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Utar Foundation Programmes


About Foundation Programmes

      The UTAR Foundation programmes are 1-year courses that prepare students with SPM qualification or equivalent to enter into the UTAR Honours Degree programmes.

      The programmes provide students with a comprehensive selection of core subjects that enhance their academic knowledge in the respective areas of study and at the same time, develop their understanding and appreciation of other basic subjects.

      Besides studying the core subjects such as Accounting, Computer Studies or the Sciences, students are also exposed to subjects such as Management Studies, Web Page Design, English Language as well as Public Speaking and Communication.

      Students are channelled to either the Foundation in Arts or Foundation in Science depending on their choice of study for the UTAR Honours Degree programme.

Foundation in Arts (KP/JPS(KA5263)7/09)
Minimum Entry Requirements
  • SPM with 5 credits

  • STPM with 1 Principal Pass and SPM or O-Level with 3 credits

  • A-Level with 1 Principal Pass and SPM or O-Level with 3 credits

  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM) with Grade C in 2 subjects and SPM or O-Level with 3 credits

  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU) with an average of 60% in 2 subjects and SPM or O-Level with 3 credits

  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with an average of Grade B in 3 subjects

  • O-Level with 5 credits (required to pursue Bahasa Kebangsaan A or B at Foundation level)

  • Other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government

Programme Syllabus
  • Principles of Economics

  • Computer Studies

  • English Language

  • Writing for Business

  • Public Speaking and Communication

  • Management Studies

  • Introduction to Accounting

  • Writing for Mass Communication

  • Fundamentals of Marketing

  • Fundamentals of Finance

  • Web Page Design

  • Principles of Accounts / Introduction to Chinese Literature / Introduction to Art / General Mathematics I

  • General Mathematics II / Introduction to Sociology

  • Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences / Problem Solving and Programming / Social Psychology

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan

  • Pengajian Malaysia

  • Pendidikan Moral / Pengajian Islam



Foundation in Science (KP/JPS(KA5262)9/09)
Minimum Entry Requirements
  • SPM with 5 credits which must include Mathematics and two Science subjects

  • STPM with 1 Principal Pass and SPM or O-Level with 3 credits (with credit or principal pass in Mathematics and one Science subject)

  • A-Level with 1 Principal Pass and SPM or O-Level with 3 credits (with credit or principal pass in Mathematics and one Science subject)

  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM) with Grade C in 2 subjects and SPM or O-Level with 3 credits (with credit or Grade C in Mathematics and one Science subject)

  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU) with an average of 60% in 2 subjects and SPM or O-Level with 3 credits (with credit in Mathematics and one Science subject)

  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with an average of Grade B in 3 subjects which must include Mathematics and one Science subject

  • O-Level with credit in 5 subjects which must include Mathematics and one Science subject (required to pursue Bahasa Kebangsaan A or B at Foundation level)

  • Other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government

Programme Syllabus
  • English Language

  • Computer Studies

  • Principles of Economics

  • Mathematics I

  • Chemistry I

  • Physics I / Biology I

  • Problem Solving and Programming

  • Writing for Science

  • Public Speaking and Communication

  • Mathematics II

  • Chemistry II

  • Physics II / Biology II

  • English for Communication

  • Management Studies

  • Web Page Design

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan

  • Pengajian Malaysia

  • Pendidikan Moral / Pengajian Islam



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How To Apply ??


  1. Download the application form for international students and print it.

  2. Fill up the application form completely and enclose it in a large envelope (at least A4 size) with the following documents and items:

  3. If you are already studying in Malaysia, and you are applying to be transferred from your present institution to UTAR (to leave your present institution to join UTAR), you need also to submit the following documents:

  4. Send the application form, documents and items mentioned in Step 2, and if applicable, also Step 3 to:


    Department of Admission and Credit Evaluation
    UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN
    PO Box 11384, 50744 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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