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Pre-Medical Foundation Year

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    0.8 Year
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    RM 40,000

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The Foundation Year extends over two semesters, delivered in Semester I [September to January] and Semester II [January to June]. Each semester comprises 12 direct-contact teaching weeks, 1 week of revision and 2 weeks of examinations and provides students with a solid grounding in the biomedical sciences as well as providing them with the necessary IT skills to operate effectively within the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The course is delivered as a series of stand-alone and integrated modules with a modularised assessment.

The FY modular structure conforms to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The programme consists of 8 modules, amounting to 60 ECTS credits in total. Some modules carry 5 credits while others carry 10. The rationale behind the introduction of 10 credit modules into the FY was primarily to decrease the assessment burden on students in Semester I (being mindful of the challenges faced by some students on making the transition to tertiary level education).

Students must pass all modules to complete. Students may then begin first-year of Junior Cycle in Medicine at either the RCSI or UCD. A firm offer will be provided upon the release of final results.

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Detailed entry requirements

STPM / A-Levels

ABC or BBB in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

30 points (excluding bonus points) with a minimum of 2 HL and 1 SL in 3 Science subjects. Attained a minimum score of 5 at Higher Level each in Biology and Chemistry.


Aggregate or Average of 80% or the equivalent of B in any 3 subjects Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

Western Australia Curriculum Council / HSC Sydney Australia / Trinity College Foundation Studies / Australian Universities Foundation Programme / South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / Victoria Certificate of Education Australia (Year 12) / Australian Mat

80 ATAR provided the subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.

University Matriculation / Foundation in Science / Pre-Medical Course

CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) in 3 subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics; providing the course is not less than 1 year in the same accredited institution. 5B’s each in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, Physics and one other subject in SPM/O-Levels or its equivalent.

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

5 B4’s in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics.

Science Degree

BSc in Science with a CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) or above.

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