The Foundation Programmes is a one-year pre-university qualification designed to prepare SPM students and O-levels equivalents for the undergraduate studies at UTAR.
There are various courses (subjects) that will enhance your academic knowledge, expose you to the latest developments in the respective areas of studies and foster your critical thinking skills. Simultaneously, it also sharpens students' presentation skills and English language professionally.
You should consider the Foundation programme if you already know the field of undergraduate study. The Foundation programme will provide you with solid knowledge and learning skills essential to meet the challenges of your preferred degree.
However, we design the Foundation programmes so that most skills are transferable to other fields of study. This will keep your option open and gain entry into other degree programmes (subject to meeting the programme entry requirements). This open option is important as many SPM and O-level students can only confirm or change their choice after they have completed their Foundation programmes.
There are 2 Foundation programmes, available at both the Kampar Campus and Sungai Long Campus.
(a) Foundation in Arts, which consists core courses and elective courses in:
Upon successful completion of the Foundation programme, you proceed to the corresponding undergraduate programme of your choice. Note: Some undergraduate programmes have certain CGPA requirement such as for MBBS, Dietetics, Finance and others.