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What will I learn?

Foundation Studies is better understood as a preparatory course to prepare you for the degree programme. Tertiary education will be a lot different from what you have been used to in school and Foundation Studies will help you to adapt yourself before you commit to pursuing a degree later on. While some of you may already know exactly what you want to pursue after leaving secondary school, others may still be weighing a few options that they should go for. In either case, you will find Foundation Studies at IUKL a good start.

This programme is MQA accredited. After completing the Foundation Studies, students can either continue their studies in IUKL or choose other Private Higher Education Institutions to pursue their degree programme, locally or internationally.

Is this programme for me?

For school leavers who have already decided on what field to pursue and should you prefer a faster pathway to your degree, this 1 year intensive programme is the best route for you.

If you have yet to decide on what you want to do after you finish school, IUKL Foundation Studies is the best choice to keep your option open and gain entry into your Bachelor’s programmes. You will be equipped with the subject knowledge and skills you will need for your preferred degree programmes.

What should I expect?

IUKL Foundation in Arts is designed to keep the options open. The idea is to provide students a wider range of programmes to select at the Bachelor’s Degree level. The open option is important as many SPM and O-Level students can only decide after their foundation year.

What will I learn?

IUKL’s Foundation in Arts also provides students with two options, the Architecture Option and the Business, Information Technology and Language Studies Option. The common subjects are Academic English, Communication Essentials, Introduction to Computer System & Application, Introduction to Critical Thinking, Introduction to Multimedia, Introduction to Psychology, Introductory Mathematical Analysis, Personal Effectiveness, Presentation Skills and Professional Writing.

Which department am I in?

Centre for Foundation and General Studies (CFGS)

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
RM12,600.00 (US$ 3,036) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 November 2021


Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

Unipark Suria,

Jalan Ikram-Uniten,



43000, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have SPM Minimum 5Cs (including Mathematics or Accounting), O-Level Minimum 5Cs (including Mathematics or Accounting), UEC Minimum 4Bs (including Mathematics or Accounting), Other Qualifications As recognised by the Senate of IUKL as equivalent to SPM.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students must have qualification equivalent to SPM, O-Level, UEC.

TOEFL (PBT) score of 410 or TOEFL (IBT) score of 42; IELTS score of 5.0; Pearson Test In English (Academic) score of 47; Cambridge Placement Test (CEPT) score of 154.


About Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

IUKL is recognised professionally by various international bodies such as the Board of Engineers Malaysia, Board of Architects Malaysia and CISCO.

  • IUKL is the first infrastructure university in Malaysia
  • Offers pathways to top universities in the UK and Australia
  • Professionally recognised by international bodies
  • Many of its lecturers are industry-experts