Foundation Studies

Foundation programmes are one-year preparatory courses for students to pursue an undergraduate degree.

Interested in Foundation Studies?

Foundation programmes are one-year preparatory courses for university that gives students a strong academic foundation. HELP has foundation programmes in Science and Arts.

Students who undergo the HELP Foundation (Pre-University) programmes are also prepared to deal with the demands of university study. They learn to manage their time effectively, develop independent learning skills, and participate in academic discussions, ensuring that they have the academic skills and knowledge they need to succeed in an undergraduate programme.

Furthermore, all students will enjoy HELP’s enhanced curriculum that has been carefully designed to impart the 8 attributes that will give our students the advantage in life and career. These 8 attributes are: Digital Agility, Social Skills, Strategic Communication, Mental Agility, Environmental and Global Literacy, Moral Courage, Resilience and Wellness, and Clarity of Purpose.

The HELP Foundation programme gives students the necessary academic skills and knowledge, develops the skills to thrive in the university environment, and shapes them to be successful in life and career.


Why study Foundation Studies?

The HELP Matriculation Centre provides good quality Pre-University education for a student to obtain a tertiary education.

  • We are recognised by universities in Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, United States of America and other countries.

  • Accredited MQA-accredited foundation programmes in Malaysia.

  • Our programmes have the flexibility for students to select their choice of a discipline at a later stage rather than at the beginning of the course. We offer a broad-based education, providing exposure to a variety of disciplines and enabling students to make an informed choice when deciding on their future path.

  • Enriched with additional programmes such as Leadership Training, Study Skills, Critical Thinking and English Language Skills, specially designed by experienced psychologists and trained facilitators.

  • We prepare our students to meet the demands of undergraduate study. Extracurricular activities as well as good pastoral care are emphasised to ensure that students gain a holistic education.

Apply to study Foundation Studies at HELP

University Pathways for Foundation Studies

Here are the university pathways after completing a Foundation programme at HELP

Foundation in Arts      

  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Hospitality Tourism
  • And other arts & social science related field

Foundation in Science

  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Sciences (Applied Science, Biomedical, Biotech, Food Science and any science related disciplines)

Foundation Studies Programmes