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Foundation in Arabic for International Communication

The foundation programmes at IIUM ACADEMY are designed to provide students with the required knowledge and necessary skills to prepare them for entry into the degree programmes offered by the various Kulliyyah's (faculties) at IIUM.

Entry into IIUM's Foundation programmes is open to Malaysian and international students but admission processing is handled separately according to applicant's nationality and qualification. The following table shows where applicants should apply in view of their nationality and qualification:

No.Applicant's CategoryQualification UsedAdmission Processing OfficeApplication Form
1Bumiputera MalaysianSPM 2020IIUM AcademyClick here
2Non-Bumiputera MalaysianSPMIIUM AcademyClick here
3Malaysian (Bumi and non-Bumi)GCE O-Level or other equivalent qualifications
IIUM AcademyClick here
4International studentsSPMIIUM AcademyClick here
5International studentsGCE O-Level or other equivalent qualifications
IIUM AcademyClick here

Students who have successfully completed this foundation programme and achieved a minimum CGPA of 2.5 will be offered admission into Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Arabic for International Communication programme.


Programme Details

STUDENTS WITH GCSE / IGCSE / GCE O -LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS
STUDENTS WITH SPM QUALIFICATIONS
1. Minimum Grade A in the following subjects:

  • Arabic Foreign Language, AND
  • Islamiyyat*

2. Minimum Grade D in English, AND

3. Minimum Grade C in the following subjects:
  • Mathematics, AND
  • TWO (2) other subjects.

* Evidence of school-based Islamic subject taken in an Islamic-oriented school curriculum may be considered in lieu of the IGCSE Islamiyyat.

1. Minimum Grade C+ in the following subjects:

  • Bahasa Melayu
  • Mathematics
  • TWO (2) in any non-language subjects

AND

2. Minimum Grade C in the following subjects:

  • English
  • History

AND

3. Minimum Grade A- in Arabic Language, AND

4. Minimum Grade B in any Islamic Religious subject.


Minimum duration : 1 year (3 semesters)

Maximum duration : 2 years (6 semesters)