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Foundation in English Language

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 MalaysianSPMAcademic Management & Admission Division
Click 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 one of the following undergraduate degree programmes:

1.Bachelor of Human Sciences in English Language and Literature
2.Bachelor of Arts in English for International Communication

Programme Details

1. Minimum Grade B in English, AND

2. Minimum Grade C in Mathematics, AND

3. Minimum Grade C in THREE (3) other non-language subjects.

1. Minimum Grade C+ in

  • Bahasa Melayu, AND
  • Mathematics


2. Minimum Grade A- in English, AND

3. Minimum Grade C in History, AND

4. Minimum Grade B in any Islamic Religious subjects, AND

5. Minimum ONE (1) Grade B AND TWO (2) Grade C+ in other non-language subjects.

Minimum duration : 1 year (3 semesters)

Maximum duration : 2 years (6 semesters)