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Foundation in Arabic 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 Revealed Knowledge and Heritage in Arabic Language and Literature
2.Bachelor of Arts in Arabic for International Communication

Programme Details

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.

1. Minimum Grade C+ in the following subjects:

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


2. Minimum Grade C in the following subjects:

  • English
  • History


3. Minimum Grade A- in Arabic Language, AND

4. Minimum Grade B in any Islamic Religious subject.

Core CoursesProgramme Required CoursesCentre Required Courses

HSA 0364A Writing Skills

HSA 0334A Social Studies

HSA 0344A Thinking Skills

HSA 0354A Public Speaking

LSA 0114 Introduction to Law

QSA 0284 Introduction to Statistics

QSA 0294 Business Studies

RKA 0424 Selected Themes of al-Qur'an

RKA 0413A Islam and Other Religions

RKA 0433A Islamic Revealed Knowledge

ICT 0512 Basic Application of ICT

Minimum duration : 1 year (3 semesters)

Maximum duration : 2 years (6 semesters)