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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(12 m) 12 month(s)
Course Tuition Fees:
Course Miscellanous Fees:


Not provided
Location of Study:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
University of New South Wales (UNSW)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Foundation Year Programme

  Institution: KDU University College

Field Of Study:
Science & Mathematics
Level Of Study:
Pre University
Course Subject:
Commerce, Science
Course Intake:
January, July

KDU University College has been the sole provider of this premier pre-university programme in Malaysia since 1997. First established in Sydney in 1989 by UNSW, a member of the prestigious Group of Eight Australian universities, it is the longest running foundation programme in Australia. This qualification enables you to enter
universities in Australia as well as in New Zealand, the UK and the USA.

When you enrol for this programme, you will receive a provisional offer and subsequently a conditional offer by UNSW based on your performance in the first semester exams. This means you are assured of a place in the preferred UNSW undergraduate degree when you meet the entry requirements and successfully complete the UNSW Foundation Year at KDU University College.

All learning materials are supplied directly by UNSW and you have access to both E-learning modules prepared by UNSW and the entire university database. Its emphasis on study skills and systematic teaching will facilitate your transition into the Australian tertiary education.


Course Outline


Commerce  Science 
  • Academic English
  • Computing Studies
  • Economics
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics – Commerce
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Academic English
  • Biology/ Physic
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Studies
  • Mathematics – Science


Entry Requirement

Academic Qualification Entry Requirement
SPM / GCE O Level Science
• Min. 5 B’S (inclusive of English, Additional Mathematics & 2 Science subjects, pass in Bahasa Malaysia & Sejarah)


• Min. 5 B’s (inclusive of English, pass in Bahasa Malaysia & Sejarah)

UEC Science
• Min. 5 B’s (inclusive of English, Mathematics & 2 science subjects) 

• Min. 5 B’s (inclusive of English & Mathematics)

Other Year II qualification Subject to evaluation by the school of Pre-University Studies


English Requirement

  • Local Student: Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / GCE O Level examination) / Min. score of Band 4 in MUET
  • International Student: Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a score of 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or 550 (paper-based) in TOEFL

If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at KDU UC.
Duration: 1 year
Course mode: Full time
Intakes: Jan and July
Course location: Damansara Jaya Campus


Study Pathway
Upon completion of this programme, students can pursue their studies into KDU University College Degree programme or direct entry to UNSW. Students can enrol into other Group of Eight Australian Universities:

  • Monash University
  • Australian National University
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia

Other New Zealand or Australian Universities such as:

  • Macquarie University
  • RMIT University
  • University of Wollongong
  • University of Tasmania
  • Queensland University of Technology