Fast-track your way to an undergraduate degree with the University of Reading Malaysia’s Foundation Programmes

In the world of academia, there is no substitute for reputation. A good name matters, so if you’re a parent, wherever you are and whatever future you see for child, a degree from the University of Reading is a trusted mark of their academic achievement and the starting point of a satisfying and rewarding career for them. The Foundation Programmes from the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) offer students a one-year intensive access course, which prepares them for the academic rigours and personal challenges of a bachelor’s degree. Once your child has successfully completed a Foundation Programme at UoRM, they can progress to studying one of the university’s internationally renowned undergraduate degree programmes, at either the Malaysia campus or in the UK.

Students in Financial Dealing Room

UoRM is the first overseas campus of the University of Reading in the UK. It is located in EduCity, in the heart of the fast developing economic region known as Iskandar Puteri, in Johor and a short drive from the Second Link to Singapore. With a growing ICT hub, new hospitals and the development of new innovative, smart buildings in the region, there is plenty of opportunity for UoRM students to gain work experience while studying, and promising employment opportunities when they graduate.

The University of Reading has a rich heritage dating back over 150 years. Together with the world-leading Henley Business School, which has been operating for over 70 years, it is proud to have a long-established international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research and is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2018. This means students who study at UoRM can be assured they will receive a top quality higher education experience, delivered by expert academics, most of whom are PhD holders and active in research.

The university’s Foundation Programmes are designed for those seeking an alternative to the traditional STPM and A-Levels pathways and are tailored to prepare students academically and socially to pursue their bachelor’s degree. Your child can get their business career off to a flying start by enrolling in the Foundation in Business programme, which is designed to teach students business-related subjects that will give them a strong underpinning for their future degree, as well as training in transferable academic skills. Successful completion of the versatile Foundation in Business programme enables progression to full degree-level courses at the UK or Malaysia campus of the internationally renowned Henley Business School, which is part of the University of Reading. Henley Business School is one of only a few business schools in Asia to be accredited by relevant bodies and authorities in the Malaysia, UK, Europe and America. Completing the Foundation in Business course gives students the chance to access the reputation of one of the world’s most prestigious business schools. Typical degrees that Foundation in Business graduates progress onto include accounting and finance, management and business, finance and business management, property and real estate, psychology, quantity surveying, construction management and more.

UoRM provides students with a conducive environment for studying and socialising

With international recognition for research-led teaching, a friendly, supportive environment and an excellent employment record for graduates, the University of Reading Malaysia is an ideal destination to pursue a science degree. The Foundation in Science programme is the perfect first stage of this journey. The course will prepare students academically and socially to undertake a science degree. Successful completion of the programme enables progression to full degree-level courses at the University of Reading in either the UK or Malaysia, which offers expert teaching staff and high-tech, modern facilities. The course not only provides a solid background in science and transferable academic and life skills but it is designed to prepare students for a rewarding university experience and a pathway towards an exciting and lucrative career. Typical degrees that Foundation in Science students progress onto include pharmacy, psychology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, chemistry and microbiology.

The University of Reading’s Foundation Programmes are also designed to help students to develop their abilities in English, gaining the technical and social vocabulary they require to thrive at university. All of the programme modules are designed and taught by the university’s lecturers and are therefore tailored with each student’s future degree in mind.

Aside from the many scholarships available, students who apply now can even enjoy a generous early-bird discount.

The University of Reading has a long history of welcoming students whose first language is not English, and supporting them with the skills they need in order to be successful at university. Students who need support with their English can enrol in one of the university’s Pre-Sessional English courses which are designed to boost students’ confidence and vocabulary range in English. Students who take these courses will develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, necessary for studying at a British English-medium university successfully.

Scholarships for high achievers
The University of Reading Malaysia is keen to attract the brightest and best students, as it does in the UK. UoRM offers a range of generous scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts. Students who demonstrate exemplary academic ability and results will automatically receive a High Achiever’s Scholarship when they enroll. Students at the Malaysia campus are also eligible for the Provost’s award which offers the very best, high achieving students the equivalent of a 100% discount on fees. UoRM students are also eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships being offered by organisations including Khazanah Watan, Gamuda Land, The Edge, The Star and more.

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