Foundation in Arts

Broaden horizons. Open the mind. A study in humanities teaches one how to think creatively and critically, to reason, and to ask questions.


Take up the challenge of studying across a range of disciplines with the UOW Malaysia KDU Foundation in Arts programme. In preparation for a bachelor’s degree in the humanities stream, students will have an opportunities to be exposed to basic modules of various disciplines such as:

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Communications and Media Studies
  • Law


This programme exposes students to the vigorous demands of tertiary education, preparing them to be critical thinkers necessary for university life. Here, students will learn:

  • Critical and analytical skills
  • Skills to work effectively in teams
  • To hone their entrepreneurial spirit
  • Curiosity to new ideas
  • Social and ethical responsibility

Programme information

Our graduates have continued on to some of the best universities in the world.

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • London School of Economics
  • Imperial College London
  • King’s College, London
  • National University of Singapore
  • …and many more.



A proven track record with consistently excellent performance.

Cambridge A-Levels Examination Results 

MAY – JUNE 2018
Straight A’s scorers
Scored at least 1A / 1A*
More than
A scorers in 8 out of 8 subjects
MAY – JUNE 2017
Straight A’s scorers
Scored at least 1A / 1A*
More than
A scorers in 6 out of 10 subjects
MAY – JUNE 2016
Straight A’s scorers
Scored at least 1A / 1A*
More than
A scorers in 7 out of 11 subjects
Straight A’s scorers
Scored at least 1A / 1A*
More than
A scorers in 5 out of 11 subjects
MAY – JUNE 2015
Straight A’s scorers
Scored at least 1A / 1A*
More than
A scorers in 6 out of 11 subjects


A Holistic Learning Experience 

Good Student-Faculty Ratio
Class sizes for formal subjects are limited to 30 foundation studies students to optimize learning and interaction.

Amazing Pastoral Care
Our commitment towards providing students with a strong support system include consistent review and tracking of student performance, out-of-classroom consultations for academic support and counselling, and personal guidance.

Semester Mixers
The lunch mixers, held every semester, serves as the perfect platform for the pre-university & foundation studies faculty and students, both newly enrolled and current, to mingle and get to know each other, and in the process, build camaraderie, embrace diversity and foster inclusion.

Pre-United Club
The club constantly organizes activities and fundraisers that engage the community and are aimed towards a good cause.

University Placement Services 

Our dedicated faculty work closely with university placement agents to ensure our students gain admission into their university of choice, with specialized placements to universities in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States of America

  • Talks by various universities
  • Workshops for students to ensure they make informed decisions on the best pathway upon completion of their pre-university or foundation studies programme in Malaysia
  • Advice and counselling sessions dedicated to matching each student with the best possible programme and university
3 - 6 years (FT); 4 - 8 years (PT)
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU College, Damansara Jaya

Total of 16 modules

(6 Compulsory modules)

  • Academic Writing Presentation and Research Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Introduction to Business

(Choose 7 modules)

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Media Studies
  • Principle of Accounting
  • Statistics
  • Fundamental of Contract
  • Fundamental of English Legal System
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Pengajian Malaysia 1 (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Study Skills
  • Cultural Studies

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes)

Intake dates


14 January 27 March 9 May 4 September


Estimated fees
Local students


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International students


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*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

SPM / O Levels :
Min. 5 Credits (5Cs)


Min. 3 Credits (3Bs)


Any other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia (or as stated in the Document Senarai Nilai Taraf Kelayakan Akademik, Malaysian Qualifications Agency):

Pass (Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts)




  1. Accounting/Banking and Finance – SPM/GCE O-Level/UEC credit in Mathematics and a “Pass” in English; SAT minimum score of 550 for Mathematics; or a 60% score in Mathematics equivalent.
  2. Communication – SPM/GCE O-Level/UEC credit in English, SAT minimum score of 550 for Evidence-based Reading and Writing; or a 60% score in English equivalent.
  3. Business – SPM/GCE O-Level/UEC “Pass” in Mathematics and English; SAT minimum score of 530 for Mathematics; or a 50% score in Mathematics and English equivalent.
  4. Game Art/Game Design – SPM/GCE O-Level/UEC “Pass” in Mathematics; SAT minimum score of 530 for Mathematics; or a 50% score in Mathematics equivalent.
  5. Law – SPM/GCE O-Level/UEC Credit in English and Bahasa Malaysia; Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a score of 35 (IBT) with 415 (PBT) in TOEFL ; score of 36 and above for Pearson English Test
English Requirement

Local Student:

Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels examination)


International Student:

Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a score of 35 (IBT) with 415 (PBT) in TOEFL ; score of 36 and above for Pearson English Test



*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.