Foundation in Business(R/010/3/0173)(07/2023)(MQA/FA3723)

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) provides a pathway to a prestigious University of Reading degree at either our UK or Malaysia Campus. This 12-month intensive programme is specifically designed for SPM, IGCSE and equivalent qualification holders who would like to start their university studies as early as possible.


The University’s International Foundation Programme (IFP) was one of the first to be established in the UK and the programme offered in Malaysia is the same as that offered in the UK. We guarantee a place for you on an undergraduate degree so long as you meet the progression requirements and you can directly progress without the need to apply for your degree.


You have the option to your chosen degree at our award-winning campus in Reading UK or our state-of-the-art campus in Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia. In addition, you will be eligible for a reduction in the regular programme fees.


As well as academic skills, the IFP is designed to develop non-academic skills that are an integral part of each student’s overall development.Some of our weekly enhancement activities include:

  • Social outings
  • Team-building
  • Motivational talks
  • Business workshops
  • Law workshops
  • IT skills training

All of the Foundation in Business modules are designed and taught by university lecturers and are therefore tailored with your future degree in mind. Students who wish to progress onto one of our highly regarded undergraduate programmes will be taught ‘Academic Skills’ and three modules relating to their chosen degree programme, chosen from:

  • Economics
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Maths for Finance, Economics and Business
  • Psychology
  • Law

Students will need to study the International English module if their English level is below:

  • IELTS 6.5 (no component below 5.5)
  • B in IGCSE English as a Second Language
  • B in SPM English 1119

Typical degrees that students progress onto at the University of Reading Malaysia include:

  • Finance and Business Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Management and Business
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Real Estate
  • Psychology
  • Law

Other degrees that students typically progress onto at the UK campus include:

  • Accounting and Business
  • Business and Management
  • Building Surveying
  • Consumer Behaviour and Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics
  • Finance and Investment Banking
  • Law
  • Psychology with Neuroscience

SPM or IGCSE or an equivalent qualification: 
Minimum 5 Cs in relevant subjects including Mathematics, excluding English for Science and Technology, Islamic Studies and Moral Studies

English Language:
Grade C in SPM English 1119/ IGCSE English
or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

University English courses are available for students with English grade below C or IELTS 5.5.

12 months
September and April

RM 19,600 per annum

International Students:
RM 23,600 per annum

Student Enquiries

Toll free:
+1800 18 6867

+60 (7) 268 6205

+60 (16) 7725 400
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General Enquiries

University of Reading Malaysia
Persiaran Graduan Kota Ilmu, Educity 79200 Iskandar Puteri Johor, Malaysia.

Toll free:
+1800 18 6867

+ 60 (7) 268-6200

+60 (7) 268-6202


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