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1 year

January, April, August


Level of Study:

Centre for Pre-University Studies

Course Code:
R/010/3/0299/MQA/A11201 24/20

About this course

The Foundation Studies in Arts, a programme of proven quality and value, is widely accepted as an entry qualification for Economics, Finance and Accounting programmes in the prestigious and world-class University of London Programmes or Anglia Ruskin University Programmes, as well as premier universities.

Study Mode: Full Time

Assessment: Coursework and Examination

Awarding Institution: HELP College of Arts and Technology (HELP CAT


  • Standards benchmarked between South Australian Matriculation and A-Level programmes
  • Curriculum includes a Critical Thinking course that develops rational, analytical, coherent and logical thinking among students
  • External examiner monitors standards of teaching, learning and assessment as well as effective implementation of curriculum
  • Feeder programme to our top partner universities or professional accounting:
    • University of London Programmes (UOL)
    • Anglia Ruskin University (ARU)
    • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Total Course Fees

RM 13,000

Subject Listing

  • English Language & Communication 100
  • Mathematics 101
  • Accounting 101
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics 102
  • Economics 101
  • Economics 102
  • Accounting 102
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Critical Thinking


Coursework and Examination

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have one of the following entry requirements:

  • SPM
    Minimum of 5 credits (with a pass in BM and History)

  • Forecast/ Trial Examination Results
    may be used for provisional enrolment if the official results have yet to be released

Academic Pathway

The Foundation Studies Programmes (FSP) is fully accredited by MQA. Students who have graduated successfully from this programme can apply to the universities** listed below. The list is constantly being updated as the Department seeks to identify undergraduate programmes and universities locally and abroad to provide additional pathways for our Foundation Studies graduates.

  • Oxford Brookes University
  • University of Northumbria at Newcastle
  • The University of Strathclyde
  • University of West of England, Bristol
  • University of Hull
  • University of London International Programmes
  • University of Sunderland**
** Acceptance of the FSP certificate is subject to students meeting the University’s entrance requirements on a case- by-case basis.
  • The University of Adelaide
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Western Australia*
  • The University of South Australia
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Victoria University of Technology
  • Central Queensland University
  • Griffith University
  • Northern Territory University
  • The University of Southern Queensland
  • The University of New England
  • Flinders University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Monash University* (Main Campus in Australia)
  • University of Tasmania
  • Curtin University of Technology (Main Campus in Australia** and Sarawak Campus)
  • Murdoch University**
  • The University of New South Wales
* Provisional acceptance of FSP was communicated to us. Full letters/emails of accreditation are pending.
** Acceptance of the FSP certificate is subject to students meeting the University’s entrance requirements on a case- by-case basis.
  • Massey University
  • Lincoln University
  • Upper Iowa University
  • Southern New Hampshire University* (formerly known as New Hampshire College)
  • The University of New Brunswick
  • Russian State Medical University
  • Kursk State Medical University
  • Moscow Medical Academy
  • Nihny Novgorod State Medical Academy
  • Volgograd State Medical University
  • Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  • Asian Institute of Medicine, Science & Technology (AIMST)
  • University of Nottingham Malaysia
  • Penang International Dental College (PIDC)

Why Foundation @ HELPCAT?

  • Recognition by universities in Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, United States of America and other countries
  • A flexible programme which offers a broad-based education providing exposure to a variety of disciplines, thus allowing students to make an informed choice when deciding on a future career
  • Leadership training specially designed by experienced psychologists and trained facilitators highlighting the following areas: self-confidence & self-esteem, dealing with fear, dealing with change, team work, cultivating the right values in order to be an ethical employee

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