Programme Overview:
Why the HELP Foundation?
  • A Foundation programme that is fully accredited by MQA
  • 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
  • Small class size for effective learning
  • Experienced and committed teaching faculty with proven track records
  • Recognition by universities in Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, United States of America and other countries
  • Cultural exchange and networking opportunities from a healthy mix of international and local students
  • Value added subjects such as Critical Thinking Skills, Study Skills, Personal Development & Leadership and Culture, Arts and Politics to inculcate broader appeal and thinking
  • Leadership training specially designed by experienced psychologists and trained facilitators highlighting the following areas:
  1. self-confidence and self-esteem
  2. dealing with fear
  3. dealing with change
  4. team work
  5. cultivating the right values in order to be an ethical employee
  • Community service emphasising the importance of being kind and empathetic towards others who are less fortunate
  • Small classes conducive for learning
  • Financial assistance available
Entry Requirements

Foundation in Arts

  • 5 SPM/SPMV Credits including a pass in Bahasa Melayu and History
  • 5 O-Level credits
  • 3 Bs in UEC
  • Other equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysia Government.

Foundation in Science

  • 5 SPM/SPMV Credits. Must have a credit in Mathematics and 2 Science subjects (Biology/Chemistry/Physics) and a pass in Bahasa Melayu and History.
  • 5 O-Level credits. Must have a credit in Mathematics and 2 Science subjects (Biology/Chemistry/Physics)
  • 3 Bs in UEC. Must have a credit in Mathematics and 2 Science subjects (Biology/Chemistry/Physics)
  • Other equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysia Government.

HELP University English requirement:

  • A credit in English from SPM/SPMV/O-Level/UEC
  • TOEFL – 550
  • IELTS – band 5.5
  • Other English qualifications will also be considered on a case to case basis.

Intakes

  • January, March/April, May, September
    Note: Forecast results are accepted. A conditional offer will be given to those who meet the entry requirements.
Partners

INTO is a rapidly growing network of university-based study centres, offering new and higher quality standards of preparation for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the UK, US and China. INTO offers international students the opportunity to fulfil their educational goals and achieve academic success at a world-class university. Combining the resources of the best universities in the world with major independent investment, INTO Centres deliver a world-class educational and cultural experience for international students, with fast, effective and assured progression to university degree courses, creating an unforgettable student experience. INTO offers various innovative university preparation courses on leading university campuses in the UK. With the recognition of the HELP Foundation programmes, students can achieve their goals to study at any of our partner universities upon completion of the International Diploma programmes offered at these leading universities’ campuses. The International Diploma programmes are equivalent to Year One of a UK university degree and prepare students for direct entry to the second year (or third year at Glasgow Caledonian University) of a relevant degree in either business or engineering at a number of INTO university partners, subject to fulfilling the minimum requirements.

The INTO Centres are:
CenterProgrammes offered
BusinessEngineering
INTO University of East Anglia LondonYes
INTO University of East AngliaYes
INTO University of ExeterYesYes
INTO Newcastle UniversityYes
INTO Manchester*Yes
INTO Glasgow Caledonian UniversityYesYes
INTO Queen's University BelfastYesYes
University Recognition

Malaysia

  • International Medical University (IMU)
  • Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed)
  • Penang Medical College (PMC)

Australia

  • Australia National University
  • Monash University
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland
  • Australian Catholic University
  • Bond University
  • Deakin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Federation University
  • Flinders University
  • Macquarie University
  • Murdoch University
  • University of South Australia
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University Technology Sydney
  • University of Wollongong

New Zealand

  • Massey University
  • University of Canterbury

Russia

  • Moscow Medical Academy
  • Volgograd States Medical University

United Kingdom

  • University of Bath
  • University of Surrey
  • Cardiff University – Cardiff
  • Business School
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Sheffield

United Kingdom

  • University of Aston
  • University of Liverpool
  • Queen’s University of Belfast
  • University of Essex
  • Swansea University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Northumbria University
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Bangor University
  • University of Chester
  • Aberysywyth University
  • University of Derby
  • Middlesex University
  • York St John University
  • Teesside University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Glyndwr University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • University College Birmingham
  • Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland
  • University of London International Programme
  • University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus)
  • University of Southamtpton (Malaysia Campus)
  • INTO University of East Anglia
  • INTO University of Exeter
  • INTO Glasgow Caledonian University
  • INTO Manchester (NCUK)
  • INTO University of Newcastle
  • INTO Queen’s University

Grenada, West Indies

  • St George’s University

United States of America

  • Hawai’I Pacific University
  • Upper Iowa University
Achievers and Alumni
  • Han Pei Wun
    University of Queensland Bachelor of Commerce with Dean's Commendation for High Achievement
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2009)
  • Shifa Thaufeeq
    University of East London BA Accounting and Finance (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2009)
  • Tan Jie Ying
    University of London Bachelor of Science (Economics) (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2006)
  • Shalini a/p Ragunath
    University of Liverpool Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Science (2007)
  • Vishahan Tharmalingam
    University of Nottingham Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Science (2007)
  • Khairul Arif bin Razali
    Australian National University Bachelor of Psychology and Philosophy
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2011)
  • Victoria Yeong Foong Yee
    HELP Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Science (2008)
  • Adrina Choy Wai Kheng
    HELP Bachelor of Communication (Marketing Communication) (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2007)
  • Khaw Ching Ai
    HELP Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2007)
  • Manpreet Kaur
    University of East London BA Accounting and Finance (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2006)
  • Charmane Hoh Shiuan Mane
    University of East London BA Accounting and Finance (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2009)
  • Terence Yee Tsien Li
    HELP Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Science (2007)
  • Charlotte Lee Jia Xin
    HELP Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies) (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2008)
  • Rachel Lai Suet Teng
    Currently pursuing her Master of Philosophy in Cambridge University,
    United Kingdom Royal Holloway,
    University of London (RHUL),
    Bachelor of Music (Hons) HELP Foundation in Arts (2010)
  • Teoh Poh Lyn
    University of Queensland Bachelor of Commerce with Dean's Commendation for High Achievement
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2009) 
  • Christopher Woo Kit Liang
    University of Melbourne Bachelor of Commerce with Dean's Commendation for High Achievement
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2006) 
  • Tee Khai Sim
    University of East London BA Business Studies (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2008) 
  • Adelene Yap Leii Jin
    University of East London BA Business Administration (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2005)
  • Leong Fang Teng
    University of London Bachelor of Science (Accounting) (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2008) 
  • Lau Ann Joe
    University of London Bachelor of Science (Accounting) (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2008)
  • Leconte Lee Wai Hon
    Hawai’i Pacific University Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Public Relations cum laude
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2008)
  • Selena Ong Huey Pheng
    HELP Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Science (2005) 
  • Yap Kim Hoe
    HELP Bachelor of Information Technology (Business Information Management) (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Science (2006)
  • Khoo Hui Ven
    University of Queensland Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) with Dean's Commendation for High Achievement
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2005)
  • Tan Huei Ching
    University of East London BA Accounting and Finance (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2009)
  • Caryn Tan Mun Mun
    University of East London BA Business Administration (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2007) 
  • Azminah binti Zakhir Hussain
    University of East London BA Accounting and Finance (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2007) 
  • Kok Cheang Keat
    University of East London BA Accounting and Finance (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2006)  
  • Chang Mei Jun
    University of East London BA Accounting and Finance (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2007)
  • Lee Sook Huey
    HELP Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Science (2007)
  • Helene Sylvia Gomez
    HELP Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2007)
  • Kee Wooi Hong
    HELP Bachelor of Business (Finance) (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2008)
  • Wong Lee Yee
    HELP Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (First Class Honours)
    HELP Foundation in Arts (2008)
Academic Team

Dhanesh joined HELP University in 1994 as a Lecturer. He has taught various subjects at the pre-university and the undergraduate level. Dhanesh travels extensively locally and abroad giving talks on holistic education. In addition he conducts seminars for the benefit of teachers. The topics include handling difficult students, teaching and learning, classroom management and leadership in the education sector.

Dhanesh Balakrishnan
Dean,
Faculty of University Foundation Studies and Senior Lecturer
LL.B (Hons)(London),
LLM (UKM) CLP,
MBA(CSturt),
Certificate in Taxation (HELP)

Alex has been in the higher education field since the mid 90s. Prior to this, he worked with a Malaysian banking institution as well as firms in Australia.

Alex Chin Yu Tuck
Senior Lecturer
BA Economics & Psychology (Swinburne)

Annie worked in the advertising industry as a copywriter before she pursued a Master of English as a Second Language and joined the field of education. She has more than 7 years of experience in teaching English.

Annie Khaw Aun Nee
Senior Lecturer
BA (Media Studies) Hons,
MESL (Malaya)

Chandra teaches English and Chemistry in the HELP Foundation program. With 20 years of teaching experience, mainly in Singapore, she has been a trainer in diverse areas like Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Academic Writing, and Reading Strategies.

Chandra Nanthakumar
Senior Lecturer
BSc (Chem) Hons,
MSc (Chem) (USM),
CELTA (Cambridge),
MEd (ELT) (Sheffield)

Prior to joining HELP University, Dharminder worked for a telecommunications company where he was trained in soft skills, report writing, presentations and team management. He is currently pursuing his Master of Applied Psychology in Coaching at HELP University.

Dharminder Singh
Senior Lecturer
BA (English) Hons (UPM)

Ms Goh received formal training as a teacher on a Malaysian government scholarship and was given the “Cemerlang” award when she served as the Assistant Principal in one of the schools.

Goh Wan Chen
Senior Lecturer
BSc (French Lit),
Dip Audio-Visual (French) (Universite des Sciences Humaines, France)
DipEd (TESL) (Malaya)

Irma has taught English to both foreign and local students. She has about 12 years of teaching experience. She is currently pursuing her MA in English Literature from the University of Malaya.

Irma Herawati
Senior Lecturer
BA (Eng Lit) (Tennessee),
TESL (American Associate Degree)

Lorna has been a lecturer in IT for 12 years. Prior to being a lecturer, she worked in the IT industry for 13 years. She has vast experience in programming, systems analysis and design, and managing an IT department.

Lorna Chan Bee Li
Senior Lecturer
BSc Hons (Mgt Info Sys) (New Hampshire)

Cheau Yann obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Malaya. She has been teaching for over 6 years and currently teaches Economics in the HELP Foundation program.

Lim Cheau Yann
Senior Lecturer
BSc (Econs) Hons, MPA (Public Policy) (Malaya)

Melisa teaches Finite mathematics and Calculus. She used to teach Cambridge A-Levels Pure Mathematics as well. She has been lecturing since 2008. She is also the adviser of the HMC Random Act of Kindness project.

Melisa Amos
Senior Lecturer
BSc (Industrial Math) (UTM)

Najmuddin has been teaching for 9 years and has presented research papers locally and internationally, winning two Bronze medals and one Best Oral Presentation award for his research efforts. He was a volunteer teacher for Damansara Foster Homes for 3 years before he joined HELP to teach physics and IT subjects.

Mohd Najmuddin bin Suki
Senior Lecturer
BCompSc (Software Engr) Hons (Malaya)

Formerly a journalist with The New Straits Times, Murali worked in the Corporate Communication Department in HELP University before becoming a lecturer. He spearheads the annual Cosplay Comics, Anime and Games Exhibition (C2AGE) as well as other projects like HELP @ The Coastline and Driving is a No Phone Zone. He teaches Communication related subjects.

R Murali Rajaratenam
Senior Lecturer
BSc (Microbiology) Hons,
MESL (UM)

Sangeeta has been teaching biology and study skills since 2007. In 2010, her article “Laccase production from oil palm industry solid waste: Statistical optimization of selected process parameters” appeared in the Journal of Engineering Life Sciences.

Sangeeta S. Murthy
Senior Lecturer
BSc Biotechnology (Monash University)
MBiotech (Malaya)

See Yee Chen has 5 years of teaching experience in Statistics. Her research interests are in e-learning, peer learning, and teaching and learning. She has presented papers locally and internationally. She is also involved in coordination of student activities in the HELP Foundation program.

See Yee Chen
Senior Lecturer
BSc (Hons) (Stats) MEd (Instructional Technology) (Malaya)

Selina has been a lecturer for the last 24 years, teaching English and more recently, Psychology. She is the Chairperson of the Department Academic Board which oversees the quality of the courses provided in the department. She has completed a Masters in Counselling at HELP University, and serves as an intern at HELP’s Center for Psychological and Counseling Services.

Selina Nalini Richards
Senior Lecturer
BA (Eng Lit & Indo/Malay Studies) Hons (Monash),
BSc (Psych) (cum laude) (Upper Iowa),
MCouns (HELP)

Prior to his academic career, Mr Siva Subramaniam worked in the IT industry in Software Development and IT Consultancy. Currently, he teaches IT related subjects in the Foundation program. Mr Siva has over 10 years’ experience in IT education.

Siva Subramaniam a/l Nadesan
Senior Lecturer
BSc Hons Comp & Inf Systems (Oxford Brookes),
NCC International Diploma in Computer Studies (NCC, UK),
MSc (Distinction) Technology Management (Staffordshire)

Bill has been lecturing for the past 15 years. He lectures in various area in Business at the degree and foundation level. A graduate from the US, he has a background in retail management and financial planning.

William Gualbert Quah Siew Beng
Senior Lecturer
BBA (Bus Econ),
MBA (Mk/Int Bus) (San Diego)

Winnie has taught for 11 years. She currently teaches critical thinking skills. In 2008, she initiated the HMC Yearbook, an annual publication. She was also involved in the coordination and planning of HMC’s Japan Cultural Exchange Program in 2010.

Winnie Leong Wai Ling
Senior Lecturer
BBus (Info Sys) (Swinburne)

Ahmad Fitri’s have been teaching for over 9 years both at local and overseas institution. A Fulbright alumni, Ahmad Fitri particularly interested in social development particularly language development and proficiency in different social settings. He currently teaching Culture, Arts, & Politics in HELP foundation programme.

Ahmad Fitri Bin Ayob
Lecturer
BSc Edu (TESL) (UTM),
MA (TESOL &Linguistics) (WVU),
Teaching Cert (Instructional Technology) (NIU)

Andrew completed his undergraduate degree with a Masters of Engineering in 2012. After graduating, he worked on a ministry training scheme in England. He currently teaches mathematics and physics in the HELP Foundation programme.

Andrew Joseph Woodliffe
Lecturer
MEng (Oxon)

Jin-Vei graduated from University Malaya with a Degree in Languages and Linguistics majoring in English Language. He worked as a freelance translator and later as a teacher in a homeschool for 2 years before joining HELP. He recently obtained a Masters Degree in the field of Linguistics’.

Chan Jin-Vei
Lecturer
BLang and Linguistics (English (UM),
MA (Lingusitics) (UM)

Miss Dalwinder Kaur was awarded the UUM Gold Medal for academic excellence by University Utara Malaysia for her undergraduate studies. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) in Universiti Malaya under a full scholarship
program from the Prime Ministers’ Department (Yayasan 1Malaysia).

Dalwinder Kaur
Lecturer
BEd. TEYL (Hons) (UUM)

Iskandar previously worked with IBM as a Customer Professional dealing with people across the globe. He currently teaches
Malaysian Studies and Intermediate English in the HELP Foundation program.

Iskandar Dzulkarnain Ahmad Junid
Lecturer
BA (English Lang & Lit) Hons (IIUM)

Joel joined HELP University in 2008. Alongside teaching Finite Mathematics and Calculus, he is passionate about instilling the right principles and developing leadership skills in students.

Joel Charles
Lecturer
BSc (Hon) Physics (UPM)

Kavitha V.Gokulachandran has more than 10 years’ experience in ESL teaching and training. She is currently teaching English and Critical Thinking Skills in the Foundation programme. She is also a trainer in the Leadership Training Series conducted by HELP Matriculation Centre.

Kavitha V. Gokulachandran
Lecturer
Kavitha V. Gokulachandran BSc (Psychology) (Upper Lowa),
MA (Educational Leaderships) (Nottingham), CELTA

Manwant has 15 years of teaching experience both at international schools and colleges, as a teacher as well as coordinator, where she has had the opportunities to teach and counsel students. She believes that every student has the ability to achieve their best potential with the appropriate guidance and nurturing.

Manwant Kaur Purewal
Lecturer
BSc (Computing) (Portsmouth)

Nelson was a tutor on Real Analysis and Abstract Mathematics for the past 3 years while completing his Master Degree. His passions fall into teaching and doing research.

Tee Loong Soong, Nelson
Lecturer
BSc (Comp. Mathematics) (UMT),
MSc (Mathematical Sciences) (UMT)

Yeow Wen graduated from University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Psychological Science in 2009. In line with his passion in people development and sports, he worked with the National Sport Institute of Malaysia for 3 years as a Sport Psychologist prior to joining HELP University. Yeow Wen also has experience in Human Resource and childhood education.

Neoh Yeow Wen
Lecturer
BPsySc (UniSA)

Norzaireen has both education and corporate experience. She started her career as an English teacher before becoming a Corporate Communications officer at UMW Toyota Motor. She lectures English and Critical Thinking Skills in the HELP Foundation program.

Norzaireen binti Shamsul Kamar
Lecturer
BEd (ELT) Hons (Chichester)

Samantha taught A-Levels Mathematics for 2 years prior to joining HELP University where she is currently teaching Statistics. She also worked as a Market Researcher and Data Analyst before joining the education sector.

Samantha Goh Yean Mee
Lecturer
MAppStat (Malaya)
BSc (Actuarial Sc) (UKM)

Syafiq has taught since 2009 and joined HELP University in 2011. He is currently teaching Study Skills and Critical Thinking Skills. He also assists Foundation students in their community service projects

Syafiq Amri
Lecturer
BA (Linguistics & Lit) Hons,
MA (English Literary Studies) (IIUM)

Thevarani had 7 years of teaching experience before joining HELP University. She teaches Statistics in the HELP Foundation program and is currently pursuing her Master of Applied Statistics at the University of Malaya.

Thevarani Lingam
Lecturer
BSc (Stats) Hons,
MA(AppStats) (Malaya)

William Yeo has been teaching Mathematics for 5 years. He is also in charge of the Mathematics Club in HMC.

William Yeo Kim Hong
Lecturer
BSc (App Math/Comp) Hons (UTAR)

Kelvin obtained a First Class Honours in his Bachelor degree. Subsequently, he went to Taiwan to pursue his International MBA.

Kelvin Lye Kwong Loong
Tutor
BElec Eng (Power Engineering) Hons (UTM),
IMBA (Finance) (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)

Helena has worked with young people for the last 10 years as a Youth Development Trainer and Facilitator specifically in group learning and leadership development. She is currently pursuing her Master of Applied Psychology in Coaching at HELP University. She is now a certified professional coach and also a recipient of the HELP CEO Scholarship award.

Helena Michael
Senior Lecturer
BA Psychology (cum laude),
BSec Education (cum laude) (De La Salle), MAppPsy in Coaching (HELP)

With close to 10 years of teaching experience, May Leen believes that every student should be given the opportunity to excel and a supportive educator is the key to helping them achieve this.

Yu May Leen
Senior Lecturer
BSc Computing (Oxford Brookes)
MSc (Comp Sc) (Malaya)

After a career in the accounting profession and a couple of MNC’s in England and Malaysia, she now brings her commercial experience to the young adults in HELP. Sook Yin teaches finance and accounting within the Foundation program.

Choo Sook Yin
Lecturer
Chartered Accountant (ICAEW),
MBA (RMIT),
MIA, Institute of Internal Auditors