Sunway Foundation In Arts

Sunway Foundation In Arts (FIA)

Programme Intakes
February, April and August


More Than


graduates qualified for

Jeffrey Cheah A.C.E Scholarship


of students who have been awarded

First Class Honours

in Sunway University are from SFP


Graduates progressed into





Sunway Foundation Programme (SFP) is Sunway’s homegrown foundation programmes that offer students the chance to further their education at Sunway University.

FIA creates an academic pathway for students to transition smoothly into tertiary level studies at Sunway University or to selected local and overseas universities. FIA equips students with technical and soft skills necessary to be resourceful and successful in higher studies and enterprising in their careers.


Programme Details

Intakes February, April, August
Duration 1 Year
Assessments & Examinations 50% coursework & 50% examination. 


Entry Requirements

Pre-existing qualification Grade
SPM, O-Level or equivalent Pass with min. 5 credits
UEC Pass with min. 3 subjects with Grade B



Sunway Foundation Programme provides students with enrichment subjects which broaden their general knowledge, and develops their critical thinking skills through an understanding of individuals, groups and events influencing the world around them. A combination of a traditional classroom setup with remote learning through an e-learning platform will be utilised throughout the programme. Students are urged to bring their own electronic learning devices (i.e. laptop, tablets, etc) considering this dual-mode learning approach.

Choice of Subjects

Students are required to take 13 subjects.

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Core Units – Mathematics and English
  • Enrichment Subjects

*Completion of prerequisites is needed before pursuing this subject. Please consult programme advisors. 

Core Units

  • Communication: Audience and Context
  • Language and Communication
  • Language and Knowledge
  • Contemporary Business Mathematics
  • Mathematical Techniques and Analysis
  • Statistical Techniques OR Contemporary



Enrichment Subjects

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Culture: Art & Expressions
  • Introduction to Psychology


  • Accounting Processes and Reports
  • Introduction to Accounting Techniques
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Introduction to Business: Management and Marketing
  • Introduction to Business: World of Finance
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Introduction to Programming (Lab)
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Microeconomics: Concepts and Models
  • Macroeconomics: The Global View
  • Social Media in the New IT World (Lab)
  • Travel and Cuisine
  • Calculus*
  • Introduction to Computer Science (Lab)
  • Mathematics for Actuarial Studies

Scholarship Scheme

Students who are interested in pursuing our Pre-University programmes or degree programmes in Sunway College and are seeking financial aid can click here for more information. 

Downloadable Materials

Detailed information about the subjects offered for each intake for 2023 can be found in the FIA brochures.

FIA Student
Guide 2023

Studies 2023

Testimonials & Alumni

Lim Yan Keat

Secondary School: SMK Methodist ACS, Klang

Current Employer: Becton Dickinson

Achievements and Contributions

  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance, Upper Second Class Honours, Sunway University
  • Graduated from Sunway Foundation in Arts with CGPA 4.0 and awarded the Vice Chancellor Subject Award for Introduction to Accounting Techniques and Introduction to Business: World of Finance
  • Recipient of Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah Continuing Scholarship
  • Recipient of Sunway Special Pre-University Scholarship
Pavithran Maniarasu

Secondary School: SMK Bukit Indah, Ampang

Current Employer: Royal Bank of Canada, Malaysia

Achievements and Contributions

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance, Victoria University
  • Represented Sunway for Tennis (inter-university competition)
  • President of Sunway Tennis Club
Foo Hui Shee

Secondary School: Sekolah Sri UCSI, Subang Jaya

Current Employer: HSBC Hong Kong

Achievements and Contributions

  • BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Studies, First Class Honours with CGPA 4.0, Sunway University
  • Scholastic Award Recipient
  • Pursuing examinations towards Fellowship under Society of Actuaries (US)
Foo Hui Sze

Secondary School: Sekolah Sri UCSI, Subang Jaya

Current Employer: Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad

Achievements and Contributions

  • BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Studies, First Class Honours with CGPA 4.0, Sunway University
  • Holder of ABRSM Grade 8 Piano
  • Pursuing examinations towards fellowship under Society of Actuaries
Zar Chi Nway

Graduated with BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management, Sunway University

Current Employer: Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai

Achievements and Contributions

  • BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management, Sunway University
  • Member of Sunway International Student Association
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