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Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences

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The Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences programme aims to instil a firm foundation in the basic knowledge of Life Sciences, while developing the students’ ability to think clearly and to express their ideas, whether verbally or in writing, with clarity and logic.  The modules offered in this programme differ qualitatively from traditional biology, chemistry and mathematics, both in terms of teaching approach and the quality of time spent in the laboratory.

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates can gain direct entry into Bachelor of Science programmes awarded by:

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 9 months for the full-time pathway and 12 months for the part-time pathway.

Programme Structure

This programme consists of 4 modules, amounting to a total of 493 contact hours for both the full-time pathway and the part-time pathway.

Assessment and Examination

Each module will carry a mix of coursework (assignments/quizzes/test/reports/lab work/mini project) and examination. Note that the examination hours are not included in total contact hours.

Programme Outline

  • Mathematics for Life Sciences
  • Modern Biology
  • Chemistry of Life
  • Scientific Communications

Note: Modules may not necessary be conducted in the listed sequence.


Full-time: March, September

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Part-Time: 387 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Full-Time: 6 months

Part-Time: 9 months

Delivery Mode

Each module will carry a mix of coursework (assignments/quizzes/test/reports/lab work/mini project) and examination which will be conducted within PSB Academy Delta Campus.

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirements are:

  • 4 GCE 'O' level passes or equivalent and with at least a Grade 4 in Maths; or
  • Higher NITEC in relevant field (Biological Science/Chemical Science); or
  • Mature candidates (≥ 30 years old with 8 years work experience); or
  • Candidates with other qualifications will be considered as case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirement

  • GCE O-level English (Grade 1 to 6) or its equivalent

International Student Admission


Local Student

Full-time and Part-time Pathway: S$9,095.00*

Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information.

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
* Click here to view other charges for students

Financial Aid / Available Grants

Please click here to view financial aid and available grants.

International Student

Programme Fee (International Admissions):
Full-time Fee: S$10,528.80*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
* Click here to view other charges for students

Local Applicants

How to Apply

Completed application form should be submitted to PSB Academy accompanied by:

  • Academic transcripts and certificates (certified true copy)
  • A copy of NRIC/FIN
  • Passport photo (hardcopy or softcopy)
  • A non-refundable and non-transferable application fee of S$64.20 (inclusive of 7% GST) by the following avenues:
    • Delta Campus (Cheque, NETS, Debit and Credit Card)
    • Post (Cheque - please indicate payee as “PSB ACADEMY PTE LTD”)
    • Internet Banking

Please note that an incomplete application will delay the processing duration. All completed applications may be submitted via post, email or in person:

PSB Academy Delta Campus
355 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee
Singapore 169567

Please click here to view application procedures.

If you require assistance, please speak with our Programme Consultants:

Programme ConsultantsContact

Liesa Desisca

DID: +65 639 09171 Whatsapp: +65 8438 6491


Stacey Lin

DID: +65 639 09172 Mobile: +65 9026 1102


International Applicants