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    Application Deadline
  • 9 months

This Pre-Bachelor Offers


Features of the International Foundation in Built Environment:

The 3, 4 or 5-term programme introduces students to building performance, construction measurement and cost, construction technology, the valuation of property and foundation mathematics. Alongside subject-specific modules, students will take English classes and learn study skills.

INTO class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university, so you'll have more one-on-one time with your teachers. You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules to help you adapt to studying in the UK.

Once you successfully complete your programme, you'll receive guidance with your university application to ensure you choose the best degree for you.


Programme Structure

Core modules:
          • Building Performance
          • Construction Measurement and Cost
          • Construction Technology
          • English Language for Academic Purposes and Study Skills
          • Foundation Mathematics
          • Valuation of Property 1

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 9 months
                    • Duration description
                      3 - 5 Terms
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus
                  • More information Go to the programme website

                  English Language Requirements

                  You need the following IELTS score:

                  • Minimum required score:


                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                    Schedule IELTS

                    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

                  Academic Requirements

                  Academic requirements: 
                  • Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.
                  English requirements: 
                  • Standard - IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.
                  • Extended - 4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent. / 5 Terms: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent
                  Age requirements: 
                  • 16 years and above.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    13500 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                  Tuition fees can be up to £20,610, depending on how many terms you take.

                  Living costs for Glasgow

                  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
                    Living Costs

                  The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                  There are partial scholarships available for students joining INTO GCU and progressing to GCU, designed to reward your success.

                  StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.