On this International Foundation Programme pathway, you will have classes in academic language and study skills. You will also choose from a selection of science and mathematics units. This will prepare you for a wide variety of related undergraduate degrees.
As well as core language and study skills classes, you can choose from a range of academic units. These cover areas such as:
You will have practical sessions, tutorials and weekly lab sessions alongside undergraduate students. You can also use ChemLabs, our online learning software for chemistry.
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
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The International Foundation Programme is for international students whose first language is not English.
You must provide a valid official Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate* with scores that meet our entry requirements.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.