International Foundation Programme with Cultural Studies, Certificate/Diploma, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The International Foundation Programme with Cultural Studies is a pre-degree programme for international students, whose first language is not English but who have been educated in English and wish to study at a British University. Successful completion provides access to many University of Greenwich undergraduate degree programmes. 


The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide international students who have been educated in English with access to a range of undergraduate programmes at the University of Greenwich
  • To provide these students with an opportunity to develop the academic skills needed for success in higher education
  • To ensure that these students develop the knowledge, self-confidence and study skills needed to succeed in an academic environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Computer Fundamentals 2
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Numeracy
  • Computer Fundamentals 1
  • Study Skills
  • Academic Writing
  • British Culture & Society
  • Leadership and Enterprise

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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

  • Successfully completed secondary education in your own country, and to be at least 17 years old on entry.
  • The minimum English language requirement is 6.0 IELTS (or equivalent) or secondary education through the medium of English.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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



Greenwich Scholarship Programme -  Available for students who attend programmes where fees are over £6,165 for full-time students and over £4,624 for part-time students 


Tuition Fee Loan - Apply, and you could get up to £9,000 each year. This is paid directly to your university or college in three installments throughout the year. You don't have to pay back the loan until you're earning at least £21,000 a year.

Maintenance Loans – These loans are available to help cover living expenses. The amount you get depends on whether you live with your family, and in or outside London. Loan amounts currently range from £6,704 to £10,702. 

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.