• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • English


Why apply for the International Foundation programme?
  • guaranteed university placement for all successful students
  • a conditional offer of a place on the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree at the University of Gloucestershire
  • a campus-based programme with access to university facilities
There are three course options available:
  • Accelerated International Foundation (2 terms) – a fast-track option saving you time and money
  • International Foundation (3 terms) – this is the standard option
  • Extended International Foundation (4 terms) – this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support

Programme Structure

  • English Language for Foundation Study
  • Academic Skills for Foundation Study
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • The World of Business
  • Operational Skills for Hospitality, Events and Tourism
  • Investigating the Leisure Industries
  • Introduction to Law and Legal Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      2 term, 3 term (standard) or 4 term option

  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

Academic requirements:

You need to have completed 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Note: All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1 September of that calendar year. For all other Foundation intakes after 1 September, including the Extended Foundation, students must be 16 by 1 September of that academic year. So, for example, students starting in January or after must be 16 by 1 September . Students will then have turned 17 before 1 September of the year they progress to university.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12495 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12495 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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  • 2 terms: £7,500
  • 4 terms: £15,945


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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