The International Foundation Programme will prepare you for a range of degrees in subjects such as business, events management and tourism, law, engineering, design, technology and art and design*.
It is specially designed for international students whose first language is not English, and will include lots of support to improve your English language skills.
You will study full time (15+ hours of class per week plus self-study) for two semesters.
All students study these modules:
You will also study two specialist modules*, depending on the degree that you want to move on to. Examples of specialist modules are:
*All specialist modules run according to student demand. If the specialist module closest to your degree specialty is not available, you will be advised on the best module(s) to take. You will still be able to progress onto your intended undergraduate degree.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
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
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.