International Foundation Programme, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #801 (WUR) ,
If you are an international student and do not have the qualifications and/ or English language level to start a degree, their International Foundation Programme will give you a recognised qualification so that you can move straight on to an undergraduate degree.

This Pre-Bachelor Offers


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.

  • This course will help you to develop the English and academic skills that you will need during your degree.
  • You will study alongside other international students in a friendly and supportive environment.
  • Our expert tutors will guide and help you to develop your skills.
  • During the specialist modules, you may be taught by the lecturers who will also teach you during your degree.

Programme Structure

You will study full time (15+ hours of class per week plus self-study) for two semesters.

All students study these modules:

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Academic Skills

You will also study two specialist modules*, depending on the degree that you want to move on to. Examples of specialist modules are:

  • Business Studies
  • IT
  • Law
  • Mathematics for Study in Technology
  • Foundation Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Visual Studies

*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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 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

To start the IFP in September, you will need to have completed your secondary school education and have a UKVI IELTS with a minimum score of 4.5 overall with no less than 4.0 in all areas (speaking, listening, reading, writing).  In order to meet new visa requirements, your IELTS must be the UKVI IELTS taken at a UKVI-approved test centre.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    11500 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP for the full programme 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.

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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.