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International Foundation Year, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months

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Studying the International Foundation Year offered by Holland International Study Centre (ISC) at the International Study Centre in Amsterdam for three terms, you will gain the English skills and grades you need for university. 

Once you successfully complete your foundation year, and achieve the required academic grades, you can progress to your degree course. 

You can choose from two foundation subject routes depending on your degree ambitions: Business and Management and Science and Engineering. 

Programme Structure

  • Each route teaches core academic modules, study skills, careers advice and specific modules related to your subject. 

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.

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General Requirements

  • English entry requirements: IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.5 in writing and no other sub scores below 5.0) 
  • Academic entry requirements: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study 
  • Minimum age on entry to the ISC: 17+

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17400 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17400 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17400 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17400 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Amsterdam

  • 1000 - 1500 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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