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Undergraduate Degree Preparation

The Undergraduate Pathways or foundation program is your pathway to a bachelor’s degree from some of the top ranked universities. They support students as they improve their academic knowledge, their study, research and presentation skills, and their English language ability. Permit international students to take a mix of credit-bearing academic and English as a second language courses despite lacking the English language test scores required for direct admission. Foundation courses are pre-undergraduate programmes designed for students who do not have the qualifications necessary for direct entry to an undergraduate degree.

The programme typically lasts one year and students who are successful in completing the course can progress to a suitable degree programme

Students who have studied in a country with fewer than 13 years of school, and have not taken A-levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma, may need to complete a foundation course before they enrol for a UK university degree.

The programme is designed for students who:

  1. are looking to succeed in their studies and apply to a degree at a top UK university
  2. are aged over 16.5
  3. are willing to undergo the rigours of an intensive course in order to start university within a year
  4. want to improve their English and study skills to succeed at university and in the workplace

Why should I study an International Foundation year?

  • Improve your English language skills
  • Develop your knowledge of your chosen degree subject
  • Secure a conditional offer to an undergraduate degree at the host university
  • Prepare for the teaching and studying style of UK /USA universities
  • Experience life in new country

Here are just a few reasons why thousands of international students choose to study abroad on a foundation year

  • Guaranteed progression to university for successful students
  • A quality network of world-class universities
  • Choice of city location or campus-based study centres
  • Full university student status with access to university facilities
  • Personalised support from enquiry to graduation and beyond
  • Highest standards of pastoral care and student experience