Foundation Year

Your university journey starts here

If you want to study Engineering or Computer Science at university then the Engineering Foundation Year with British Study Centres is the perfect choice.

This course combines our core English for Academic Purposes module with modules in Maths, Further Maths and Physics, and guarantees you entry to one of our 16 partner universities in the UK.

Contact us today to find out more.

If you don't meet the entry requirements for this course we recommend you take a look at the Extended Foundation Programme.

Engineering Foundation Year details

Start date

Standard Programme - 26 September 2022
Accelerated Programme - 9 January 2023

Course duration

Standard Programme - 9 months (37 weeks tuition and exam inc holidays)
Accelerated Programme - 7 months (29 weeks tuition and exam inc holidays)

Average tuition

Standard Programme - 20 hours a week
Accelerated Programme - 25 hours a week



Entry requirements

IELTS 5.5 & country specific high school scores

Minimum age


Max class size





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Get guaranteed entry to university

Upon successful completion of the Engineering Foundation Year, students are guaranteed a place at one of our partner NCUK universities. Contact us today to start your journey.

Why study a Foundation Year in Engineering?

For international students, applying to study Engineering overseas can sometimes be overwhelming. For this reason, many students find taking a foundation year to be incredibly beneficial for a number of reasons:

  • Expert support applying to university in the UK and around the world.
  • Dedicated modules to help you develop your academic English.
  • Enhance your skills in Maths, Further Maths & Physics.
  • Gain an understanding of UK teaching styles, research methods and lecture environments.
  • Get guaranteed entry to an NCUK university upon successful completion of the course.

Who is the course for?

  • Students who would like to study any of a range of engineering or computer science programmes after their Foundation Year.
  • Students who are highly numerate and very confident in mathematics.
  • Students who are able to think scientifically.

Find out more

Download the Guide to see where your Engineering Foundation Year could take you.

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Student Case Study

“I studied with NCUK as it provided a high quality, convenient and ultimately a worthwhile qualification which equipped me with the skills I needed to work on my degree.”

Ugonma Lewechi Nkata, University of Birmingham, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

Student Outcomes

“I had a really good experience with my teachers and I enjoyed this programme.

It helps me to know more about my future when I study at University. This is a great preparation before I start University.”

Mohamed, BSc (Hons) Management, Manchester Metropolitan University, Algeria

Student Case Study

“NCUK showed me the importance of independent study and helped me understand the UK system of education. NCUK is the best option to prepare for a UK degree.”

Jose David Muňetón, University of Sheffield, BSc (Hons) Physics

Student Outcomes

"The teachers were very helpful as they helped me to be more independent, especially whilst doing my own research on how to get trusted information from reliable sources."

Ayoub Abdelkader Djeffal, BSC International Foundation Year Student, Computer Science, Aston University

What courses can you apply for?

Although this course is intended for students hoping to study Engineering, it can be used in order to prepare you for a number of different degree subjects, including:

  • Maths
  • Further Maths
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science

Contact us today to start your journey. For a full list of progression degree courses, please visit the NCUK website.