Your International Foundation Year Online

With our blended Foundation Year programme, you get guaranteed entry to a UK university upon successful completion of the course.

Starting with three months of online study, followed by six months of face-to-face classes at our London centre, this flexible course is perfect for students from all over the world.

With options in Engineering, Business and Humanities, you'll find the pathway to suit your needs and kickstart your academic career.

Discover our courses:

Business Foundation Year

Engineering Foundation Year

Humanities Foundation Year

Blended International Foundation Year Details

Course start dates

2021 dates coming soon.

Course duration

9 months (30 weeks tuition and exam)

Average tuition

20 hours a week

Entry requirements

IELTS 5.0 & country specific high school scores

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Get guaranteed entry to a UK university

Upon successful completion of the Blended International Foundation Year, students are guaranteed a minimum of
2 conditional offers and 1 unconditional offer from NCUK universities. Contact us today to start your journey.

Why study an online foundation year?

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

  • Receive expert support applying to universities in the UK and around the world.
  • Study dedicated modules to help you develop your academic English.
  • Enhance your chosen subject.
  • 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.
  • You'll save money on visa and accommodation costs during your first three months of study.
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Who is the course for?

  • International students who would like to study for their degree in the UK.
  • Students who would like to study abroad but would like to prepare themselves online prior to starting.
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What universities can you apply to?

With our online foundation year programme, you get guaranteed entry to one of our partner universities. Take a look at the full list of NCUK universities.

Student Case Study

“I chose to study at the University of Leeds because its business-related subjects are well-known in the industry. The ranking is quite high in a number of different ranking systems.”

Wa Shing Chung, NCUK International Foundation Year, University of Leeds, BA (Hons) Management with Marketing

Student Case Study

“Everyone at my NCUK University has been very friendly and helpful. I get lots of information and support from the staff.”

Wanying Liu, Queen Mary University of London, BScEcon (Hons) Economics and Finance

Student Outcomes

“My English has been improved as a result of this programme.

I was able to interact with different cultures and nations, while also cooperating and collaborating within groups.”

Anton, Ukraine, BSC International Foundation Year Student, City University London, BSc Accounting and Finance (with professional placement)

Student Outcomes

"Everything they teach you, you will need in the first or second semester of university!

Everything I learned on my foundation year course, everything I learnt in class - it all made my life so much easier!"

Abdul from Mozambique - Business Foundation Year at BSC London
Now studying Accounting and Finance at Aston University

What degrees can you apply for?

The Blended International Foundation Year from British Study Centres can help you prepare for degrees in a number of subjects including:

  • Business & Management
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Contact us today to start your journey. For a full list of progression courses, please visit the NCUK website.

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of students accepted at first choice University

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achieve a first or second class degree

Ready to start your journey?

Get in touch with our expert team today