Get guaranteed entry to a leading UK university with the International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year programmes is designed specifically to prepare international students for undergraduate study at a UK university.

The course will help you improve your English language skills to the required level but will also give you the academic skills you need to succeed in your higher education.

Using content from our leading Skills for Academic Success programme, designed in partnership with National Geographic Learning, you will graduate the course prepared and ready to excel in your university studies.

On successful completion of the course you will receive guaranteed entry to one of over 20 leading UK universities.

Your future is waiting - contact us to start your journey today.

Student Outcomes

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

It helped me to know more about my future when I study at university.

This is a great preparation before I start my course.”

Mohamed, Algeria
BSC International Foundation Year Student
BSc (Hons) Management, Manchester Metropolitan University

International Foundation Year Programmes

Humanities Foundation Year

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Perfect for students who want to progress to a degree such as law, journalism, literature or politics after their foundation year.

Business Foundation Year

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Choose this foundation year to progress onto a range of business-related courses and begin an international career.

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Extended Foundation Year

With our extended course you will achieve the language level you need to maximise your success on the International Foundation Year programme and at University.

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What is an International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year gives access to Year One of a UK university degree. The programme is taught over an academic year and is assessed via examinations and coursework. As well as equipping you with the English skills and academic qualifications for studying in the UK, the IFY will also increase your cultural awareness.

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What degree can I study after my International Foundation Year?

There are a range of degree courses you can progress to from the IFY in a wide range of subjects, such as Accounting, Architecture, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Law, Literature, Marketing, Maths, Psychology.

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Which university can I go to?

Students on the BSC Foundation Year programme are guaranteed a place at an NCUK partner university upon successful completion of the course.

When you complete your IFY you can apply to up to five NCUK partner universities. Each university has their own entry criteria for each course andyou will receive support throughout the application process.

Student Outcomes

"This has been an excellent course that has brought a lot out in me.

I would highly recommend it to someone who wants to begin their education in the UK. It’s an excellent stepping stone to university."

Sophia from Mexico - Humanities Foundation Year, BSC London
Gained a place to study Psychology at the University of Kent

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 Outcomes

"I would strongly recommend the International Foundation Year!

It’s easy to communicate with the teachers as well as the students and the teachers make it so simple to understand everything. It's really helped me a lot!

Saleh from Saudi Arabia, - Humanities Foundation Year at BSC London
Now studying History and Archaeology at Bangor University

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

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

“I have made amazing friends and also learned to deal with obstacles. This course is great if you are planning to do a Business Degree.”

Nicole, South Africa, MA Fashion Media at the London College of Fashion

Student Outcomes

"The process to get here was so easy and the people have been really nice. They're always asking you how you’re doing and if you need help. The people at Student Services are also really nice and are always there to help you."

Isabel Gomez, Colombia, Humanities Foundation Year, BSC London

What is NCUK?

The Northern Consortium of UK Universities (NCUK) is a global provider of pathway programmes specifically designed for international students. It is uniquely positioned as an organisation because it was founded by 11 leading UK universities. This gives NCUK centres and students unprecedented access and support throughout the university application process.

Your future is waiting

Contact us today - we can help find the right university pathway for you