Students can now get ready for university with a specialist, blended degree preparation course.
BSC has created a new initiative to support students by offering a special intake on their University Pathways Programme. The blended International Foundation Year (IFY) offers learners the chance to prepare for university with a mixture of remote learning followed by face-to-face lessons. This means students can start their studies online from October through December 2020, then travel to the UK in January 2021 to begin five and a half months of classroom-based study at BSC’s school in central London.
How the programme works
This new approach to the IFY programme allows students to:
- Stay on track for 2021 entry to university
- Make friends before travelling to the UK in their online classes
- Have a greater choice of visa options
- Save money on accommodation
This is particularly beneficial for students who have a similar academic year to the UK and are very keen to start their studies in the autumn, and students studying for under six months do not pay the Immigration Health Surcharge, currently a charge of £470.
There is also the added bonus that many students will not need a visa at all, or can take a visa on arrival, as they would be spending less than 6 months in the UK. EU members, LATAM (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico) and Asian (Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan) markets are just a few of the countries that can make use of this new course option.
BSC's IFY gives students three options to choose from; Engineering Foundation Year, Business Foundation Year or Humanities Foundation Year. For postgraduates, there is also the Pre-Master’s Programme, a fast-track programme designed to provide students with the specialist skills they need to succeed in their Masters.
Students will study a combination of modules that fit in with their degree destination. Students on the blended BSC Pathway programme are guaranteed a place at one of the 16 NCUK universities upon successful completion of the course. There is also the opportunity to apply for placements at other universities around the world in countries like USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.