Foundation Courses in London

Foundation Study in London

Foundation programmes for international students in London.

London Foundation Courses

Foundation courses can prepare you for a variety of subjects such as: Business, Finance & Management; Computing; Law; Art and Design; Engineering; Social Science; Medicine; Science and Pharmacy; Media; and Humanities.

Some foundation providers have partnerships with specific universities and can guarantee progression to them if the student achieves high enough grades. One such example is Kings Education Colleges. Other programmes will see the student based on campus, enjoying full university status with complete access to libraries and sporting facilities.

What is a Foundation course?

If you are an international student finishing your high school exams, have completed less than 13 years of education and would like to take your first degree in the UK, you will need to study a foundation course. A foundation course is a one-year preparation course, designed for international students.

Normally it is for school-leavers who have studied a non-British curriculum but wish to pursue a degree at a UK university. The foundation course acts as a bridge between your current qualifications and UK university undergraduate entry requirements and is designed to plug academic gaps, improve your English and familiarise you with UK life and culture in preparation for university.

Foundation Course Requirements

A minimum IELTS score of 4.5 is required for international students wishing to study a foundation, with no single element less than 4.0. If you need to improve your English, IELTS preparation courses are available for all levels and abilities at SI-UK.

If you have no formal English qualifications, you may need to attend an English language course or college prior to starting your foundation course. Documents and entry requirements needed are:

  • Minimum IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate
  • Higher Secondary transcripts
  • Reference letter from your high school teacher
  • Personal statement
  • Scanned copy of passport and visa
  • Completed application form

Foundation Courses at London Language Schools

Foundation Courses at London Universities

I was really impressed by the professional atmosphere. The knowledge of UK universities really helped me find my ideal destination.
Priya Singh
Civil Engineering at University of Manchester

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