Foundation Courses in the UK
Study a Foundation course
A foundation is a one-year preparation course for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation for entry onto a UK university undergraduate course.
The foundation course acts as a bridge between your current qualifications and UK university undergraduate entry requirements. It is designed to plug academic gaps, improve your English and familiarise you with UK life and culture in preparation for university.
Foundation courses can prepare you for a variety of subjects such as:
- Finance & Management
- Art and Design
- Social Science
- Science and Pharmacy
Certain foundation providers have partnerships with universities and can guarantee progression to that institution if the student achieves high enough grades. In place of online learning, many foundation courses will see the student study on campus, benefitting from full university status with complete access to libraries, equipment and sporting facilities.
Foundation Course Requirements
Some documents that may be required are:
- Academic transcripts
- Reference letter
- Personal statement
- Scanned copy of passport and visa
- Minimum IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent
Where can I study a Foundation course?
- Bellerbys College
- Cambridge Education Group
- Kaplan International Colleges
- Kings Education
Many universities offer their own foundation programs, speak to an SI-UK consultant to learn more about your foundation course options in the UK. You can also find out more information about how we can help by downloading our brochure.