Foundation Courses in the UK

Foundation Study in the UK

Foundation programmes for international students.

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 

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
  • Humanities

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?

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

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