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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 at a UK university or college. 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.
Foundation programmes are 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.

English Language Courses

English Language Schools teach international students English in preparation for entry onto a vocational course, foundation programme or undergraduate degree. Courses can last from as little as one week or up to a year, and teaching incorporates the key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
When choosing an English Language School, it is important to pick a fully accredited centre approved by the UK Government and Education authorities.

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 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:

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