International Foundation Year

9 months, full-time

This is for you if... you are an international student seeking a rigorous and academically demanding course which will fully prepare you for a degree course at the University of Leicester.

Course Description

The International Study Centre (ISC) offers specialist preparation for direct progression (for students from outside the UK) to a wide range of undergraduate degrees at the University of Leicester. The Foundation Year, delivered at the ISC, has been tailor-made for international students who have completed high school but do not yet meet all the academic or English language entrance requirements for a degree. It combines academic modules with study skills and English language training.

The University of Leicester ISC is run by Study Group, a world leader in education and training for international students. There are four types of Foundation Year available:

  • Economics and Management Foundation Year
  • Engineering and Technology Foundation Year
  • Society and Culture Foundation Year
  • Science Foundation Year

You can begin the Foundation Year in either September or January for degree entry the following autumn. You can take one or two terms of English Language Preparation prior to your Foundation Year if you need extra English language support.

Eighty nationalities are represented on the University of Leicester campus and each year, more than 1,500 students from outside the UK study the full range of subjects and degrees courses available. Leicester is one of the UK’s most ethnically diverse cities located at the very heart of England.

The International Foundation Year is designed to fully prepare you for degree study at the University. It will improve your English, academic and study skills and give you the confidence to succeed in your degree.

Joining the International Foundation Year guarantees that you will receive a conditional offer of a degree place at the University. Once you have successfully completed the course and have met the required entry standards, you will proceed directly to your preferred degree.

Key Facts
Start date
January and September each year
Contact

For an application form or for course enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 339333
Fax: +44 (0) 1273 339398

Leicester International Study Centre website

Why Leicester?

Course Structure

Further information

Further information

For structure and content of this course, please see the International Study Centre website.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

Entry Requirements

English Language Requirements

IELTS 5.0 (with at least 5.0 in writing) or equivalent. If you do not yet meet the entry requirements, you can attend the English Language Preparation to improve your level of English.

International Qualifications

For qualifications accepted, please see the International Study Centre website.

Fees and Funding

Career Opportunities

Careers

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Economics and Management Foundation
Duration
9 months full-time
Start Dates
January and September each year
Availability
Course
Engineering and Technology Foundation
Duration
9 months full-time
Start Dates
January and September each year
Availability
Course
Society and Culture Foundation
Duration
9 months full-time
Start Dates
January and September each year
Availability
Course
Science Foundation
Duration
9 months full-time
Start Dates
January and September each year
Availability