International Foundation Year, 9 months, full-time

Start date:

2018
2019

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.

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Leicester International Study Centre website

Course description

Course description

The University of Leicester 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 pathway programmes available:

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

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.

Entry requirements

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

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

Not applicable.

International Students

For full tuition fee information, visit the International Study Centre website.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

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.

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