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If you're thinking about going to university, but do not yet meet the academic or language requirements, the University pathways programme might be the perfect options for you. University foundation pathway 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; and Humanities.

What is a pathway 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, you will need to study a foundation course at a university or college. A foundation course is a one-year preparation course, designed for international students, which leads to undergraduate programmes.

The foundation course acts as a bridge between your current qualifications and university undergraduate entry requirements and is designed to plug academic gaps, improve your English and familiarise you with study abroad 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; and Humanities.

Certain foundation providers have partnerships with universities and can guarantee progression to that institution if the student achieves high enough grades. Many programmes will see the student based on campus, benefitting from full university status with complete access to libraries, equipment and sporting facilities. Some pathway programmes that we offer are

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 need to improve your English, IELTS preparation courses are available for all levels and abilities. Sign up for a free IELTS practice test and improve your score in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

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:

American Universities Pathway Programs

How does the AUPP work?

It is a program that is designed for students who want to:

HND Progressions to the US

If you have an Edexcel Higher National Diploma, you could get advanced standing at a US university!

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:

How we can help with your application

If you wish to learn more about foundation courses in the top study destinations, get in touch to arrange your free consultation today.