University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year

To study the International Foundation Year you need to meet the following requirements.

We understand you may face disruption in receiving your final academic results and English language test in 2020. Whilst our courses are online, we have introduced the following changes so that you can start your journey and we can get you to where you want to be.

For academic results we will take in to account your individual circumstances when assessing academic achievement. For further information about this, please contact your Student Enrolment Advisor or make an online enquiry, or contact your local agent.

For English language tests, we have expanded the list of English tests we will accept for entry to programmes at University of Huddersfield International Study Centre. Find out more here.

Please note that when teaching transitions from online to on-campus delivery, you will need to obtain a UKVI Secure English Language Test (SELT) for visa purposes before you can travel to the UK to continue your studies.

  • Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study^ (see table below)
  • English language: SELT (UKVI IELTS or Trinity Test) equivalent to IELTS 4.5 overall (min 4.0 in writing and no lower than 4.0 all other skills)*^^
  • Age: 17+ (in the September or October of the academic year you wish to start at the International Study Centre)
Country Qualification*
Bahrain Successful completion of Tawjahiya Secondary School Leaving Certificate with an average grade of 60% in relevant subjects
Bangladesh Successful completion of High Secondary Certificate (50%) or SSC (60%). Pass required for 4 or more relevant subjects. 50% minimum required for relevant subjects
China (Mainland) Successful completion of Senior High 2 at an average grade of 65% with a minimum of 4 academic subjects pass or above or Senior High 3 at an average of 60% or above. Specialised & technical school 70% and minimum of 4 academic subjects
China (Hong Kong) Passes in 2 or more subjects from Form 5 or HKDSE with minimum grades 211 in relevant subjects.
China (Macau) Successful completion of form 5 or Senior Middle 2 with average grade 60-65% in relevant subjects
Ghana Successful completion of West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - grades 1 - 8 (A - E) in 4 or more subjects
India Year 10 (SSC) 65%, Year 11 50% or Year 12 (HSC) 40%
Indonesia Successful completion of SMU 2 or SMU 3 with average grade of 6.0 (4 relevant subjects required)
Iran Successful completion of High School Diploma (3 years). Passes in 4 or more relevant subjects
Japan 12th grade (higher secondary) completion -overall pass grades (45% + or approx GPA 2 on 5 scale)
Jordan Successful completion of High School Certificate (Tawjihi) with 50% in 4 or more relevant subjects
Kazakhstan Successful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education with passes in 4 or more subjects
Korea SH3: : 8th Grade average in rank
SH2: 7th grade average in rank or High School equivalency exam - 40% inc. relevant subjects
Kuwait Successful completion of Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama General Secondary School Leaving Certificate with 60% in 4 or more relevant subjects
Libya Successful completion of Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate with 60% in 4 or more relevant subjects
Malaysia SPM (Malaysia Certificate of Education) with 3 A-- C grades or above in relevant subjects
Mexico Successful completion of Bachillerato with average grade of 65% or above
Morocco Successful completion of Diplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 10
Myanmar Basic Education High School  Examination/ Matriculation 4 passes over 40% to include relevant subjects
Nigeria Successful completion of West African School Certificate (WAEC) or Senior School Certificate with grades 1-8 in 4 or more relevant subjects
Oman Successful completion of Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate with 60% in 4 or more relevant subjects
Pakistan Successful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate 50%, Year 11 60% or SSC 65%
Qatar Successful completion of Thanawaya Aam Qatari with average grade 60%
Russia Successful completion of Year 11/Certificate of Secondary Education with passes in 4 or more subjects
Saudi Arabia Successful completion of Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate with 60% in 4 or more relevant subjects
Singapore O-Levels at DDDD in the relevant subjects or NA Level (academic) Average of 2 - 3 in six relevant subjects
Sri Lanka 4 x O-levels
Taiwan Successful completion of Senior High 2 at an average grade of 60% or Senior High 3 at an average of 50% or above
Thailand Successful completion of Mathayom Suska 6 with GPA of 2.0 in 6 relevant subjects
Turkey Successful completion of Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 50% overall including relevant subjects
UAE Successful completion of Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate with 60% in 4 or more relevant subjects
Ukraine Successful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education with a GPA of 4.5
USA Year 11: 2.50 or Year 12: 2.00. GED: 580 overall with 145 in 4 subjects, including prerequisites
Vietnam Successful completion of Year 12 with a GPA of 5.0 or Year GPA 6.0
The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) and the Diploma Programme Course (IB Certificate) 20 points. MYP 23 points.
IGCSE/GCSE/O-Level 5 passes at 9-3, (A-D) in relevant subjects (including native language)

* If your qualification or country is not listed then please contact us for more information.

* The English language entry requirements stated are for information regarding entry to the course. If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English. If you are applying to study in the UK under the Tier 4 student route it may be necessary for you to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application. Find out more about valid test providers and approved test centre locations for tests taken on or after 6 April 2015. To find out if you are exempt from the SELT requirement and to find out about acceptable English language tests please contact us.

^ To ensure that students are adequately prepared for the IFY Health Science route and IFY Engineering Science routes, applicants should have studied a science subject previously. Ideally, this would be Biology, but if they have studied Physics and/or Chemistry, this will suffice.

^^ We also accept PTE (Pearsons Test of English) overall of 30 or above in all subskills.

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