International Study Centre

International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year

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

You can start your studies with a UKVI- approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), provided you have met all the programme entry requirements.

The test results must have been achieved in the past 24 months and meet the minimum English equivalency score for your chosen programme.

  • IELTS Academic for UKVI
  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVI
  • Pearson PTE Academic UKVI
  • Language Cert International ESOL SELT
  • PSI Skills for English UKVI (4 components)
  • 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). Must turn 18 before the start of your undergraduate degree
CountryQualification*
BahrainSuccessful completion of Tawjahiya Secondary School Leaving Certificate with an average grade of 60% in relevant subjects
BangladeshHSC with overall GPA 3.0 or 50%, with 50% or above in Maths and English
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
EgyptYear 12 (GSEC): 55% overall and with 50% minimum in relevant subjects
GhanaSuccessful completion of West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate - grades 1 - 8 (A - E) in 4 or more subjects
IndiaYear 10 (SSC) 65%, Year 11 50% or Year 12 (HSC) 40%
IndonesiaSuccessful completion of SMU 2 or SMU 3 with average grade of 6.0 (4 relevant subjects required)
IranSuccessful completion of High School Diploma (3 years). Passes in 4 or more relevant subjects
Japan12th grade (higher secondary) completion -overall pass grades (45% + or approx GPA 2 on 5 scale)
JordanSuccessful completion of High School Certificate (Tawjihi) with 50% in 4 or more relevant subjects
KazakhstanSuccessful 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

KuwaitSuccessful completion of Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama General Secondary School Leaving Certificate with 60% in 4 or more relevant subjects
LibyaSuccessful completion of Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate with 60% in 4 or more relevant subjects
MalaysiaSPM (Malaysia Certificate of Education) with 3 A-- C grades or above in relevant subjects
MexicoSuccessful completion of Bachillerato with average grade of 65% or above
MoroccoSuccessful completion of Diplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 10
MyanmarBasic Education High School  Examination/ Matriculation 4 passes over 40% to include relevant subjects
Nepal

Year 12 (HSC or School Leaving Certificate Examination GPA 2.0 overall or Year 11 (School Leaving Certificate Examination (Grade XI and XII)): 55%/GPA 2.6 overall or

Year 10 (School Leaving Certificate): 65%/GPA 3.0 overall

NigeriaSuccessful completion of West African School Certificate (WAEC) or Senior School Certificate with grades 1-8 in 4 or more relevant subjects
OmanSuccessful completion of Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate with 60% in 4 or more relevant subjects
Pakistan

Year 10 (SSC): 60% overall (if total marks are out of 1050 or 1100) or 65% overall (if total marks are out of 850).

Year 11 (Intermediate Part I): 60% overall with passes in min 4 subjects.

Year 12 (HSC / Intermediate certificate(Part I & II)) or Polytechnic Diploma: 50% overall with passes in min 4 subjects.

(Note: 40% in relevant subjects required, must be taken from the year assessed.)

QatarSuccessful completion of Thanawaya Aam Qatari with average grade 60%
RussiaSuccessful completion of Year 11/Certificate of Secondary Education with passes in 4 or more subjects
Saudi ArabiaSuccessful completion of Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate with 60% in 4 or more relevant subjects
SingaporeO-Levels at DDDD in the relevant subjects or NA Level (academic) Average of 2 - 3 in six relevant subjects
Sri Lanka4 x O-levels
TaiwanSuccessful completion of Senior High 2 at an average grade of 60% or Senior High 3 at an average of 50% or above
ThailandSuccessful completion of Mathayom Suska 6 with GPA of 2.0 in 6 relevant subjects
TurkeySuccessful completion of Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 50% overall including relevant subjects
UAESuccessful completion of Tawjihiyya School Leaving Certificate with 60% in 4 or more relevant subjects
UkraineSuccessful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education with a GPA of 4.5
USAYear 11: 2.50 or Year 12: 2.00. GED: 580 overall with 145 in 4 subjects, including prerequisites
VietnamSuccessful 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-Level5 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 Student 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 Student visa 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 43 or above in all subskills.