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
|Bahrain||Successful completion of Tawjahiya Secondary School Leaving Certificate with an average grade of 60% in relevant subjects|
|Bangladesh||HSC with overall GPA 3.0 or 50%, with 50% or above in Maths and English. Maximum age 21 years & 364 days|
|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 222 in relevant subjects|
|China (Macau)||Successful completion of form 5 or Senior Middle 2 with average grade 60-65% in relevant subjects|
|Egypt||Year 12 (GSEC): 55% overall and with 50% minimum 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|
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|
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
|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|
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.)
|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|
|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 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.