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.

  • Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study^ (see table below)
  • English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (minimum 4.0 in writing)*^^
  • 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.