International Foundation Programme

International Foundation Programme


These one-year full-time intensive courses help international students gain the qualifications and skills they need to entry into a British university.

If you have completed 12 years of school education, you will probably need to complete an International Foundation Programme [1] before applying to university. 

In Reading we will be offering a Science Pathway. A Business Pathway [2] is available at City of Oxford College. 

Why choose University First International Foundation Programme

This programme offers international students a fantastic experience in a UK college environment. Students will enjoy the following during their study:

  • A minimum of 24 study hours per week
  • Personal tutors throughout the programme
  • Experienced lecturers and course tutors
  • Modern teaching facilities
  • Learning Resource Centres (libraries)
  • Intensive English studies and IELTS test preparation
  • Access to wide range of college facilities and enrichment activities

Entry requirements

To enrol in this programme, you need to:

  • Be over 17 years old
  • Have completed two year high school, with average academic grades over 80%
  • IELTS 5.0

Start date and duration

This course runs over three terms. 

For more information, please contact us. [3]