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International Foundation Programme

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November 2024

Programme Duration

1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time)

Academic Direction
University of London
Modes of Study
Local teaching centre

Our International Foundation Programme (IFP) has been designed to ensure that you achieve high academic standards and gain the skills, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to succeed at university. It is one of the most widely accepted foundation programmes in the world.

Key features

  1. A stepping stone to undergraduate study

    This programme is designed to give you the tools you need to succeed at University and is widely accepted for undergraduate entry in the UK and beyond. Graduates are guaranteed entry to several undergraduate degrees offered through the University of London.

  2. Access a wealth of resources

    Get the resources you need to unlock your academic potential with classroom supported by comprehensive subject guides, textbooks and a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which includes a variety of interactive online material. The learning experience is strongly focused on the development of academic skills alongside analysis and debate. 

  3. A trusted name in global education

    Founded in 1836, the University of London is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the UK and is internationally regarded as a centre of academic excellence. We educate more than 45,000 distance learners annually in 190 countries.

  4. World-class teaching

    This programme is academically rigorous and offers a firm grounding in the social sciences across Law, Economics, Politics and beyond. You’ll engage with contemporary issues using real-world examples. Tutors at your local Recognised Teaching Centre will ensure you get the support you need to thrive throughout your studies.

  5. Join the world class

    Join a global alumni community and enjoy a lifelong connection to the University of London. Graduates are encouraged to keep in touch with one another and can receive a number of benefits including an extensive programme of events and engagement opportunities.

  6. A recognised and prestigious qualification

    Our students have gone to study at prestigious universities in the UK, such as Durham, Edinburgh, King’s College London, London School of Economics, Manchester, Warwick and at universities in Australia, Canada and the USA. 

Our International Foundation Programme (IFP) is one of the most widely accepted foundation programmes in the world.

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What our students say

“The International Foundation Programme allowed me to apply for undergraduate courses in the world's top universities.”

Xiaofan Hong


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Start dates

  • November 2024 - application deadline closes