How to apply
To apply for the International Foundation Programme, select a pathway from the options below:
- Preparing you for degrees in english, history, film, theatre and other subjects.
- Preparing you for degrees in engineering, biology, computer science, mathematics and other subjects.
- Preparing you for degrees in law, accounting, finance, economics, business, politics, childhood studies, ciminology and other subjects.
Want more information about the process, before you apply? Here is our step-by-step guide:
1. Check our entry requirements
We want you to succeed. Make sure you’ve got the high school grades and English language skills we ask for.
2. Choose your pathway
We offer three tailored pathways, all starting in September 2018. Find out which pathway is right for you.
- 3. Complete your application
4. Get our response
You will get an automatic email to say we’ve received your application. In around 14 days, we will email you our decision.
5. Accept our offer
If your application is successful, we send you an offer. You will need to sign and return the offer acceptance form.
6. Pay your deposit
Unless you are a sponsored student, you will need to pay a £1,000 deposit. The deadline for paying this will be specified in your offer letter.
7. Meet our offer requirements
To prove you have met our requirements, you must send us your supporting documents by 31 July 2018.
8. Get your CAS
Once you have paid your £1,000 deposit and met all your offer conditions, we will give you a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
9. Tell us about any disabilities
We want to know about any disabilities, mental illnesses, health conditions or learning difficulties you have. This will help us support you.
10. Prepare for your arrival
We will offer you a place in University accommodation. We will also give advice on visas and other practicalities.
Frequently asked questions:
Where can I read your admissions statements and policies?
Important information about admissions statements and policies is available on the Arts and Humanities, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and Social Sciences and Law pathway pages of our online programme finder.
What supporting documents will I need?
Before you start on the programme, you will need to send us your:
- IELTS certificate
- High School Certificate
- High School Transcript
You must submit your most recent high school transcript with your application. If you provide all the documents straight away, we can process your application faster.
If you will be under 18 when the course starts, your parents or legal guardians must also email us a completed Under 18s form 2018 (PDF, 302kB).
What is a sponsored student?
Students whose fees are paid on their behalf by an organisation are known as sponsored students.
What is a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)?
It is a unique reference number that you will need for your UK visa application. You can find out more on the student visa services page.
How will you contact me?
We will contact you using the email address provided on your application form. We will send you useful information throughout the application process, so please tell us if you change email address.
How do you support students with disabilities?
When you apply, please tell us if you have:
- mobility and sensory impairments mental health difficulties (such as depression and anxiety)
- mental illness (such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia)
- autism spectrum conditions (such as Asperger syndrome)
- specific learning difficulties (such as dyslexia or dyspraxia)
- long-term health conditions (such as CFS/ ME, diabetes, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis).
Telling us about your disability will not affect your chances of receiving an offer from the University. It will help us provide the right support and meet your physical access requirements.
Read more about the support Disability Services can provide.