Foundation Programmes UK

A Foundation Programme Certificate can give access to over 117 UK Universities

Intakes:
September 2020 07 Sep 2020 – 19 Feb 2021 Applications open 6 months Short Term Study Visa

January 2021 04 Jan 2021 – 18 Jun 2021 Applications open 6 months Short Term Study Visa

Foundation Programmes in Cambridge

Pre-university Foundation Programmes are the established route for International students who have finished their high school examinations and wish to attend a UK university.

University options

Of the 130 UK universities, our Foundation Programme will give you access to about 120.

Russell group universities are highly sought after universities, which research demonstrates, can greatly help your career prospects.

Objectives

The Foundation course is a bridge between international students’ current qualifications and UK university undergraduate entry. It is designed to consolidate and expand academic knowledge and terminology, improve the level of English, and familiarise international students with UK culture, and study methods in preparation for university. Our Foundation Programmes have been established for over twenty years and efficiently prepare international students for university, providing the necessary skills for success at degree level.

Six-month Foundation Courses

Our Foundation courses are fast-track intensive preparation courses designed by the College in consultation with some of the UK’s top universities and falling within the confines of the six-month Short Term Study Visa (This excludes of classes starting in May 2020, which will be delivered via remote live learning due to Coronavirus).

Our Foundation is an intensive programme based on the A-level system

To be awarded an academic certificate with good grades you will have to be successful in your continuous assessment, part 1 examination and a final examination.

Alongside Academic English and Study Skills (TRACES), you will study 3 or 4 subjects depending on your intended university degree.

Fill the form to start your application process

Online Application Form

Contact details

Name the programme you want to study

Foundation is an alternative to A-Level

The Foundation Programme is a condensed form of the UK’s A-Level system, the standard qualification required by UK students for UK university entrance. The academic content and structure in almost all subjects follows an established ‘A’/’AS’ level specification under the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ); AQA, OCR or Pearson (Edexcel). Tuition follows a tutor-prepared Scheme of Work drawn from those recommended by the relevant JCQ body. Assessment is mainly by examination. Most courses have a linear structure although Law and Business are available in modular form.

Final assessment

Final assessment is based on optional coursework if chosen (10%), continuous assessment (10%), part 1 exam (20%) and a final examination (60-70%). Students are also required to complete homework that is set to be done in their own time outside of the classroom. Successful students are awarded with an academic certificate.

The following Pre-University Foundation Programmes are available:

Foundation Subjects
Modular Programmes
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Entrance Requirements

Academic:

Secondary Education transcript, High School Certificate/Diploma, IGCSE/GCSE or equivalent.

English:

IELTS of at least 4.0 overall, or equivalent, with no element falling below 4.0.
General English test scores will also be considered.

N.B.

Those students intending to join the Science and Engineering Foundation Programmes must have a sound basis in Mathematics, at least a grade B at IGCSE/GCSE or its equivalent.

Those students who currently fail to meet the English entrance requirements are advised that they can attend 3, 6 or 9 month English pre-sessional courses with us.

Our students' achievements
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Syed
Dubai

Grades achieved

A

Economics

A

Business Studies

B

Accounting

University of Birmingham (Russell Group University)

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Zachary
Singapore

Grades achieved

A*

Mathematics

A*

Physics

A*

Chemistry

A*

Biology

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Calista Cherrie
Indonesia

Grades achieved

A*

Mathematics

A*

Chemistry

A

Physics

B

Mechanics

Sheffield University (Russell Group University)

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Brent Frankel
Luxembourg

Grades achieved

A*

Accounting

A*

Business Studies

A*

Economics

A

Mathematics

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Alikhan Bissengali
Kazakhstan

Grades achieved

A*

Mathematics

A

Economics

A

Business Studies

A

Accounting

Durham University (Russell Group University, one of the leading UK universities)

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Joanna Rebecca
Indonesia

Grades achieved

A*

Mathematics

A*

Mechanics

A*

Computer Science

A

Physics

Joanna enrolled at The University Of Sheffield at Computer Science in September 2017

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Rustem Sadykov
Kazakhstan

Grades achieved

A*

Mathematic

A*

Mechanics

A*

Computer Science

A

Physics

University of Lancaster

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Yodit Mehari

Accommodation

We recognise that feeling comfortable in a home environment is essential for students who want to study to the best of their ability.

We like to ensure that all our students have their own rooms with appropriate facilities and storage space. We help students locate accommodation within the city and an easy commute to the college, which is centrally located near both the busy shopping and historic centres.

Host Family Accommodation

We have well-established links with local host families who provide term-time accommodation to students on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner included). Some families look after just one or two students while others are happy to provide accommodation for several students. Students have their own individual rooms with study facilities. Host family accommodation is particularly suitable for students who appreciate a family atmosphere.

Standard £200/week £5200/6 month

En-suite £235/week £6110/6 month

Student residence options

Students can book their own rooms in a brand new student residence. It is beautifully decorated with a very good location, just a 20 minute walk away from college.

Please note that the residence is for 18+ years old only.

Study Inn

Study Inn’s student accommodation in Cambridge is a fantastic destination for students to call home for the academic year. With stunning private en-suite studios and a bespoke conservatory hosting communal space for all guests to enjoy; our Cambridge student lets allow you to live in luxury throughout your time at university – You will be amazed by this impressive student accommodation centre.

Please follow the link to book your room

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Brunswick House

Brunswick House student accommodation offers ultimate luxury, with an array of high specification studios, ensuite rooms and outstanding social spaces – nothing has been missed from this property!

Situated in the centre of Cambridge this is the perfect location for your new home. A stone’s throw away from the universities and just 10 minutes from the bustling city centre, Brunswick House is perfectly located in the city.

This property is your chance to experience the ultimate luxury in prestige student living, with all-inclusive pricing, up to 100Mbps WIFI and outstanding communal areas to socialise with your new friends.

You tell us whether a studio or en-suite room is right for you. Each stunning room comes with a large bed, en-suite bathroom, wardrobe and study desk, as well as a large window to soak up this historical location. The higher up the property you go the more amazing your views of the city!

Please follow the link to book your room

How to Apply

For a place on this programme you will need to send us/upload:

• A copy of your passport;

• Proof of your English level if available – IELTS 4.0 in all components, or equivalent. (We do not formally require a certificate);

• Secondary Education transcript, High School Certificate/Diploma, IGCSE/GCSE or equivalent;

• Postal address.

If you are an International student, you may need to apply for a Short term or Tier 4 study visa.

We will send you an invitation letter to support your visa application and will assist you with any queries you may have

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