Foundation

Foundation Programme Certificate will give access to about 112 UK Universities

Intakes:
January 2018 29 Jan 2018 – 13 Jul 2018 Applications closed

£Tuition fee: £10500

March 2018 12 Mar 2018 – 31 Aug 2018 Applications closed

£Tuition fee: £10500

June 2018 25 Jun 2018 – 07 Dec 2018 Applications closed

£Tuition fee: £10500

September 2018 24 Sep 2018 – 08 Mar 2019 Applications open 6 months 24 Sep 2018 – 07 Jun 2019 Applications open 9 months

£Tuition fee: £10500

October 2018 22 Oct 2018 – 05 Apr 2019 Applications open 6 months 22 Oct 2018 – 05 Jul 2019 Applications open 9 months

£Tuition fee: £10500

Foundation Programmes in Cambridge

Pre-university Foundation Programmes have become the established route of progression to most UK universities for International students.

If you are a non-British student, have finished your high school examinations and wish to achieve your first degree in the UK, you will probably need to study a Foundation course at a UK university or college.

University options

There are about 120 universities in the UK; our Foundation Programme certificate will give access to about 112 of these although the entrance requirements vary with subject and the demand in any particular year.

Top grades in the Foundation Programme will get you to some quite high profile universities eg. Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, Nottingham, Lancaster, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Loughborough, Leeds, Exeter, Durham, Newcastle, Sheffield, Nottingham, York etc. Many of these are Russell Group universities. Russell group universities are sought after universities with many more applications than places available so we will not only make a good application for you but will also recommend other universities based on your ability and future career choice to make sure that you have the right fit to help you fully develop your potential.

For Oxford and Cambridge and a few other very high profile universities namely Imperial, LSE, UCL, Warwick, Bath, St Andrews you would have to offer UK A-Levels programme only. Normally these take 2 years although they can be done in 1 academic year if the student has the necessary prior knowledge. You would have to gain A* and A grades in order to be considered for interview.

Objectives

The Foundation course is a bridge between international students’ current qualifications and UK university undergraduate entry requirements. It is designed to consolidate and expand academic knowledge, improve the level of English including subject terminology, and familiarise international students with UK culture, study processes and methods in preparation for university. Our Foundation Programmes have been established for over twenty years and are designed to efficiently prepare international students for a specific course at university and provide the necessary skills for success at degree level. Students are provided both with specific knowledge of subjects related to the degree they wish to take at university and with essential study skills combined with English language improvement if required.

Six-month Foundation Courses

Our Foundation courses are six-month fast-track intensive preparation courses that have been specifically designed by the College in consultation with some of the UK’s top universities for entry to an undergraduate degree course and offered within the confines of the six-month Short Term Study Visa. However, we can also offer longer courses for students who need additional tuition.

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

Academic certificate

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.

Subjects

You will take 3 or 4 subjects depending on your intended field of study at university and also English language is required.

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 5.0 overall and in all elements, or its equivalent.

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
Zachary
Singapore

Grades achieved

A*

Mathematics

A*

Physics

A*

Chemistry

A*

Biology

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

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 walking distance of the college and we are not far from the historic Cambridge city centre and Grafton shopping centre.

Option 1 - Student residence

We can now offer our students a room in a brand new student residence, beautifully decorated with a great atmosphere. Within a 20 minutes walk from the college along the river walk and equipped with study facilities, a gym, a cinema room and access to a electrobike during their stay, this accommodation option offers a friendly environment for our students to enjoy their new home for the duration of their studies.

Price £230/week £5980/6 month Please note that the residence is for 18+ year olds only.

Option 2 - 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.

Standart £200/week £235/6 month

En-suite £235/week £6110/6 month

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 5.0 (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

Fill the form to start your application process

Online Application Form

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