If you do not qualify for direct entry to City's courses, other pathways to studying with us may be available to you through foundation programmes.
Access through foundation courses is available either through City's own foundation programmes or through international preparatory programmes with our partners.
We offer foundation routes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Foundation courses at City
As with entry to our full-time undergraduate degrees, all applications for City's foundation courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Details of fees, course content and progression options are set out on the course pages. City currently offers foundation courses in the following areas:
- Computer Science
International preparatory programmes
As well as City's own foundation courses, we have several successful partnership arrangements that offer preparatory courses if you are an international student looking for a route into undergraduate study with us.
These courses offer guaranteed entry to a specific degree at City, provided that you achieve the grades required.
Our partner colleges and centres are close to City and offer Foundation and preparatory courses. While studying on these courses, you will have the benefit of full membership of City, University of London and access to a range of student services.
INTO City, University of London
Together with INTO University Partnerships, City has established a purpose-built study centre near to Liverpool Street Station in the heart of London's financial district. As a student enrolling at INTO City, you are effectively a City, University of London student and have full access to our facilities.
Combining academic study with English language support, the courses at INTO City are validated by City, which provides assurance of the quality and standards of education.
The International Foundation programmes available at INTO, with pathways for entry to City, are:
- Actuarial Science
- Business and Economics with Society and Culture
- Business and Economics with Accounting
- Humanities and Law.
INTO also offers Pre-sessional English programmes to help raise your standard of English prior to entry to City.
Kaplan International College
Kaplan International College (KIC) London provides Foundation courses for international students which lead to entry to City, University of London undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Progression to City is guaranteed if you complete your KIC London course at the required level.
KIC London offers comprehensive support including regular one-to one tuition. The Foundation Certificate equips you with the English language ability, the academic skills and the key subject knowledge needed to study an undergraduate degree.
The Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences offers the following pathways:
- Business pathway
- Business and mathematics pathway
- Law and social sciences pathway.
The Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering offers the following pathways:
- Chemical engineering pathway
- Life sciences pathway
- Science and engineering pathway.
Other International Foundation programmes
Preparatory courses from other institutions, including David Game College, Bellerbys Colleges, CATS Colleges and Kings Colleges, are considered on a case-by-case basis.