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Foundation Degree International Foundation Programme

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Entry Year:
The International Foundation is a programme designed to prepare you for direct entry to Year One of an undergraduate course at City, University of London.

Key Information

Start date

March 2019
July 2019
September 2019
October 2019
January 2020
March 2020

Academic year dates

Duration

2-3 terms depending on start date.

March 2019 (2 terms; for Business related subjects only. Progression to Cass Business School in September 2019)

July 2019 (4 terms; progression to City in September 2020)

September 2019 (3 terms; progression to City in September 2020)

October 2019 (4 terms; progression to City in September 2020)

January 2020 (3 terms; progression to City in September 2020)

March 2020 (2 terms; for Business related subjects only. Progression to Cass Business School in September 2020)

See more about duration

UK/EU

Non-EU

Full-time: From £16,750 (Please check the INTO website)

Campus

102 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7EZ

Who is it for?

The programme is designed for international students who want to apply for an undergraduate course but don’t meet the English language or academic entry requirements.

There are five broad pathways to choose from including:

The INTO City Foundation guarantees progression to Cass Business School and other City University’s Schools.

Objectives

The International Foundation programme combines intensive English language preparation and academic study, while developing study skills and providing a unique cultural experience.

You’ll receive assured conditional progression to City, University of London upon successful completion of the International Foundation, providing you with a wide range of course options to choose from.

Requirements and how to apply

English requirements

From IELTS 5.0 to IELTS 6.0, depending on course length

  • Four term programme: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent
  • Three term programme: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent
  • Two term programme: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

We may demonstrate some flexibility of entry requirements in Clearing. This will depend on the results we receive and the number of spaces we have available.

To apply for the International Foundation Programme, please visit the INTO City website.

Silver award
City, University of London has received a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017.
Progress
onto a wide range of undergraduate courses.
Guaranteed
The INTO City Foundation guarantees progression to Cass Business School.
During your course

More about fees

Please check the INTO website for the latest fees.

Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

Academic facilities

INTO City, University of London's facilities offer a flexible approach to learning. From intimate discussion-based classes to seminars and lectures, all in contemporary surroundings. Resources include:

  • digital whiteboards connected to desktop computers in every classroom, to make lessons truly interactive
  • multipurpose lecture theatres
  • a 120-seat, university-style lecture theatre
  • state-of-the-art IT and multimedia

You'll have access to Moodle, a virtual learning environment where you can download lecture notes and course content.

Additionally, the International Foundation programme is taught mostly through the use of tablet computers (such as an iPad) to enhance your classroom experience through digital learning.

Find out more about the INTO Centre learning facilities.

Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

View academic timetables

Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

Course content and assessment

Teaching and learning

Teaching

The International Foundation programmes are taught by experienced and highly qualified teachers who can provide guidance and advice throughout your studies. The ways in which you’ll learn will be flexible, with a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, virtual learning facilities and independent study all contributing to your overall study experience.

Assessment

Assessment of the course is both formal and informal. You’ll receive guidance and advice throughout your learning from your teachers.
You will also be assessed through a mix of examinations each semester and coursework, which will include presentations, practical exercises and written assignments. Classes are a mixture of lectures, tutorials and independent study.

Modules

The International Foundation programme will combine academic study in your chosen subject, intensive English language teaching and tasks to help you develop your study skills in preparation for university-level study.

More details on course structure and further information on the modules covered can be found on the INTO website.

The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.

  • Kseniia Samokhina - LLB alumna
    Student profile
    Studying at INTO City was great preparation for university life, as the teaching style and assessments were very similar to what I later experienced at City. INTO City is a school of life - it will not only give you the necessary knowledge and skills for higher education, but it will also teach you how to be independent and motivated..
  • Student profile
    My favourite thing is the feeling of becoming a part of such a global and diverse city. INTO City, University of London has the advantage of being located in the City of London, which is also one of the financial centres of the world..
After you graduate

Career prospects

Students who successfully complete the International Foundation programme, subject to achieving the required grades for progression to their chosen degree, will be assured a place at City, University of London. There is a wide variety of subjects to choose from relating to your foundation programme, designed to help you improve your job prospects.


We may demonstrate some flexibility of entry requirements in Clearing. This will depend on the results we receive and the number of spaces we have available.

To apply for the International Foundation Programme, please visit the INTO City website.