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 six broad pathways to choose from including:
The INTO City Foundation guarantees progression to Cass Business School and other City University’s Schools.
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.
From IELTS 5.0 to IELTS 6.0, depending on course length
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:
For more information see our main Visa page.
To apply for the International Foundation Programme, please visit the INTO City website.
Please check the INTO website for the latest fees.
A progression scholarship rewards the best-performing students, acknowledge your success in your INTO City, University of London programme and providing a partial scholarship towards your university tuition fees.
Full information is available on the INTO website.
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.
Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.
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.
Chat to our current students and read their blogs to gain an insight into studying at City and learn more about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
To make sure that you can begin or continue your studies with us during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reviewed and adapted our courses to ensure a safe learning environment for our students and staff. We have modified the way some of our courses are delivered, with many programmes being made available online.
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 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.
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.
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.