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International Foundation Programme (Spring Start) - Credit

University of Kent
6 months
Full time
Foundation / Pathway program
Scholarships available
On campus
Canterbury
English
University of Kent

Program description

International Foundation Programme (Spring Start) - Credit

The Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) is primarily designed for international students, allowing them to develop their academic knowledge and skills, and if required their English language ability, for entry to undergraduate study at university.

The programme, on offer at the University of Kent for over 40 years, takes place on the Canterbury campus and students are full members of the University with access to University accommodation and all academic, welfare, social and sport facilities on campus.

With academic subject modules and academic skills modules taught by highly qualified University of Kent tutors, the IFP leads to a wide range of degree programmes at the University.

Progression on to your degree programme is automatic at the end of the IFP, if you achieve the required grades.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirements below demonstrate the type of qualifications you will need to apply for the International Foundation Programme (IFP). Some of our courses have subject specific requirements.

Home/EU students

  • To gain entry on to the IFP, you need the following:
  • a good academic school-leaving certificate with particular strengths in subjects that are relevant to your intended area of study approved by the University of Kent
  • a secondary school-leaving certificate approved by the University of Kent
  • appropriate national or international qualifications
  • to satisfy specific departmental entry requirements
  • for progression to some degree programmes, GCSE grades A/B/C maths or equivalent. If you do not have this level of qualification, you will need to do the IFP Maths module.

New GCSE grades

  • A level
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)
  • International Baccalaureate

International students

The University welcomes applications from international students. To gain entry on to the IFP, you need the following:

  • a good academic school-leaving certificate with particular strengths in subjects that are relevant to your intended area of study approved by the University of Kent
  • a secondary school-leaving certificate approved by the University of Kent
  • appropriate national or international qualifications
  • satisfy specific departmental entry requirements
  • for progression to some degree programmes, GCSE grades A-C/9-4 maths or equivalent. If you do not have this level of qualification, you will need to do the IFP Maths module.

English Language Requirements

All students requiring a student visa to study in the UK who are not from a majority English speaking country will need a IELTS for UKVI with a minimum of 5.0 in all skills or a Pearson PTE Academic UKVI with a minimum of 36 in all skills.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Foundation year

You take the compulsory module based on the level of your English. You then choose a further 90 credits from the remaining list of optional modules.

Compulsory modules currently include

  • Academic Skills Development

Optional modules may include

  • Psychology for University Study
  • Economics for University Study
  • Politics and International Relations for University Study
  • Mathematics and Statistics for University Study
  • European and International Business for University Study
  • Law for University Study

Scholarships & funding

The University of Kent has a long tradition of welcoming international students from around the world and is pleased to offer a wide range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships, including dedicated Scholarships for our International students. Further details on our Scholarships available and how to apply is on our Scholarships webpages.

Tuition fees

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.

Qualification

On the IFP you will be provided with:

  • a range of modules covering the foundations of a range of subjects
  • teaching informed by current research and scholarship to encourage active involvement
  • opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in a range of activities
  • a stimulating and challenging education
  • a firm conceptual foundation in the subjects necessary for progression to stage one in their chosen pathway
  • academic literacy through the academic skills modules
  • general critical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • the ability to manage their own learning and carry out some independent research appropriate to foundation level
  • appropriate academic and pastoral guidance

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CT2 7NZ Canterbury
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