University of London International Foundation Programme

A prestigious short-term study programme
University of London International Programmes Registered Centre

The Bournemouth and Poole College delivers this challenging and prestigious programme in 8 months (2 months online study followed by 6 months full time study in the UK), successfully preparing international students for entry to undergraduate degrees at a range of UK universities.

Venue: Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth

Duration: 8 months (6 months full-time study in the UK)

Visa requirements: Short-term study visa

Start date (online lessons): 21 September 2020

Start date (in the UK): 09 November 2020

Course level: Level 3

Qualification: University of London International Foundation Certificate

Awarding body: University of London

Entry requirements

Minimum age 17 years. Successful completion of High School in your own country (year 11+). Academic IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in writing and reading) or an equivalent English language assessment recognised by UoL.

Download the programme leaflet (pdf)


Scholarships are available for UoL applications by students from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela, Vietnam, and from European & Middle Eastern countries.

Exceptional Results

The Bournemouth and Poole College is a high performing UoL Recognised Teaching Centre and has been delivering the International Foundation Programme since 2014. Each year our students have enjoyed exceptional results. 100% of the class of 2018 were awarded Distinctions and all the students progressed to their first choice of UK University.

One of our 2018 Chinese students, Shirley, achieved the highest overall marks in the world on this prestigious programme!

Your route to undergraduate study

The International Foundation Programme provides an ideal route to a variety of undergraduate programmes at universities* in the UK and worldwide. These programmes include:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Management and Marketing
  • Computing and Information Systems

*Most universities have their own application criteria and processes. We advise you to speak to the university direct to ensure you are eligible and find out if there are any specific grades you will need to achieve. To find out which universities accept the IFP for entry consideration, please visit

For enquiries from China

Please contact University First Asia Office at
Telephone +86 10 8515 1899 ext. 607

For enquiries from any other country

Fees to be advised on application