University of London International Foundation Programme

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

The Bournemouth and Poole College delivers this challenging and prestigious online programme in 8 months, successfully preparing international students for entry to undergraduate degrees at a range of UK universities.

Start date: 12 October 2020

End date: 28 May 2021

Venue: Online. Blended learning (online + on campus) may be available to students wishing to come to the UK from January 2021

Duration: 8 months, full-time

Visa requirements: if needed, Short-term study visa up to 6 months

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.

We know that many students have been unable to take school exams recently due to Covid-19, therefore, The College can make the following exceptions for 2020- 21 academic year entry requirements:

Proof of English language level

IFP applicants who have been unable to take an IELTS /other tests of language proficiency can still apply and can be accepted with the support of The College. We will accept: 1) a wide range of tests of language proficiency, 2) a pass in GCSE / O Level English or a pass in International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, 3) an English placement test conducted by The College.

Academic examinations

IFP applicants who have been unable to take GCSE, O Level, Year 12 etc. examinations because of school closures will not meet the standard entry requirements for IFP. These students can still apply and can be accepted with the support of The College.

Please contact International Operation for more details – email international@bpc.ac.uk

UoL International Foundation Programme

Download the programme leaflet (pdf)

Exceptional Tuition

The Bournemouth and Poole College is a high performing UoL Recognised Teaching Centre and has been delivering the International Foundation Programme since 2014.

Exceptional Results

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 www.londoninternational.ac.uk.

Examples of progression to top UK universities, including

LSE, St Andrews, Manchester, Warwick, York, SOAS, King’s and Durham.

Automatic entry to top UoL schools, including

Queen Mary, Goldsmiths, King’s, Royal Holloway …

For enquiries from China

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

For enquiries from any other country

Fees to be advised on application

The Bournemouth and Poole College is a University of London Recognised Teaching Centre