The International Foundation Programme (IFP) has been specifically developed for international students who want to study for an undergraduate degree. It is a full-time programme and provides students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to embark upon undergraduate study at an overseas university.

Whilst we do everything we can to keep our Academy’s community safe, students can begin the IFP online, then join us in person when they’re ready.

Successful completion of the IFP and obtaining the required pass marks will provide students with the opportunity to choose and progress to one of the universities listed on this page – some of which offer guaranteed entry.

// Key Facts

You can choose to study the International Foundation Programme (IFP) as a 9-month or intensive programme, choosing from one of four pathways: Business, Computing, Engineering or Healthcare Sciences.

DatesIELTS RequiredCost
Intensive Programme3 January 2022 – July 20225.5 overall with at least 5.0 in each component, or equivalent£14,500
9-month Programme20 September 2021 – 1 July 20224.5 overall with at least 4.0 in each component, or equivalent£14,500

In addition, you should have successfully completed secondary school education in an appropriate range of subjects.

// About the Programme

The IFP has been specifically developed for international students who want to study for an undergraduate degree but do not possess British A-level qualifications (Year 13).

You will have completed your secondary school education in your own country and are looking for a programme that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to embark upon undergraduate study at an overseas university.

The IFP (NCC Education International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education – L3IFDHES) at WE Bridge Academy is awarded by NCC Education.

WE Bridge Academy mainly offers the International Foundation Programme as a face-to-face programme, but for students who cannot travel, fully online and hybrid options are available. Contact us for further information at info@we-bridge.co.uk

// University Partners

Successful completion of the IFP allows students to directly apply to one of our university partners:

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// Guaranteed IFP University Progression for NCC International Foundation Programme Graduates.

These are universities that guarantee WE Bridge Academy students a place on their chosen course after successful completion of the NCC IFP.

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// Progression and Entry Routes

Click the link below to view the many formal university progression routes available, including universities that may not officially guarantee a place, but certainly welcome – and view favourably, applications from WE Bridge Academy students.