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 course. It provides students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to embark upon undergraduate study at an overseas university.
// 2019/2020 Programme Dates
International Foundation Programme (IFP): Monday 16th September 2019 to Friday 26th June 2020
Intensive International Foundation Programme: Monday 6th January to Friday 26th June 2020
// Course Dates
We may be able to offer flexibility on the dates our courses commence. However, this is dependant on a number of factors, including the course/programme you are applying for and the type of visa you have.
// 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.
// Entry Requirements
September: IELTS 4.5 overall, with at least 4.0 in each component, or equivalent
January: IELTS 5.5 overall, with at least 5.0 in each component, or equivalent
Plus successfully completed secondary school education in an appropriate range of subjects.
NOTE: If a student does not have a valid IELTS score, students can take a free placement test which will provide evidence of their level of English. Please contact us if you require a free test.
// University Partners
Successful completion of the IFP allows students to directly apply to one of our university partners:
- Bristol University of the West of England
- Cardiff Metropolitan University
- Cardiff University
- University of Plymouth
- University of Portsmouth
- University of South Wales
You can find out more about each institution by clicking on the university name above.
// IFP University Progression
These are universities that guarantee WE Bridge Academy students a place on their chosen course after successful completion of the IFP.
- Bangor University (UK)
- Birmingham City University (UK)
- Carroll University (USA)
- Coventry University International SC (UK)
- CQ University (Australia)
- Liverpool Hope University (UK)
- National College of Ireland
- University Centre Croydon (UK)
- University of Chester (UK)
- University of Derby (UK)
// Standard Entry Routes
These are universities that may not officially guarantee a place, but certainly welcome, and view favourably, applications from WE Bridge Academy students.
Aberystwyth University, Aston University, Coventry University ISC, De Montfort University, Keele University ISC, Kingston University London, Kingston University London ISC, Leeds Beckett University ISC, Liverpool John Moores University, London Metropolitan University, Northumbria University, Nottingham Trent University, Oxford Brookes University, Plymouth University, Sheffield Hallam University, Staffordshire University, Teeside University, The University of Northampton, The University of Nottingham, University of Central Lancashire, University of Essex, University of Gloucestershire, University of Greenwich, University of Huddersfield ISC, University of Leeds, University of Lincoln ISC, University of Liverpool, University of Nottingham, University of Sussex ISC, University of Westminster, University of Wolverhampton, University of Worcester, University of York
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Abertay University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Heriot-Watt University, University of Strathclyde ISC, University of West of Scotland
Flinders University Study Centre, Taylor’s College
Fraser International College, Thompson Rivers University
Berkeley College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Heidelberg University, Humboldt State University, Southern Oregon University, The University of Vermont, University of Idaho, University of North Alabama
All university lists above last updated: 18/03/2019