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 Programme Dates

Intensive International Foundation Programme (IIFP): Monday 7th January to Friday 28th June 2019

International Foundation Programme (IFP): Monday 16th September 2019 to Friday 26th June 2020

// 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 are partnered with the University of South Wales (USW) and with Cardiff Metropolitan University.

// Pathways

  • Business
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Science

// Course Length and Price

  • 9 months (September to June) International Foundation Programme
  • 6 months (January to June) Intensive International Foundation Programme
  • 7 months (January to August) Tier 4 only
  • Cost: £14,000

Specific entry requirements apply.

// 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.

// 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)
  • Central Queensland University (Australia)
  • University Centre Croydon (UK)
  • University of Chester (UK)

// University Partners

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

// 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.

// England

Aston University, Coventry University ISC, De Montfort University, INTO Newcastle University, INTO University of East Anglia, 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, Sheffield Hallam University, Staffordshire University, The University of Northampton, The University of Nottingham, University of Central Lancashire, University of Essex, University of Gloucestershire, University of Huddersfield ISC, University of Leeds, University of Lincoln ISC, University of Liverpool, University of Sussex ISC, University of Westminster, University of Wolverhampton, University of Worcester, University of York

// Ireland

INTO Queen’s University Belfast

// Scotland

Abertay University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Heriot-Watt University, University of West of Scotland

// Australia

Flinders University Study Centre, Taylors College

// Canada

Fraser International College, Thompson Rivers University

// USA

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