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 and provides students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to embark upon undergraduate study at an overseas university.

// Programme Dates


International Foundation Programme16 September 2019 to 26 June 2020
Intensive International Foundation Programme6 January to 26 June 2020


International Foundation Programme21 September 2020 to 25 June 2021
Intensive International Foundation Programme4 January to 25 June 2021

We may be able to offer flexibility on the dates our courses commence. However, this is dependent 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.

// Pathways

Choose from one of 4 pathways.

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// Entry Requirements

September intake: IELTS 4.5 overall with at least 4.0 in each component or equivalent
January intake: IELTS 5.5 overall with at least 5.0 in each component or equivalent

In addition, you should have 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:

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You can find out more about each institution by clicking on the university logo 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:

// England

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

// Wales

Aberystwyth University, Cardiff University

// Scotland

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

// Ireland

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

// Australia

Flinders University Study Centre, Taylor’s 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

Click here to start your journey

All university lists above last updated: 24/04/2019