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.





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September intake

January intake (Intensive Programme)

Tier 4 route available

We may be able to offer flexibility on the dates our programmes 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.

// Programme Dates

Intensive International Foundation Programme6 January to 26 June 2020
International Foundation Programme21 September 2020 to 25 June 2021

// 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.


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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, we may carry out a Skype interview as part of the application process to verify your level of English.

// University Partners

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

USW 300x300 - International Foundation Programme
Uni of Plymouth 300x75 - International Foundation Programme
Uni of Portsmouth 269x300 - International Foundation Programme
UWE 300x147 - International Foundation Programme

Cardiff Met 300x88 - International Foundation Programme

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:

Aston University
Coventry University ISC
De Montford University
Keele University ISC
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
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 Nottigham
University of Sussex ISC
University of Westminster
University of Wolverhampton
University of Worcester
University of York
Aberystwyth University
Cardiff University
Abertay University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Heriot-Watt University
University of Strathclyde ISC
University of West of Scotland
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
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: 24/11/2019