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.
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 below, some of which offering guaranteed entry.
Course cost when paid in full,
prior to start date.
Course cost when paid in
Course cost when paid in
// Programme Cost
Choose to pay in full or in instalments. There is a one-off registration fee of £50, which allows access to course materials via our online learning platforms.
// 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.
Blended Programme Dates
Online: 21st September - 18th December 2020
Face-to-Face: 4th January - 25th June 2021
This is a blended programme, which will commence online from September 2020. Students will then join us at our Academy in Cardiff for face-to-face tuition from January until June 2021.
// 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.
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 their level of English.
// University Partners
Successful completion of the IFP allows students to directly apply to one of our university partners:
// Guaranteed IFP University Progression
These are universities that guarantee WE Bridge Academy students a place on their chosen course after successful completion of the IFP.
// 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:
De Montford University
Keele University ISC
Kingston University London ISC
Leeds Beckett University ISC
Liverpool John Moores University
London Metropolitan University
Nottingham Trent University
Oxford Brookes University
Sheffield Hallam University
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
Glasgow Caledonian University
University of Strathclyde ISC
University of West of Scotland
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Flinders University Study Centre
Fraser International College
Thompson Rivers University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Humboldt State University
Southern Oregon University
The University of Vermont
University of Idaho
University of North Alabama
All university lists above last updated: 28/04/2020