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A Foundation Year is a preparatory program that takes about a year to complete. It is often offered to foreign students in order to help them acclimate to a new culture and language, but it is also available for students who are not quite ready for a demanding college education.

For students who are unsure of their future careers, the pursuit of programs in general studies may be of interest. General studies are broad by design, meaning that it is like a buffet of academic programs, allowing students to see what interests them.

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Synergy University

It is an intensive course that is prepared by the best specialists of “Synergy” University. During the year you will gain fundamental knowledge of Russian and major/minor ... [+]

It is an intensive course that is prepared by the best specialists of “Synergy” University. During the year you will gain fundamental knowledge of Russian and major/minor disciplines which will prepare you for studying all our programs.

Lessons Monday to Friday Attested teachers Major/minor disciplines of choice: economics, chemistry/biology, informatics/mathematics Modern study methods All-year-round intake Official certificate of course completion What we offer:

Residence in Moscow

The University provides with comfortable accommodation in a charming district of Moscow, in close proximity to the study campus, and just 15 minutes from the city center by metro. You will receive an official visa and registration for the study period.... [-]

Russia Moscow
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Online
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester

Prepare for direct entry to an undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, and chemistry related subjects at The University of Manchester ... [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate engineering and science degree at The University of Manchester, including use of university science labs.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? A guaranteed conditional route to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree at The University of Manchester (subject to meeting the conditions of the offer set). A quality-assured, NCUK accredited programme recognized by The University of Manchester. Access to a range of university facilities, including world-class library, sport and social facilities.

Course options available

There are three options available for this course:

International Foundation (3 terms) - this is the standard option, suitable for most students Headstart Foundation (3 terms) - this includes an additional two weeks of learning that introduces you to British culture and history Extended International Foundation (4 terms) - this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support and English language entry requirements are typically lower Where will this programme take me? ... [-]
United Kingdom Manchester
June 2019
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
University of Exeter

Offering direct entry into the first year of a university degree in a range of subjects such as engineering, mathematics, applied geology, renewable energy and physics. ... [+]

Offering direct entry into the first year of a university degree in a range of subjects such as engineering, mathematics, applied geology, renewable energy and physics.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? guaranteed university placement for all successful students a campus based programme with access to university facilities multiple start dates

There are two course options available:

International Foundation (3 terms) – this is the standard option Extended International Foundation (4 terms) – this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support Where will it take me?

Our progression guarantee:

We guarantee to find you a place to study on an appropriate degree and university if you successfully complete your International Foundation programme, follow professional advice offered by INTO staff and meet minimum attendance requirements.... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
October 2019
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
Superior Institutions of Science & Technology (SIST)

SIST provides a Foundation Year that is oriented for students who still have difficulty in mastering the English language. The program for the foundation year is not limi ... [+]

Overview

SIST provides a Foundation Year that is oriented for students who still have difficulty in mastering the English language. The program for the foundation year is not limited to teaching the language, but it aims to also enable students to learn all the tools needed to conduct academic research and how to deliver professional presentations. Apart from mastering the English language, the students will learn all the business tools that will prepare them to access level 1 in confidence.

Description of the Program

SIST has formulated a preparatory year for beginners in the English language.

The Foundation Year will allow students to build a solid foundation through intensive and accelerated training programs, created in conjunction with the British Council.... [-]

Morocco Casablanca Rabat Tangier
February 2019
Full-time
9 months
Campus
Jacobs University Foundation Year

You are young, ambitious and are looking for inspiration? You have finished high school, want a taste of life at university, and yearn to learn more about the world and i ... [+]

You are young, ambitious and are looking for inspiration? You have finished high school, want a taste of life at university, and yearn to learn more about the world and its cultures? Then you will be interested in our Foundation Year Program.

Planning and preparing for your academic future is an important step. Join Jacobs University’s Foundation Year Program to explore different fields of study and to acquire academic learning skills before starting your bachelor’s degree.

Based on your individual academic background and your needs and goals, you can design your own Foundation Year learning experience. As a Foundation Year student, you can attend undergraduate courses from various fields of study and choose between different types of preparatory classes to improve your academic skills. Furthermore, you live on our international campus and can enjoy the full perks of student life in the residential colleges.... [-]

Germany Bremen
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 1 year
Campus
INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Computing, Mathematics, Engineering, Science related subjects at Manchester Metropolitan Unive ... [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Computing, Mathematics, Engineering, Science related subjects at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Course features Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee. Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers. Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules. Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-4 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: June, September Fees: From £15,075 Class hours: 24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1) Class size: 20 Class duration: Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances. Award: International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from NCUK. Course options: Standard (3-term, 9-month programme) Extended (Contains an additional term(s) of English language.) Entry requirements ... [-]
United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
INTO London

Academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year of a university degree in wide-ranging areas including C ... [+]

Preparing you for direct entry to the first year of an undergraduate programme at a choice of leading UK universities.

Why apply? guaranteed university placement for all successful students a quality assured university validated programme multiple start dates

There are two course options available:

International Foundation (3 terms) – this is the standard option Extended International Foundation (4 terms) – this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support Where will it take me?

Our progression guarantee

We guarantee to find you a place to study on an appropriate degree and university if you successfully complete your International Foundation programme, follow professional advice offered by INTO staff and meet minimum attendance requirements.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
Queen's University Belfast

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects including Biomedical Sciences, Computing, Engineering, Nursing, and Science at Queen' ... [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects including Biomedical Sciences, Computing, Engineering, Nursing, and Science at Queen's University Belfast.

Course features Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee. Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers. Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules. Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-5 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, February, March, June, September; 2020: January, February Fees: From £16,115 Class hours: 20 hours per week minimum Class size: 16 Class duration: English classes per week: 8 hours (including a 1-hour tutorial) Subject module classes per week: 12 hours Total typical hours per week: 20Students taking the accelerated 2-term programme: Semester 1 English classes per week: 6 hours, plus 6 hours online learning Subject module classes per week: 18 hours, plus 6 hours online learning Total typical hours per week: 32 Semester 2 English classes per week: 8 hours (including a 1-hour tutorial) Subject module classes per week: 12 hours Total typical hours per week: 20 ... [-]
United Kingdom Belfast
February 2019
Full-time
9 - 15 months
Campus
University of Stirling

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Biological Sciences, Computing, Mathematics, and Software Engineering ... [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Biological Sciences, Computing, Mathematics, and Software Engineering at the University of Stirling. With this pathway, you'll also have the opportunity to progress to one of eight other leading Scottish universities - if you choose this option, you may progress to Year 1 or Year 2 of your degree, depending on the university you choose.

Course features A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree. Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee. Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers. You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK. Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-4 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, June, September; 2020: January Fees: From £15,075 Class hours: 21 hours per week on average Class size: 16 Class duration: English classes per week: 6 hours Subject module classes per week: 15 hours Average total per week: 21 hours ... [-]
United Kingdom Stirling
June 2019
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
DLD College London

A Level Business starts by teaching students the practical steps of starting up a small business. It finishes by discussing the detailed issues involved in running a larg ... [+]

Why choose Business?

Business is a field that is undeniably important to society. Businesses and business leaders have been key architects of the digital age and the globalised world we inhabit. The challenge of managing finite resources in a way that satisfies a network of stakeholders is perhaps greater and more exciting than ever. The ability to critically engage with businesses and the commercial world equips young people with the tools to excel in their careers and make a meaningful contribution to the progression of society. For many students, A Level Business will lay the groundwork for an exciting and lucrative career.

What is business at DLD? Part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, A Level Business at DLD College allows learners to develop a holistic understanding of organisations in various business sectors and environments, drawing on local, national and global contexts. We embrace creativity and work to inculcate a measured approach to tackling questions that ultimately lead to justified judgments that avoid the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.Learners will apply a number of analytical techniques such as break-even analysis, investment appraisal tools and ratio analysis in order to investigate business opportunities and problems. They will be equipped to determine appropriate business strategy in a range of contexts. Business Tutors at DLD aim to create an atmosphere that is dynamic in terms of its delivery of subject material, stimulating and one that nurtures an awareness of events and issues within the global commercial environment.Students on the first year of the programme will all... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
INTO Manchester

The International Foundation in Science and Engineering prepares you for direct entry on to the first year of a computing, mathematics, engineering, science or related un ... [+]

Prepare for life as a science and engineering student, with university-style teaching, experienced teaches, and use of university labs for practical learning.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? Guaranteed conditional progression to one of NCUK’s 16 universities (subject to meeting progression requirements). A quality-assured, NCUK accredited programme. Recognised by a wide range of other leading UK universities.

Course options available

International Foundation (3 terms) - this is the standard option, suitable for most students. Headstart Foundation (3 terms) - this includes an additional two weeks of learning that introduces you to British culture and history. Extended International Foundation (4 terms)- this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support and English language entry requirements are typically lower. Where will this programme take me? ... [-]
United Kingdom Manchester
June 2019
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
Perdana University

The Foundation in Science programme offered at Perdana University will prepare you for the Undergraduate Programmes. The curriculum is crafted to give you a strong founda ... [+]

Overview

The Foundation in Science programme offered at Perdana University will prepare you for the Undergraduate Programmes. The curriculum is crafted to give you a strong foundation in the undergraduate areas of study. It is also designed to give you the soft skills required for your personal development.

“Start your journey to a Perdana University Medical Degree”

International recognition for research-led teaching, a dynamic environment and an excellent employment record for graduates make Perdana University your ideal destination to pursue a medical degree.

Our Foundation in Science programme offers the perfect first stage of this journey. As a one-year intensive access course for students without A-Levels, it will prepare you academically and socially to start an undergraduate science degree. Successful completion of the Foundation in Science programme guarantees progression to full degree-level courses at Perdana University, which offers expert teaching staff and world-class facilities.... [-]

Malaysia Serdang
April 2019
Full-time
42 weeks
Campus
Irkutsk National Research Technical University

The material and technical base of the faculty meets modern requirements for the training of foreign citizens. There are specialized classes: multimedia computer, classes ... [+]

International (Preparatory) Faculty

For more than 40 years of the faculty existence, about 10,000 people from 25 countries have been trained: Mongolia, China, Republic of Korea, India, Vietnam, Syria, Jordan, Mexico, Afghanistan, Brazil, Switzerland, Australia, Indonesia, Germany, Philippines, Poland , USA, Congo, Nigeria, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Japan, Yemen, Cambodia, Laos and so on.

The material and technical base of the faculty meets modern requirements for the training of foreign citizens. There are specialized classes: multimedia computer, classes for studying physics, chemistry, biology, drawing, Russian, and its own library. The training is carried out by highly qualified teachers of 3 departments: doctors, candidates of sciences, associate professors, senior teachers with long experience, including abroad - in China, Korea, Mongolia, Japan and other countries.... [-]

Russia Irkutsk
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
United International Business Schools

This program allows students who are 17 or older and who have completed less than 12 years of formal education to earn up to an additional 60 credits in undergraduate cou ... [+]

This program allows students who are 17 or older and who have completed less than 12 years of formal education to earn up to an additional 60 credits in undergraduate courses in order to qualify for admission in our undergraduate degree programs. Refer to the undergraduate admission requirements for further details.

Duration

Depending on the number of credits attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning, full-time students may, for example, earn a Bachelor degree in either 3 academic years of 3 quarters each, for a total of 9 quarters of 20 credits each; or in 4 academic years of 3 quarters each, for a total of 12 quarters of 15 credits each. Earning credits during the summer quarter will speed up the studies. The additional requirements can be met in 1 academic year of 3 quarters of 20 credits each, or in 1 academic year of 4 quarters of 15 credits each.... [-]

Belgium Antwerp Spain Barcelona Brussels Madrid Japan Tokyo Switzerland Zürich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan Geneva  + 12 More
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
EDULINK INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE NAIROBI

The International Foundation Programme is of one academic year duration and prepares students for our undergraduate programmes. It provides a bridge for those who have su ... [+]

*Edulink International College Nairobi working in Partnership with The University of Northampton, UK

The International Foundation Programme is of one academic year duration and prepares students for our undergraduate programmes. It provides a bridge for those who have successfully completed 12 years schooling with a good school leaving qualification but do not possess the qualifications for direct entry to one of our degree courses. This programme would also be extremely valuable for those who took ‘A’ levels or equivalent, but whose grades may have fallen below the expectations to qualify for an undergraduate programme.

This programme introduces students to our teaching and assessment methods, highlights the importance of independent learning and lays the foundations for a learner-centered environment in which students are proactive in advancing their own education. Importantly, it includes subject-related business study, providing an excellent grounding for any of the Business undergraduate courses we provide.... [-]

Kenya Nairobi
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus