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A Foundation Year program introduces students to an undergraduate degree curriculum. It is offered at a variety of schools all over the world, and it usually takes a full year to complete. It helps ease students from a high school level of study to more challenging college work.

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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
Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

After completing the course of a foundation program, the best students continue their studies as bachelor, master and postgraduate students at the Financial University an ... [+]

Learning Process

Programs prepare students for taking courses in Engineering, Economics, and Humanities

After completing the course of a foundation program, the best students continue their studies as bachelor, master and postgraduate students at the Financial University and other Russian universities. Their achievements and their awards obtained at student competitions are taken into account during the enrolment process. The Faculty has academic performance and student attendance monitoring system in place. Grades and attendance data are posted in e-registers and put into paper registers. Student ranking system is in place and student rankings are compiled following the examination period. The Financial University has appropriate teaching, administrative and auxiliary staff who take care of the students of the Faculty programs involved in the teaching and learning process. The Faculty staff organize research and creative work competitions that contribute to using each international student's creative potential. The Faculty management and program directors have jointly developed orientation programs and cultural programs and offer them to the Faculty international students.... [-]

Russia Moscow
September 2019
Full-time
3 - 12 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
STC Higher Education

NCC Education’s Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) is designed for speakers of English as a foreign language who are seeking ... [+]

International Foundation Year | Diploma Level 3

NCC Education Foundation Year

About

NCC Education’s Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) is designed for speakers of English as a foreign language who are seeking to gain entry to Higher Education qualifications taught and assessed in English.

This Foundation Diploma is:

A valuable university preparation qualification which allows candidates to demonstrate their English language skills (both general and academic) together with key transferable study skills, cultural knowledge, and mathematical understanding, as well as an understanding of the essential concepts of business and economics (Business electives) or computer programming (Computing electives).... [-]

Malta Pembroke
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of New York in Prague (UNYP)

The goal of the Foundation Program is to improve the English language skills of prospective UNYP students so that they can qualify for a degree course. Credits awarded fo ... [+]

Strengthen your foundations for university studies in English

The University of New York in Prague teaches exclusively in English, and we, therefore, require that all students have sufficient English language skills to benefit from our degree programs and contribute to the classes.

The goal of the Foundation Program is to improve the English language skills of prospective UNYP students so that they can qualify for a degree course. Credits awarded for courses on the ESL2 program may be applied towards a UNYP bachelor’s degree.

Admission

Applicants for bachelor’s degrees who score between 49 and 69 out of 120 on the UNYP institutional English language test (or the equivalent on other internationally recognized tests of English listed in the table below, or as approved by UNYP’s Foundation Program Advisor and/or Rector) and who fulfill all other requirements for admission may be admitted conditionally to the UNYP Foundation Program.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
ICP International College Portsmouth

ICP offers Pre-Sessional English courses to students who need to improve their academic English language skills before commencing their chosen foundation course. Students ... [+]

Pre-Sessional English Pre-Sessional English Courses

If you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, you might be interested in one of our pre-sessional English courses.

ICP Pre-Sessional English

ICP offers Pre-Sessional English courses to students who need to improve their academic English language skills before commencing their chosen foundation course. Students studying English language are part of the ICP student body and have access to the same university facilities as those in academic courses. The courses are offered directly prior to each academic intake. Successful completion of the Pre-sessional course guarantees you a place on the following academic stage at ICP.... [-]

United Kingdom Portsmouth
July 2019
Full-time
10 weeks
Campus
Eötvös Loránd University

The English Foundation Course (Preparatory Year) has been designed for students who wish to study at ELTE or another European university, but do not yet have the necessar ... [+]

Best Foundation Year Programs in Languages 2019.

The English Foundation Course (Preparatory Year) has been designed for students who wish to study at ELTE or another European university, but do not yet have the necessary level of language competence and study skills to start a BA degree program. With a minimum of 800 contact hours guaranteed, the course can bring you up to speed in as little as two semesters.

The aim of the program is to provide a gateway for students to European education, where a good command of knowledge is required. The program equips students with the basic linguistic, cultural and study skills necessary for beginning BA level studies at a European university.... [-]

Hungary District V.
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
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
The University of Waikato

The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies is our international bridging programme for students who have completed high school but have not meet the academic ent ... [+]

Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies

The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies is our international bridging programme for students who have completed high school but have not meet the academic entry requirements for entry into degree study.

The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies (CAFS) is offered as a standard one year programme or an accelerated five month programme for those with higher English Language/and or academic abilities.

The course includes compulsory English language and learning skills papers and electives across a range of study areas. Classes include New Zealand students to encourage international students to improve their English and make New Zealand friends.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton
March 2020
Full-time
5 - 12 months
Campus
University of Pavia

The Foundation Year is a ten-month, full immersion preparatory course in Italian for international students willing to enroll in a BA taught in Italian at #UNIPAVIA. The ... [+]

What is the Foundation Year?

The Foundation Year is a ten-month, full immersion preparatory course in Italian for international students willing to enroll in a BA taught in Italian at the University of Pavia.

The Foundation Year aimed at students who do not meet the minimum requirement – 12 years of schooling – to access the Italian higher education system.

The course will run from October 2019 and will last until July 2020, for 40 weeks.

The Foundation Year at the University of Pavia includes:

from October 2019 until July 2020, an Italian language and culture course up to level B2 of Common European Framework for Proficiency. Three levels: beginner, lower intermediate and upper intermediate; from February 2019 until July 2020, one of the following tracks (area studies): Humanities (History of Art and Archeology, Italian Literature, Ancient and Medieval History, Philosophy) Sciences and Medicine (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics) Economics, Law and Politics (Political science, Contemporary history, Economics, Law) ... [-]
Italy Pavia
October 2019
Full-time
10 months
Campus
London South Bank University

This programme prepares international students for entry to a wide range of undergraduate degrees at London South Bank University. ... [+]

This course is only open to International students from non-EU countries.

This specialist programme is designed by ONCAMPUS to prepare international students who have completed senior secondary education for entry to a wide range of undergraduate degrees.

This is a one-year programme offering successful students guaranteed progression (subject to meeting the specified entry criteria) to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees at London South Bank University.

The Undergraduate Foundation Programme will give you a good grounding in your chosen subjects and will allow you to learn the study skills and research methods that you will need during your undergraduate degree studies.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Cardiff Metropolitan University

This course is intended to provide a vehicle for international students who wish to improve their English language proficiency and become familiar with the conventions of ... [+]

About

This course is intended to provide a vehicle for international students who wish to improve their English language proficiency and become familiar with the conventions of Higher Education in the UK. Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded 120 transferrable academic credits and will be assisted in applying for their chosen progression courses either within Cardiff Metropolitan University or at other UK universities.

Course Aims

Knowledge & Understanding

Use the main English verb tenses for a variety of purposes including giving narratives, reporting, expressing possibility and probability. Use passive constructions to express mood and write accounts and instructive texts. Use relative clauses to define subjects and provide additional information. Use conditionals to express likelihood and cause and effect relationships. Use different styles of English including formal and informal register and academic English. Understand the rigours of UK university studies in preparing for and accurately recording lectures, conferences and seminars. Understand academic and topic-specific vocabulary while avoiding jargon where possible. Discuss aspects of UK life and how they apply to international students. Meaningfully reflect on their experiences of studying at a UK university. ... [-]
United Kingdom Cardiff
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Newcastle College

The International Foundation Programme [IFP] is an Access to Higher Education Diploma for students (aged 18 and above) who would like to go on to study at university or c ... [+]

The International Foundation Programme [IFP] is an Access to Higher Education Diploma for students (aged 18 and above) who would like to go on to study at university or college. It is a nationally recognised qualification, fully awarded by Ascentis and accepted by most institutions for academic progression.

This course represents a step toward a higher education place at foundation degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) level. The IFP is specifically designed to be challenging with emphasis on gaining qualifications while developing invaluable skills, knowledge and confidence.

Newcastle College is one of the largest Further and Higher Education College’s in the UK with over 20,000 students. Our international student population comprises of students from over 60 different countries and we are proud to be a Tier 4 Highly Trusted Sponsor with UK Visas and Immigration.... [-]

United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne
August 2019
Full-time
7 - 10 months
Campus
St. Angela's College Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway

This programme is suitable for applicants who have completed secondary school education in their home country. The Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level) provide ... [+]

This programme is suitable for applicants who have completed secondary school education in their home country. The Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level) provides academic preparation for first year undergraduate entry and ensures that the participants meet the minimum English language requirement for their chosen degree programme. The programme combines academic study, intensive English language preparation, study skills and cultural orientation.

Core Module:

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Elective Academic Modules:

There are two pathways:

Science &Engineering(Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Basic and Advanced Mathematics) Business & Humanities (Economics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Sociology, Politics) What are the entry requirements? ... [-]
Ireland Sligo
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Welcome to the vibrant university town of Berkeley, California! As part of the College Foundations Program (CFP), you'll join other international high school graduates pr ... [+]

Welcome to the vibrant university town of Berkeley, California! As part of the College Foundations Program (CFP) you'll join other international high school graduates preparing for university study.

Attend college-level courses where you'll build English skills and become familiar with typical U.S. university classroom discussions and assignments. Boost your TOEFL and SAT scores through test preparation and get personal college admissions advising.

Recent high school graduates are encouraged to apply for the fall term or a full academic year (spring and fall), sometimes called a "gap year." Either way, you'll receive support from our dedicated staff—from the application process and throughout your time with us.... [-]

USA Berkeley
August 2019
Full-time
4 - 8 months
Campus