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A foundation year is a one-year program for high school graduates. It is designed to bridge the gap between high school and college by providing students with the prerequisites they need to be admitted to university for an undergraduate degree program. You may find yourself at the end of high school with a strong interest in math and science, yet unable to decide in which direction you should go.… Read more

A foundation year is a one-year program for high school graduates. It is designed to bridge the gap between high school and college by providing students with the prerequisites they need to be admitted to university for an undergraduate degree program.

You may find yourself at the end of high school with a strong interest in math and science, yet unable to decide in which direction you should go. This is the time to ask yourself, what is a foundation year in natural sciences? This program prepares you for university study by giving you a strong foundation in a broad range of sciences that often includes earth sciences, life sciences, physics, chemistry, astrophysics, mathematics and technology studies. Some foundation programs are partnered with universities that offer a seamless progression to that particular school if you are able to demonstrate academic performance at a certain level.

A foundation year is also aimed at providing you with related skills necessary for personal development. Access to libraries, sports facilities, job boards, equipment and other resources are usually weaved in to the program.

Since these programs are offered by universities throughout the world, costs vary depending on location, curriculum and which institution you attend. You can collect information about costs by reviewing the websites or speaking with the admissions office of the institution you wish to attend.

Pursuing a career in the sciences offers many options. Research and development, engineering and teaching are just some of the numerous choices. Studying science can lead you to a career in medicine, or to an industry consulting position. Corporations hire scientists to create new products. Governmental jobs are also available to those with science specialties. A background in a particular field can open many doors to a rewarding career in almost any environment.

Finding your niche in one of the sciences offers many exciting professional opportunities. Foundation year programs often offer an array of flexible options, from distance learning modules to part-time study. To learn more about finding the path that is right for you, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Middlesex University Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Middlesex University Dubai International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a 180 credit programme that aims to provide students with the required skills for entry into one of ... +

The Middlesex University Dubai International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a 180 credit programme that aims to provide students with the required skills for entry into one of our undergraduate programmes. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Harbour.Space University
Barcelona, Spain +1 More

If your Math level is not sufficient, you can first join our intensive, one year preparatory Math as a Second Language (MSL) course before starting the math-intensive degree s ... +

If your Math level is not sufficient, you can first join our intensive, one year preparatory Math as a Second Language (MSL) course before starting the math-intensive degree studies. After successful completion of MSL students are granted an automatic right to enter all math intensive degrees at Harbour.Space. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Venice, Italy

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice's School for International Education offers a university preparatory year program for international students called the Foundation Year.

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice's School for International Education offers a university preparatory year program for international students called the Foundation Year. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
8 months
English
Oct 2022
Campus
 

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IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Your educational journey will see you acquiring a solid basis in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, as well as skills such as critical thinking, writing, public spe ... +

Your educational journey will see you acquiring a solid basis in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, as well as skills such as critical thinking, writing, public speaking, and presentation techniques. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Feb 2022
Campus
 
University Of L'Aquila
L'Aquila, Italy

The Pre-Master's Foundation Programme (PMFP) in Applied Mathematics aims at homogenizing the competencies portfolios of prospective students of the two Master's Programmes in ... +

The Pre-Master's Foundation Programme (PMFP) in Applied Mathematics aims at homogenizing the competencies portfolios of prospective students of the two Master's Programmes in Mathematical Modelling and Mathematical Engineering at the University of L'Aquila, which include the Erasmus Mundus program "InterMaths - Interdisciplinary Mathematics", the joint Master's program "MathMods", and the "InterMaths" Double Degree program. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
8 months
English
Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom

Home to some of the UK’s best teaching facilities, our School has a planetarium and fully equipped undergraduate laboratories and our Bayfordbury Observatory is recognised as ... +

Home to some of the UK’s best teaching facilities, our School has a planetarium and fully equipped undergraduate laboratories and our Bayfordbury Observatory is recognised as one of the best in the UK. You’ll be taught by exceptional mathematicians and scientists and will have great opportunities to put your skills into practice, including a year-long work placement in the UK or abroad and to work with our industry partners on innovative new projects. Our renowned research includes the astrophysics of galaxies and black holes, quantum computing and climate change. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
24 Jan 2022
Campus
 
ICP International College Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Students can enter at Stage 1 (University Foundation) and are guaranteed progression to the first year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criterion are met. Stag ... +

Students can enter at Stage 1 (University Foundation) and are guaranteed progression to the first year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criterion are met. Stage 1 takes place in ICP using dedicated lecturers and benefits from small class sizes. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 
Trinity College Dublin - International foundation programme
Dublin, Ireland

Our International Foundation Programme is aimed at students who have the drive and ambition to attend a world-class educational institute, but cannot begin an international un ... +

Our International Foundation Programme is aimed at students who have the drive and ambition to attend a world-class educational institute, but cannot begin an international undergraduate degree directly. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Stars International University
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

This Level 3 qualification award is a full-time one-year bridging program taking international students from 12 years of high school education and preparing them for their und ... +

This Level 3 qualification award is a full-time one-year bridging program taking international students from 12 years of high school education and preparing them for their undergraduate entry. All unit content is drawn from the (UK) national program of study for their A-level counterparts and assessed at a Level 3 standard. The assessment is highly controlled whereby NCC Education produces all the assessment and marking schemes, with examinations marked by NCC Education in the UK (and that would include all the science units) whilst assignments are marked by the centre and moderated by NCC Education staff again here in the UK. L3IFDHES is designed for international students who have studied usually in a 12-grade system and who need to complete extra study to meet the UK’s Higher Education entry requirements. The L3IFDHES prepares students linguistically and socio-culturally in areas such as the English language, Computing, Business, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics to enter the first year of a United Kingdom degree course. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Sinte Gleska University
Mission, USA

The Foundational Studies program's mission at Sinte Gleska University is to increase the retention and graduation rates for eligible students; to foster an institutional clima ... +

The Foundational Studies program's mission at Sinte Gleska University is to increase the retention and graduation rates for eligible students; to foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of all new students at SGU. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus