International Foundation Programme

Most universities in the UK do not accept a high school diploma gained outside of the EU and students are required to complete an extra year of education. Our International Foundation Programme will lead students directly to university.

Our extensive programme provides students with a unique opportunity to study across a wide range of subjects, enhance study skills and build on cultural understanding. All of this leading to a qualification that offers entry to many universities all over the world.

You can download the list of universities that are recognised for entry here.

Business, IT and Engineering degrees are the most sought after subjects. Our extensive programme provides students with a unique opportunity to study for a qualification that offers entry to many universities all over the world.

The course’s aim is to improve a student’s Academic English, enhance study skills and build on cultural understanding. This is while experiencing academic study in English in the fields of Business, IT and Engineering.

What’s Included:

  • 30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week
  • Books and materials
  • NCC enrolment and test fee
  • Guaranteed Conditional Offer from selected universities

inlingua Cheltenham International Foundation programme

The Academic Programme

This is an intensive programme of 24 or 36 weeks where students will study a variety of different subjects.

  • General English and IELTS Preparaton
  • Cultural Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Computing
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Academic English – study skills and critical thinking

An academic path like this one will lead to the option of many different subjects that include Business, Finance, Computer Networks, Multimedia, Mechanical Engineering, Aircraft Engineering, Sound and Video Technology, Business Management and many more options.

Academic Programme

Choosing a general programme will allow students some flexibility if they are not quite sure which degree course they would like to continue with. At inlingua Cheltenham, we have an experienced academic team who would be happy to assist any students experiencing indecision on which university or course to undertake.

Students will study from 09.00 – 15.00 every weekday

International Foundation Programme
Summary Start Dates Weeks Course cost
Group Training: 30 Lessons (22.5 hours) of General English, IELTS Preparation, Academic English, Maths, Culture Studies, IT and Computing, Business, Accounting and Economics 12/9/2016 36 £9395
09/01/2017 24 £6800
11/9/2017 36 £9595

Progressions to Universities Around the World

With our International Foundation Programme, we offer guaranteed entry – this means students signing up for our Foundation Programme can choose to receive a conditional offer from one of the universities above.
This conditional offer is subject to passing our Foundation Programme at the required IELTS level and is compliant with a Tier 4 visa.
This is a popular option for students who find that they want the peace of mind of a university place guaranteed for them and they should expect to receive their conditional

Download list of participating Universities

offer within three weeks of signing up for their place on our programme.There are more than 30 other universities throughout the UK and beyond. A few examples are:

  • Heriot Watt University
  • Keele University International Study Centre
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Essex
  • University of Leeds
  • North Alabama University
  • Heidelberg University
  • Humboldt State University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Plymouth University
  • University of St Andrews
Students can join us with an IELTS level of 4.5 or equivalent as we will take students to the required level of English for their degree course.

Progression to University