International Foundation Programme

International Foundation

Helping to bridge the gap between your High School and University.

Our International Foundation Programmes are specifically designed to help develop your English language and academic skills in preparation for your chosen UK university degree.

Watch this video to hear about the benefits of this course, then read on to see what options are available to you.

Course overview

You will develop your English language skills, building your confidence in both academic and social settings.

You will develop the academic skills and subject knowledge required to succeed in your target undergraduate degree.

Study on campus with access to all the university's facilities, sporting opportunities, societies, events and more.

Study alongside international students from all over the world. Make friends and learn skills that will last a lifetime.

You will be taught by our experienced academics, who specialise in supporting international students.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the guarantee of a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.

"The foundation programme really helped me with my English and other academic aspects such as referencing and summarising. I’ve learnt to use words that I wouldn’t normally use. You do get more comfortable with the English language and the foundation programme does help."
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Depending on your English language level, we have a variety of course lengths, to support your learning needs.

We have 6, 9 and 12 month options, each allowing you to progress onto your degree in September.

Supporting your success

During your time as a pathway student you will recieve excellent support and tailored guidance from our experienced staff. Help will always be on hand.

University support services, include: academic, financial, careers, wellbeing and much more.

Access to all university learning facilities, including libraries, workshops and online learning resources

Personal guidance tutors to support, advise and resolve any issues you may have during your studies.

"I like the culture and diversity here. You get to meet people from many different countries and they’re really friendly."
Ahmed Mohammed


You will study your International Foundation Programme at our partner’s campus. Upon successfully passing your pathway programme you will progress on to your chosen undergraduate degree offered by that partner.

At Solent University, the international student population spans across more than 100 countries in six continents – giving the campus and classrooms a diverse, multicultural feel.
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The International Foundation Programme is designed to help International students improve their academic and English language skills before undertaking undergraduate degree studies, in a specific subject area, with Solent University.

Available International Foundation Programmes:
  • Business and Management Pathway
  • Creative Industries Pathway
  • STEM Pathway

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Available International Foundation Programmes:

  • Applied Science Pathway
  • Art, Design and Media Pathway
  • Business and Law Pathway
  • Engineering Pathway
  • Computing Pathway
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Our pathway programmes will support and help you develop your English language ability and academic study skills to offer you progression onto your chosen undergraduate degree at University of South Wales.

Available International Foundation Programmes:

The International Year One at the University of South Wales gives you the opportunity to progress on to your second year of your undergraduate degree and helps develop your English language ability and academic study skills.

  • Business & Social Science Pathway
  • Computer Science Pathway
  • Creative Industries Pathway
  • Engineering Pathway



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Build subject knowledge

Depending on your target undergraduate programme, or your preferred subject area, we have course options that best support your progression path.


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Due to the variety of International Pathway Programmes on offer, you have the unique opportunity to choose a pathway option that feeds into the perfect undergraduate degree for you.

Across our university partners our International Foundation Programmes can provide you with progression onto well over 100 different undergraduate degrees.

Progression degree options
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Need more guidance?

If you would like some support with your application, or have any questions about our International Foundation Programmes then feel free to contact our partners directly, via the enquire now button