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The International Foundation Year is a preparatory programme for progression to an undergraduate degree at Kingston University, London. To study this programme, you must meet certain academic and English language requirements.
For courses starting in September 2021, you can choose how you study so you can either join us on campus or start your studies virtually from home and come to campus at a later date. Find out more here.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are now able to accept a wider range of English tests for entry in September 2021.
Joining us on campus
You can start your studies with a UKVI-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), provided you have met all the programme entry requirements.
The test results must have been achieved in the past 24 months and meet the minimum English equivalency score for your chosen programme.
Starting your studies virtually from home and coming to campus at a later date.
You can start your studies virtually with a UKVI-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) as above or you can provide proof of your English language proficiency with an alternative test. This is possible because you do not need a Student Visa to start virtually from your home country.
You will need to obtain a SELT with the required minimum score to make a Student Visa application in order to come to campus.
The test results must have been achieved in the past 24 months and meet the minimum English equivalency score for your chosen programme
Alternative tests accepted include:
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (minimum 5.0 in writing and no other skill less than 4.0)**, or a higher entry requirement for progression to MPharm in Pharmacy (5.5 in all skills).
Nationality: Any non-UK or EU national.
Academic: Good high school grades or equivalent.
Check the academic entry requirements for your country:
The table below shows the minimum academic levels required for entry to the International Foundation Year. Please note, in addition:
* The English language entry requirements stated are for information regarding entry to the course. If you require a UK visa to study, depending on the type of visa you need, the English language requirements and valid English tests to satisfy the UK visa criteria may differ.
** If you do not need a Student visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.
If your qualification or country is not listed then please contact us for more information.
EU students include:
If you need to improve your level of English language to enter the International Foundation Year, additional English language training is available at the International Study Centre.
You will need an Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.0 (min 4.0 in all skills) or equivalent to study the English Language Preparation for International Foundation Year.
If you meet the requirements stated above, you can start your application to study the International Foundation Year at the Kingston University International Study Centre now. Take a look at our online application form today.
View our fees page to learn about the cost of studying with the International Study Centre.
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