Frequently asked questions

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Information for 2023/24 academic year

We are continually updating our courses to ensure you get the best out of your time at the International Study Centre. This means that intakes are liable to change with each academic year, so please visit our pre-arrival page for the most up-to-date information.

We offer a free online preparation course, Prepare for Success, to help you gain a head-start before you start your academic programme.


Teesside University International Study Centre offers a range of programme options, so you can find the right pathway for you. The pathway programmes taught at the International Study Centre help you to progress to a diverse set of degrees at Teesside University. 

International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year is a one-year undergraduate pathway programme. It designed to boost your English language and academic skills to the required level for entry to the first year of your degree at Teesside University.  

International Year One

The International Year One prepares students for entry to the second year of an undergraduate degree. Equivalent to the first year of your degree at Teesside University, this programme enables you to complete both your pathway programme and undergraduate degree in the typical three years. During your time at the International Study Centre, you will improve your academic and English language skills in a supportive environment.

Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme

The Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme is specially designed to bridge the gap between an undergraduate degree from your home country and a postgraduate degree in the UK. 

Spend just one term with us and start your Masters degree with the confidence and knowledge you need to succeed.

You will need to meet certain English language and academic entry requirements to study at Teesside University International Study Centre for progression to Teesside University.

You will benefit from early exposure to university-style teaching. Our programmes will introduce you to the type of tuition and learning formats that you will experience when you progress onto your degree. This includes a tailor-made curriculum delivered through a mixture of tutorials, seminar-style classes and large group lectures. 

Studying with us

We currently offer a range of pathway programmes leading to both undergraduate and postgraduate study at Teesside University. You can choose the right programme for you based on your previous education, English level and progression aims.

We offer a free online preparation course, Prepare for Success, to help you gain a head-start before you start your academic programme.


Teesside University is located in Middlesbrough, in the North East of England. You can find out more information on our location here.

There is a strong and friendly community on campus at Teesside, as well as friendly locals in Middlesbrough town. You can find out more information on our student life page.

If you are an ambitious student focused on your future career, and want your learning experience to reflect that, then the future-proofed, practical learning experiences available as part of Teesside’s curriculum will appeal to you.

To get the most out of your time at Teesside, we recommend living in student accommodation. As well as being cheaper than finding accommodation privately, living on on-campus has a variety of benefits. From being at the centre of an international study community, to only being a short walk away from a range of world-class facilities.

Should you still wish to arrange your own accommodation privately, it is required that you live within a 50-mile travel distance to the University. From living close by in Middlesbrough, to quieter seaside towns like Redcar, you are sure to find a home away from home. Rest assured that we will help you at every step of the way.


We offer a range of entry programmes for different levels of study and ability. You can find more detailed entry requirements for our programmes here.

Applications are now open. To submit your application please click here.

We have a fast and simple online application form for students interested in studying with us. We also have a team of expert Student Enrolment Advisors ready to help you. There is more information on the application process on our how to apply page.


We recommend you take advantage of our affordable student accommodation, a popular option for new students. 

With options to suit everyone's budget, save time and money by not paying extra for bills and being a short walk to all your classes.

  • Infinity House: from £215 per week
  • Rialto Court: from £225 per week

You may also choose to live in a nearby town and organise your own accommodation. Learn more about the accommodation options available, including a list of recommended nearby towns that are within the 50-mile distance requirement. 

Our accommodation options start from £215 per week.

Privately organised accommodation will incur additional expenses, such as travel costs and other bills.

After applying to the International Study Centre, our Student Enrolment Advisors will be able to help you choose and apply for your accommodation.

Enhanced Induction

The 3-week Enhanced Induction programme is designed to help you settle into your new home in the UK before commencing your main pathway programme in January. The Enhanced Induction focuses on three key areas that will help you succeed on your academic programme: language, life and learning skills.

Find out more about what to expect here.

There are no additional tuition fees to pay. However, there will be additional costs to consider, as expected with being in the UK for a longer period including living costs and accommodation. You can request accommodation on your application form, our Central Student Support Team will contact you directly about the options available.

No, this will be available face-to-face only. You must be in the UK ready to start the Enhanced Induction on the first day of the semester.

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