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International Foundation Year

Study the International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year at Teesside University International Study Centre is the perfect way for international students like you to achieve your dreams with an undergraduate degree. At the International Study Centre, we have created a supportive and welcoming place of learning – designed to help you adapt and adjust to the UK education system.

We offer three subject pathways leading to a variety of undergraduate degrees at Teesside University, so no matter your interests, you can progress to the degree that is right for you.

Whichever programme length you join us for, your foundation year will be spent developing the subject knowledge, study skills and English language abilities needed to thrive on your undergraduate degree. Once you have successfully completed the programme and joined the first year of your undergraduate degree, you will be fully prepared to continue your academic adventure at Teesside.

Who is the International Foundation Year for?

You will benefit from our International Foundation Year, if you:

  • are ready to study at a UK university – but need help meeting the entry requirements.
  • want to develop your English skills whilst living in the UK.
  • want to begin your journey as a part of a supportive international community.
  • will benefit from individual attention before beginning your degree.
  • hope to feel more prepared for your undergraduate degree.

Combined visa for 2.5 term International Foundation Year

Save time and progress smoothly to the University with a combined visa. The visa covers the duration of your studies at both the International Study Centre and Teesside University.

  • No need to return home to apply for a new visa between your International Foundation Year and chosen undergraduate degree.
  • Alternatives to Academic IELTS for UKVI can be used to join the International Foundation Year programme.
  • No need for an additional IELTS test before joining your undergraduate degree.
  • Allows you to work up to 20 hours per week, enhancing CV and career prospects.
  • Gives you the opportunity to travel and explore the UK between courses.

Join us today

Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can’t wait to meet you.