University of Reading

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Foundation Programme (January entry)

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Course summary

Study from a wide range of subject modules to guarantee a place on an undergraduate degree course at the University of Reading with the International Foundation Programme. If you are planning on coming to the UK to study, and you don't have British A level qualifications or the equivalent, the International Foundation Programme (IFP) offers you the opportunity to prepare for an undergraduate degree at a British university. There are two entry points for the IFP, one in September and one in January. This January–August option offers you the same quality and benefits as the September–June programme but in a more focused format. It enables you to progress to most degrees within the University of Reading. Popular progression degrees are:

  • Law
  • Construction Management and Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Consumer Behaviour and Marketing
  • Politics and International Relations
  • International Development
  • Education Studies
  • Museum Studies and Archaeology
  • Computer Science
  • Psychology
Degrees that cannot be progressed to from this programme are most Science and Life Science degrees, Economics, Henley Business School degrees (Accounting, Business, Finance, Real Estate and Management), Art and Media degrees, and some degrees within the Institute of Education. Upon successful completion you will be guaranteed a place on your chosen degree course in September of the same year.


We will be updating this page with module information over the coming weeks.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

5 GCSE grades A*-C.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £22350 Year 1
International £22350 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
International Foundation Programme (January entry) at University of Reading - UCAS