The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a pre-undergraduate programme, designed to prepare international students for full-time undergraduate study at Ulster University. You will have the option of studying on one of two pathways: • Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM), or • Business Arts Humanities & Social Sciences (BHASS). You will study a series of academic modules, study skills, cultural studies and, if required, English language support modules. Successful completion of the IFP will guarantee you an unconditional offer on to one of over 130 degree courses. The IFP is taught at our Jordanstown campus where you will be registered as a full time student with complete access to on-campus accommodation and all of our campus facilities.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
There are no qualification requirements for this course.
The International Foundation Programme is aimed at international students who need to extend their academic knowledge and study skills, if required, improve on their English language skills. We will normally make offers to students who have successfully completed 12 years of education and have achieved exit grades in at least 5 subjects (including Mathematics) equivalent to Grade C or above in GCSE. English language requirement You must also show competence in English language, as follows: If you are not from a majority English-speaking country (as defined by the UKVI) the minimum requirement is, an overall score of 5.0 in the UKVI Academic IELTS examination with no individual band score of less than 5.0; If you have an UKVI Academic IELTS of 5.0 with one band score at 4.5 we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course to improve your level before starting the IFP; If you are a national of a majority English-speaking country (as defined by the UKVI) the minimum requirement is English language GCSE Grade C (or equivalent). All applications are considered on a case by case basis.
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