The University of Edinburgh

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Foundation Programme (1 Year), College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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Course summary

The International Foundation Programme is designed to prepare international students for degree-level study within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Successful completion of the International Foundation Programme can result in progression to a degree programme within the University of Edinburgh. The programme provides an entry route to over 150 degrees within the University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, including degrees in business, law, international relations and English literature. This programme is not suitable for international students who have taken high school qualifications that allow direct entry to our undergraduate degrees.

Course details


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeIFP2
Institution code E56
Campus nameCentral area campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Successful completion of the International Foundation Programme can result in progression to a degree programme within the University of Edinburgh.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted

To be eligible to be considered for entry to the programme, you must be an international student: Whose first language is not English Who is not eligible for direct entry to the University of Edinburgh’s undergraduate degrees because your school qualifications are not accepted. Please note that you can check if your qualifications are acceptable for direct entry. Who is not from the European Union (EU) or another country whose school qualifications allow direct entry to the University. Whose school qualifications were obtained within the last four years Academic Entry Requirements You should be expecting to achieve excellent grades in your high school leaving qualifications or have achieved excellent grades within the last four years.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ed.ac.uk/arts-humanities-soc-sci/international-and-study-abroad/foundation-programme/applying-for-ifp/who-is-the-programme-for


English language requirements

IELTS for UKVI taken at approved secure English language test centre with overall band score of 5.5 or above with at least 5.5 in each component.

https://www.ed.ac.uk/arts-humanities-soc-sci/international-and-study-abroad/foundation-programme/applying-for-ifp/who-is-the-programme-for


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £19170 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 (1 Year), College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS