Ulster University

International Foundation Programme – Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Ulster University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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 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

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 code X301
Institution code U20
Campus name Belfast
Campus code B

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualifications


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,395 Year 1
International £14,060 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,395 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees displayed for International students and students from England, Scotland and Wales are for academic year 2019/20 and are subject to an incremental increase for academic year 2020/21. Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/undergraduate. If you are from England, Scotland or Wales and want to study a full-time undergraduate degree at Ulster University, you can take advantage of one of our special discounts, each year of your course. For further information visit https://www.ulster.ac.uk/ulster-life/study-at-ulster/gb-students/discounts-for-gb-students

Provider information

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Ulster University
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA

Course contact details

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Registry and Admissions Office Coleraine

028 7012 4221

Fax: 028 7012 4908