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IFP

International Foundation Programme in Business/Computing/Engineering

The Intensive International Foundation Programme (IFP) has been specifically designed for international students who want to study for an undergraduate degree but do not have British A-level qualifications.

Students will have completed their secondary school education in their own country and are looking for a programme that will provide them with the English language skills and knowledge to embark upon undergraduate study at an overseas university. The programmes involves a significant amount of English language teaching.

The STAR-WE Bridge IFP is accredited by NCC Education and is an Ofqual regulated qualification.

Entry requirements (IFP):

Start September 2018 - 

  • A minimum overall grade of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent or take STAR's test.
  • PLUS evidence of a successfully completed secondary school education in an appropriate range of subjects.

Start January 2019 -

  • A minimum overall grade of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent or take STAR's test.
  • PLUS evidence of a successfully completed secondary school education in an appropriate range of subjects.

Pathway to IFP

If you do not currently have IELTS 4.5 you can start an English language programme with STAR at any time, prior to commencing your IFP. We enrol new students every week.

Guaranteed entry routes

On successful completion of your Foundation Programme you are guaranteed entry to one of the following universities: Plymouth University, Bristol Metropolitan University (UK) Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK), University of South Wales (UK), Bangor University (UK), Birmingham City University (UK), University Centre Croydon (UK), University of Chester (UK).

Standard entry routes

Over 50 standard entry routes to universities in the UK, Australia, Canada and the USA including Aston University (UK), University of Leeds (UK), University of Nottingham (UK), and the University of York (UK).

Visas (No IELTS required)

Commencing September 2018 you will need to apply for a 6 month Short-term Study Visa and then return in December 2018 to your country for another 6 month Short-term Study Visa.  The first part of the IFP Programme is focused on English Language only.

Commencing January 2019, you will need to apply for a 6 month Short-term Study Visa.

You will need to return to your country during the Christmas holidays, December 2018 to gain another visa.

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IFP Course Summary

Start dates

  • 17th September 2018 with equivalent of IELTS 4.5 (no IELTS certificate required, you can take STAR's test)
  • 7th January 2019 with equivalent of IELTS 5.5 (no IELTS certificate required, you can take STAR's test)

Course Length

  • Start September 9 months full time 25 hours per week
  • Start January 6 months full time 25 hours per week
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