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 (Year 13).

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 begin an undergraduate study at an overseas university. The programmes involves a significant amount of English language teaching.

STAR Exeter is a satellite centre to WE Bridge Academy for the IFP Programme.

Entry requirements (IFP):

Start September 2019 -

  • 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 2020 -

  • 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 (UK), University of the West England Bristol (UWE) (UK), Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK), and the University of South Wales (UK).

Visa (No IELTS required)

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

Commencing September 2019 you will need to apply for a 6 month Short-term Study Visa and then return in December 2019 to your country for another 6 month Short-term Study Visa.  The first part of the IFP Programme is focused on English Language only.

You will need to return to your country during the Christmas holidays, December 2020 to gain another visa.

 

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IFP Course Summary

Start dates

  • 16th September 2019 with equivalent of IELTS 4.5 (no IELTS certificate required, you can take STAR's test)
  • 14th January 2020 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

School Closure Dates

  • 1st - 6th January 2019 inclusive
  • Friday 19th April
  • Monday 22nd April
  • Monday 6th May
  • Monday 27th May
  • Monday 26th August
  • 21st December 2019 - 5th January 2020 inclusive
STAR Exeter International Foundation Programme
 
STAR Exeter International Foundation Programme Accreditation