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If you don't have British A levels or equivalent qualifications, our International Foundation Programmes (IFP) provide you with a pathway to an undergraduate degree course.


Which programme to choose?

You can choose a four-year Degree with Integrated International Foundation Year, study our standard one-Year International Foundation Programme (IFP) or study through our University-based partnership with ONCAMPUS Reading (UFP).


Programme details

On our four-year degrees you will study modules relevant to the subject.


How to apply for an IFP

Applications for an IFP may be made through UCAS, or directly to the International Foundation Programme at the University of Reading. You should only apply through one route.


Why study an IFP at Reading?

As one of the first university-owned programmes, with over 35 years of experience, the IFP gives you the highest quality preparation for your undergraduate studies.



We provide you with a number of downloadable leaflets and films, arranged by country. You also have access to a Transferable Academic Skills Kit (TASK). A series of study skills textbooks created by members of our IFP academic staff.



Scholarships and discounts

As well as country-specific scholarships we also offer an IFP Ambassador Scholarship where students create content and share their experiences about the IFP.



Meet our students

There are more than 4,700 international students at the University of Reading. Meet some our IFP students and see what they have to say about studying at Reading.



InForm is the journal and conference of teaching and learning-related practice for members of the academic community associated with International Foundation Programmes (IFPs).


Global Study Lounge

The Global Study Lounge provides language learning support and materials to the university community.