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If you don't have British A levels or equivalent qualifications, our International Foundation Programmes (IFP) at Reading 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.

In the last two years, 96% of IFP students were accepted onto degrees at Reading.



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.


InForm Conference 2022

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

Please join us in person or online for the InForm Conference at the University of Reading on Saturday 30 July 2022.

Find out more about the conference