Do you want to study at a British university, but don’t have the correct qualifications for direct entry to undergraduate? Then we recommend our International Foundation Programme (IFP), or one of our undergraduate degrees with an Integrated Foundation Year.
International Foundation Programmes
Our IFP will give you the knowledge, academic training, language, skills and confidence you need for undergraduate study in Britain. If you choose to continue your studies here at Reading, after successfully completing the programme and any further relevant entry requirements, you will be guaranteed a place on your undergraduate course at Reading to begin in September of the same year.
Reading has taught the IFP for more than 35 years and thousands of international students from a wide range of educational backgrounds have successfully secured entry onto degrees both here and at other universities. Last year over 90% of students qualified for their chosen degree. We have an international reputation for excellence, both in our teaching and for the support we give our students. There are three entry points in the year, depending on your English language levels, and which subjects you would like to study. Programmes last between 7 and 11 months depending on entry point.
IFP September Start - on-campus or online
IFP January Start - on-campus or online
The January - August option offers the same quality and benefits as the September - June programme but in a more focused format. It enables you to progress to any degree within the University of Reading except for Science and Life Science degrees.
If you need additional English, choose our International Foundation and Language Programme (IFLP).
IFLP July Start
Integrated Foundation Year degree programmes
If you have already decided on the subject you’d like to study, an alternative to the IFP is a 4-year undergraduate degree with an integrated international foundation year (Year 0). The first year of study (Year 0) is the same as the IFP and after successful completion you can progress onto your chosen undergraduate degree at Reading. These 4-year programmes enable you to apply for a single visa to cover the full 4-years of study. For many 4-year programmes, you also have the choice of starting in September or January.
You may also be eligible for a scholarship. To find out more please visit our scholarships page.