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International Foundation Year

The University of Leeds International Foundation Year (IFY) forms the first year of a suite of integrated programmes intended for those international students who have the potential and motivation to succeed, but who do not yet have the formal qualifications required for entry to level 1 of a University of Leeds undergraduate degree programme. It has one intake per year in September. There is no January intake.

Applications are now closed for the University of Leeds International Foundation Year for September 2015 entry. However, there are two alternative Foundation Year routes to Leeds still available, provided by our partners. Both provide excellent alternative routes to a wide range of undergraduate courses at the University of Leeds.

The Leeds International Study Centre (Leeds ISC) is run by Study Group. Based at Leeds Beckett University campus, successful completion of the Leeds ISC International Foundation Year will allow you to progress to year one of undergraduate degrees in Business, Engineering, Law or Science at the University of Leeds. The Leeds ISC has intakes in September 2015 or January 2016. For more information and to apply, please visit the Leeds ISC website.

If you are seeking a Foundation Year in your own country, please consider NCUK. The University of Leeds is an owner member of NCUK, which delivers undergraduate Foundation programmes at teaching centres in: China, India, Columbia, Russia, Malta, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Korea and the UK. For more information and to apply, please visit the NCUK website.

The integrated programmes currently available via the University of Leeds International Foundation Year are:

Arts with Integrated IFY (including “Film, Photography and Media”, “Criminal Justice and Criminology”, “Cultural and Media Studies”, “English, Language and Education”, “English Literature”, “History of Art”, “International Development”, “International Relations”, “Law”, “Digital Media”, “Philosophy, Ethics and Religion”, “Politics”, “Religion, Ethics and Society”, “Sociology”, “Theology and Religious Studies”) – 4 years

Business with Integrated IFY – 4 years

Design with Integrated IFY – 4 years

Engineering with Integrated IFY for Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) - 4 years or for Integrated Master of Engineering (MEng,BEng) - 5 years

Joint Honours with Integrated IFY – 4 years

Science with Integrated IFY – 4 years

Each of these programmes consists of two elements: the IFY (level 0) element, which is taught at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 3, followed by a three or four – year undergraduate degree element, which is taught at NQF level 6. The level 0 element provides a firm grounding in the subjects required for the undergraduate element and both elements are delivered at the University of Leeds.

If you obtain specific grades on the IFY element you will progress automatically to level 1 of your undergraduate element. Please click here for further information about these progression requirements.

These integrated programmes are some of the most successful and longest running courses of their type in the UK. Since their first intakes in September 1989 they have attracted more than 2600 students from over 90 countries with the vast majority of these successfully obtaining a University of Leeds undergraduate degree. Some students have also continued to Masters and PhD degree programmes.

How to apply

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The integrated UG programmes

The integrated UG programmes

Undergraduate programmes that are integrated with the International Foundation Year.
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