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International Foundation Programme (EU), Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (QS) Canterbury, United Kingdom
The International Foundation Programme (EU) from the Canterbury Christ Church University will enable you to improve your English language, study skills and content knowledge to the level necessary to take an undergraduate degree. There are two possible versions of this course depending on your academic qualifications and English language level.
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For EU students, and for those who already have an English language level of B2 or above:you can apply for an undergraduate degree at CCCU which will include an additional International Foundation Year (IFY) as the first year of a four-year programme. Once you have successfully completed the IFY, you are guaranteed a place onto the first year of your chosen degree at the University.

For students who do not meet the above conditions:

the International Foundation Programme (EU) from the Canterbury Christ Church University is the same. On successfully completing the course you will be awarded the International Foundation Certificate. You can then use this to apply for our undergraduate degree courses. To satisfy UKVI English requirements, you will take an internal Password test which will be included as part of your course.

What to do next

The International Foundation Year (EU) focuses on developing key academic skills with an emphasis on analytical and critical thinking. It also aims to equip you with good study practice enabling you to deal with the requirements of undergraduate studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English for University Study 
  • Investigating Business Practices
  • Investigating British Life and Culture
  • Academic English
  • Investigating Business Practices
  • Foundation Social Sciences

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Minimum English language level of IELTS (or equivalent) 5.0 overall, with no less than 5.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in all other bands.School leaving certificate equivalent to a minimum of five GCSEs graded A*-C.
  • Minimum age: 18

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11975 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11975 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8520 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Canterbury

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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