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International Year One in General Studies - Psychology, Pre-Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 6 months
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After successfully completing the International Year One in General Studies - Psychology offered by The University of Alabama at Birmingham, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study.

This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components


  • 120 credit hour program
  • 32 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 88 credit hours remaining toward degree


  • 120 credit hour program
  • 17 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 103 credit hours remaining toward degree

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Duration description

      1 - 3 Semesters

  • Credits
    17 alternative credits

    17 - 32 credit hours 

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course features:
  • Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry.
  • Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university.
  • Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students.
  • Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Academic requirements:

  • High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA.

English language requirements:

  • 1 Semester: TOEFL 77, IELTS 6.0, PTEA 51, IELA 176, or Duolingo 70.
  • 2 Semesters: TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44+, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Password overall Level 6, IELA 162, or Duolingo 50.
  • 3 Semesters: TOEFL 50, IELTS 5.0, PTEA 41+, Completion of Academic English Level 3, IELA 154, or Duolingo 45.

Age requirements:

  • 17 years and above

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14680 USD per year and a duration of 6 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition fees can be up to $33,720 depending on the start date and / or programme length.

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 1019 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


The University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. The University of Alabama at Birmingham awards scholarships for the Pathway programs in amounts that are typically up to $5,000 per year per qualified student.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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