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Global Freshman Certificate (Computing)

3 months
9800 GBP/full
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The Global Freshman Certificate @ Arden University is the world’s only globally recognized online first year undergraduate program. It is a better way to start your international education experience and allows you to finish your first year of university from your home country, with options to progress into second year at multiple destination Universities. 


Computing based degrees or qualifications are some of the most sought after in today’s job market.   

The Global Freshman Certificate computing stream will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of core concepts in the computing field. 


How does it work? 

·  You become a GFC student

·  Choose your Pathway (Business or Commerce)

·  Complete the 9 months of study online via Arden

·  Use to connect with representatives from member universities while studying

·  Decide where you want to go for 2nd year

·  Apply for and finalize your Member Uni of preference

·  Get ready to go!

The Global Freshman Year offers the chance for international students to successfully transition to higher education from their home countries. Students undertake subjects of study equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree.

Once complete they use these credentials to transfer into second year at a partner education institution of their choice of 9 different countries.

This placement is facilitated through and allows students and universities to communicate with each other during the GFC. 


The GFC offers students entry into 2nd year of an undergraduate degree at a growing number of Member Universities.  It offers universities the chance to have a pool of qualified students they can offer admissions to and students the change to choose where they want to study.

 Students can choose from universities located in Australia, UK, US, NZ, Canada, Malaysia, Fiji and Singapore.

Programme Structure

Core Modules:

 Module 001 Digital Learning and Academic Practice

Module 002: Principles of Mathematics

Once you’ve completed the two core modules the Computing Pathway has 4 specialized modules, they are:

  • 201: Information Systems and Networks
  • 202: Database Design and Development
  • 203: Introduction to Programming
  • 204: Information Security Management

These modules will equip you with a knowledge and understanding of:

  • How to design, create and evaluate computer-based systems
  • The morals and ethics of computer technology
  • Identify and analyse criteria for problem solving using computers
  • Construct abstract representations and models
  • Provide complete solutions to novel or complex computing problems
  • Evaluate and analyse computer-based systems
  • Utilize various systems and software to create and document computer-based solutions


Freshman year without the stress

We offer you the chance to complete your first year of undergraduate studies wherever you are.  Delivered by the UK’s leading online University, Arden University, the GFC  is a fully accredited first year course that you can complete from home.

Want to be at home this year but start your University studies at an internationally recognised University (UK)? Need to be there for your family this year but don’t want to defer your academic progression? The GFC is perfect for you.


Why Arden University?

Arden is a global leader in university online content delivery. With over 25 years of experience and 22,000 students worldwide they have mastered the balance of online learning and student support.   

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

4 intakes per year



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 1 A level + 1 A/S level or international equivalent (Included in the GFC International Matrix Qualifications)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9800 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9800 GBP for the full programme during 3 months.


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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Global Freshman Certificate (Computing)
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