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International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #93 (QS) Sheffield, United Kingdom
The International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering offered by the University of Sheffield leads to a number of undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science.
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Your programme will be tailored to allow you to prepare for your chosen degree. As a student of the the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering offered by the University of Sheffield, you will study the most relevant modules to your subject area. 

Some of these modules will be compulsory for progression onto specific degree programmes at the University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Entry points:

    • Three terms - September and January
    • Two terms - March
  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Average part-time duration 9 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English Skills for University Study 1, 2 and 3 (ESUS)
  • Academic & Laboratory Skills
  • Personal Development Programme (PDP) 

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.

General Requirements

English language*:

  • Three term programme - Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 with minimum 5.0 in writing (minimum of 4.0 in other skills), or equivalent
  • Two term programme - Academic IELTS  for UKVI 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills), or equivalent
  • Good high school graduation grades or equivalent. Architecture degree courses require you to submit a portfolio of work on application to the college.
  • 5 subjects including relevant subjects, grades B or above (students must be 17 or over). New grades 9 - 6 in English and Maths.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17700 GBP per year and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Sheffield

  • 555 - 980 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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