University of Exeter Foundation Year

By | 2nd June 2017

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University of Exeter Foundation Year

University of Exeter Foundation Year

The Foundation programme is a pre-university course designed to bridge the gap for international students between high school and undergraduate studies in the UK. The programme is specifically designed for international students who do not meet the University’s academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree. There are seven subject-specific pathways available. Successful completion (subject to achieving the specified grades for progression) guarantees direct entry to a wide range of degree programmes at the University of Exeter.

The Foundation programme lasts for three terms or approximately nine months and has intakes in both September and January. Students, who do not meet the minimum English language requirements for direct entry to the three-term Foundation programme may be eligible to apply for the new Extended Foundation programme. Lasting four terms, the Extended Foundation programme incorporates a term of intensive English language tuition at the beginning of the course, allowing you to begin your course and improve your English to a level appropriate for academic study.

Entry requirements 2018

Typical offer

Offers are made on an individual basis, but will require evidence of academic success and competence in English

Required subjects

Satisfactory completion of high school qualifications and minimum English language score

Further information

Please read the important information about our Typical offer.

For full and up-to-date information on applying to Exeter and entry requirements, including requirements for other types of qualification, please see the Applying section.

International students

A fuller list of recognised qualifications can be found by via the ‘In your country’ pages on the International Office website.

Students with less than IELTS 5.0 can enrol on an INTO Academic English course for an appropriate period – see the INTO website for further details.