International Foundation Year

What is the International Foundation Year? 

The International Foundation Year at Leeds International Study Centre helps you to progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at Leeds Beckett University. You will spend two semesters in the supportive environment of the International Study Centre, working with expert tutors in order to confidently enter the first year of your undergraduate degree at the University.

Why study the International Foundation Year? 

This programme is designed to help you feel confident joining the first year of your undergraduate degree at Leeds Beckett. Under the guidance of our expert tutors, you will benefit from: 

  • An academic introduction to your chosen subject area 
  • Additional English language modules designed for university study 
  • The chance to develop your academic study skills 
  • Lessons taught by staff who are experts in international education 
  • Smaller class sizes as part of a friendly, multicultural student community 
  • Help transitioning to the UK education system. 

Why join this November?

Join us in November and stay on track to progress to your degree in September 2023.

By starting in November, you will benefit from three additional weeks of study and life skills before commencing your main pathway programme in January 2023. There will be no additional tuition fee for this period, and this will provide you with a great opportunity for an enhanced student experience focusing on three key areas: orientation; practical support and academic and digital skills. Topics will include a digital skills health check; managing your money; practical tips on finding study and life balance; and an introduction to assessments in UK higher education.

What will I study in the additional three weeks?  

You’ll benefit from a 15-hour per week face-to-face classes, allowing you to:

  • feel more confident and better prepared for the start of your January programme of study
  • practice your English by interacting with the fellow students and build friendships
  • assess your own digital skills proficiency
  • meet the key Centre staff who will provide advice for success
  • familiarise yourselves with the support available
  • apply a range of academic study skills to meet your individual needs
  • have more time to adapt to the UK life and settle in before you begin your January programme.

Are there any additional cost or fees?

There will be no additional tuition fee, as November starts will have the same tuition fee as the respective January programme. However, there will be additional costs to consider, as expected with being in the UK for a longer period (i.e. accommodation). If you request accommodation on your application form, our Central Student Support Team will contact you directly in October regarding the options available.

Choose your subject

Business, Law and Social Studies

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This International Foundation Year subject route will prepare to study an undergraduate degree in areas such as business, law and marketing.

Science, Engineering and Computing

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This International Foundation Year subject route will prepare you to study an undergraduate degree in areas such as civil engineering and computing.

Prepare for Success

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5 weeks before your selected course you will be automatically enrolled in our Prepare for Success online programme in order to help you get everything you need.

How to apply

Ready to make a decision? Our online application process is fast and simple. Find out how you can apply to join us at the International Study Centre. 

Employability skills

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Degrees at Leeds Beckett University are designed to help you grow into an experienced graduate, ready for your dream career.

Ready to join us?

Our student enrolment advisors are here to help with your application and answer your questions about living and learning in Leeds.