Foundation years for international students

Keele University provides several foundation year options for international students, suitable for students whose current academic qualifications and / or English language level do not allow direct application to an undergraduate degree programme. These courses are designed to prepare international students to enter into Keele University undergraduate degrees.

  • students with SELT IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in all subtests) or above in all subtests can apply for the International Foundation Year (stand-alone preparatory programme). It is suitable for students whose current academic qualifications and/or English language level do not allow direct application to the first year of a Bachelor’s degree programme. We recommend students read the information on the International Foundation Year page before applying
  • students with IELTS LEVEL 5.5 AND 5.5 in all subtests should apply through our integrated route
  • international Students who are applying for a health degree with Foundation Year can view the course page of their chosen degree for all entry requirements and information on how to apply. The International Foundation Year (stand-alone preparatory programme) is not available to students studying a health degree with foundation year

IELTS requirements are in addition to the entry requirements listed on the course pages

 

  • International Foundation Year (stand-alone preparatory programme) will apply for the International Foundation Year through UCAS (UCAS Y002)
  • Students applying for the integrated route should visit the course page of their chosen degree for information on how to apply
  • Students applying for a health degree with Foundation Year should visit the course page of their chosen degree for information on how to apply

We do not offer a January entry point for any of our health programmes. All other subjects (including the International Foundation Year) have a January starting point. Please visit the January pages for further information

Please visit our Tuition Fees pages for further information

  • Subject: All subjects across business, science, social sciences and humanities
  • Length: A one year preparatory programme
  • Entry requirement: SELT IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in all subtests) or above
  • Key information: A place on a degree programme at Keele is guaranteed, subject to successful completion of the Foundation Year with the required threshold marks and a new visa being obtained
  • Subject: All subjects across business, science, social sciences and humanities
  • Length: 4 - 6 years
  • Entry requirement: IELTS level 5.5 and 5.5 in all subtests
  • Key information: Upon successful achievement of the required grades in the International Foundation Year, students can progress to year one of an undergraduate degree at Keele

Subject: Health programmes 

Entry requirement: Entry requirements differ dependent on the health subject. Entry requirements will be listed on the course page of your chosen programme

Key information: There is no January entry point for health programmes with Foundation Year

Advice and guidance for International Students