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Foundation Year

What is a Foundation Course

A fast track 9-12 month program to prepare students for entry into Universities.

The Foundation course is a   streamlined intensive 5 to 12 months University preparatory course   catered to specialized subject routes such as Business, Engineering,   Sciences, Law, Art & Design, Humanities, Information Technology etc.    Each Foundation course is carefully designed to focus on the relevant   academic areas that you wish to pursue in the University. You will only   study the relevant subjects so that you can focus on the essential   skills

Advantages of a Foundation Program?

  • Shorter period of study – entry  into University 1 or 2 years ahead of your peers
  • Fast track to prestigious  Universities
  • Study only the relevant subjects


Restrictions of a Foundation Program?

  • Restricted to  options within    University Subject Area (not possible to use a Business Foundation to   apply for  an Engineering course)
  • Progression generally confined  to Foundation University Partners (subject to some flexibility through the UCAS  application)

Who  Should Apply for a Foundation Program?

  • Secondary 4 Express students / Secondary 5 Normal students and IGCSE  students
  • A Level graduates looking to improve their  choice of universities or course                                                       E.g. Students aiming for a Law Degree

Different Types of Foundation Providers

Foundation  Programs Provided in Colleges

  • Smaller classes
  • No particular affiliation to Universities
  • Pastoral care

Foundation  Programs Provided in Universities

    • Conducted on the University's premises
    • Partnership with the University
    • Use of the University's facilities
    • Accommodation in the University


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