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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 2.7k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 2.7k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    You should apply for this programme if you are interested in acquiring the academic and study skills needed for studying at undergraduate level in a UK university.

    This is a one-year pre-degree programme designed for students whose first language is not English but who have been educated in English and wish to study at a British university. Students who have not been educated in English should apply for the International Foundation Programme.

    This programme aims to develop your academic study skills, in particular writing, group work and presenting. You will also study a range of subjects that will provide you with a suitable grounding for pursuing further studies at undergraduate degree level. These include a course that examines contemporary British culture and looks at Britain's historical links with the world, as well as courses in business, mathematics and computing.

    The programme includes a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars and group and individual tutorials. Students on the programme have full access to university facilities, including the library, language centre and computer laboratories.

    Aims of the programme

    • To provide international students who have been educated in English with access to degree or higher diploma programmes at the University of Greenwich
    • To provide these students with an opportunity to develop the academic skills needed for success in higher education
    • To ensure these students acquire the knowledge, self-confidence and study skills needed in an academic environment

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline as early as possible Tuition fee
    • EUR 2700 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 2700 Year (Non-EEA)


    Start date January,September 2015 Duration full-time 12 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content


    • Business Communication
    • Computer Fundamentals
    • Foundation Study Skills
    • Organisations and Management
    • Business Numeracy
    • Context and Culture
    • One option from: Computer Fundamentals; Principles of Marketing


    Students are assessed through examinations and coursework, including essays, portfolios of guided study and individual and group presentations.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 4.5 CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Applicants should have:

    IELTS 4.5 - 6.0 or equivalent or secondary education through the medium of English.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Greenwich.


    Foundation degrees attract government financial support. Students are therefore entitled to a variety of support, dependent on personal eligibility, mode of study and family income.

    Who is eligible for a tuition fee loan?

    Eligible home and EU students studying full-time HND, foundation and undergraduate degrees in England can apply for a tuition fee loan for their fees.

    Maintenance support for new full-time students

    For 201011, new full-time home undergraduate students may be eligible for a maintenance grant of up to £2,906 a year. This does not have to be repaid. The amount of award depends on your income and that of your her household. Those with incomes of £25,000 per year or less may receive the full grant. Those with incomes between £25,000 and £50,020 may receive a partial grant.

    Students receiving a maintenance grant or partial grant will receive a reduced rate from the maintenance loan. Students eligible for means-tested government benefits will receive a special support grant and will not have the maintenance loan reduced.

    Maintenance support for continuing full-time students

    Students who started their programme in September 2007, 2008 or 2009 may still be eligible for a maintenance grant but the income levels for assessment are different. To ascertain the income threshold for your year of entry, visit the DirectGov website.

    Maintenance loan

    The maximum amounts available are:

    • £6,928 for students living away from home studying in London
    • £3,838 for students living at home
    • £4,950 for students living away from home and studying outside London.

    Students eligible for a maintenance loan will receive 72 per cent of the maximum loan regardless of family income. Whether they get any or all of the remaining 28 per cent depends on student and household income and any maintenance grant they receive.

    Additional full-time support

    The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills offers support such as the Adult Dependants Grant, Parents Learning Allowance, Childcare Grant and Disabled Students Allowances. Eligibility for this funding is dependent on personal circumstances.

    Applying for support

    Full-time students can apply online directly to Student Finance England via form PN1.

    University support for students

    The government provides the University of Greenwich with funding, known as the Access to Learning Fund to help students needing extra support. The fund provides discretionary assistance to help students access and remain in higher education particularly those facing extra costs that cannot be met from other sources.

    Part-time students on a low income may also be able to receive a discretionary fee waiver for the balance between the actual fee and the grant received.

    A number of University of Greenwich scholarships and bursaries are also available

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