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The International Foundation Year is an integrated foundation year to a bachelor degree.
Complete the form below and an advisor will be in touch to help with your application.
To be eligible for the International Foundation Year you must:
Equivalent qualifications from all countries are considered.
Further details on accepted qualifications can be found at Your Country pages.
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If your country is not listed please contact international admissions for further information.
You have the choice of over 25 named degrees with an integrated International Foundation Year.
See below for the named degrees in each of our faculties.
An International Foundation Year has been integrated to degrees within Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
An International Foundation Year has been integrated to a degree within Computing, Engineering and the...
An International Foundation Year has been integrated to degrees within Life and Health Sciences.
An International Foundation Year has been integrated to degrees within Ulster University Business School.
As an International Foundation student you can opt for university accommodation at Jordanstown campus or at 123 York Street in the heart of Belfast city centre.
Submit your application before 14 August 2024 to be guaranteed a place in university accommodation.
Accommodation cost for 2024/25 have not yet been confirmed but for illustration purposes in 2023/24 accommodation fees started from £133 per week.
University accommodation stay is for 37 weeks. If you opt for 123 York Street your stay will be 44 weeks.
Not only was Belfast voted as the Friendliest UK city in 2021, it was also voted as one of the top 10 cities in UK by Condé Nast Traveller, 2021.
Northern Ireland is the most affordable region for international students in the UK to live, work and study with the lowest student cost of living in the UK. (National Student Money Survey, 2022).
As an International Foundation Year student, your average weekly living costs could look something like this: