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.
If your country is not listed please contact international admissions for further information.
£4,000 scholarship package available for all entrants to the International Foundation Year, commencing September 2019:
The £4,000 scholarship for the International Foundation Year comprises:
After your International Foundation Year you will quality for the International Undergraduate Scholarship.
You have the choice of 21 named degrees with an integrated International Foundation Year.
See below for the named degrees in each of our four faculties.
As an International Foundation Year student you will live in the Student Roost; modern, high-quality student accommodation in the heart of Belfast city. Student Roost is University-approved accommodation in close proximity to our Belfast campus where you will attend classes.
|Application Date||Accommodation Cost||No of Weeks||Total Cost|
|Application Date: Apply before 31 July 2019||Accommodation Cost: £69 per week||No of Weeks: 40||Total Cost: £2,760|
|Application Date: Apply after 31 July 2019||Accommodation Cost: £119* per week||No of Weeks: 40||Total Cost: £4,760|
* Please note, this is the cost before the £2,000 accommodation discount has been applied.
You do not have to apply separately for the accommodation discount. It is automatically awarded if you apply and pay your deposit before 31 July 2019. For further details see the eligibility criteria.
Not only was Belfast voted the Number One region to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet, Northern Ireland is the most affordable region in the UK to live and study (NatWest Student Living Index, 2016).
As an International Foundation Year student, your average weekly living costs will look something like this:
|Expenditure||Cost (per week)|
|Accommodation||£75 (starting from)|
|Utilities (gas, electricity, water etc)||included in accommodation|
|General expenses (socialising etc.)||£30|
|Total weekly living cost||£165|
Applying for the international foundation year is free and easy with our online application, simply follow the instructions below.
When applying you must also provide the following information:
All certificates, visa and passport will be verified upon arrival.