Key Facts

International Foundation Year Key Facts
Start Dates September 2023
Duration Normally 4 years (IFY plus the degree); longer if the integrated degree requires.
Attendance Full-time
Location Belfast, Northern Ireland
Annual Tuition Fee £15,840
Scholarship £4,000

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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the International Foundation Year you must:

  • Be aged 18 years by June of the academic year in which the International Foundation Year is completed
  • Have successfully completed High School education
  • Hold GCSEs in 5 subjects including Mathematics at Grade C or equivalent
  • Attain at least an overall score of 6.0 in an Academic IELTS (with no individual band score of less than 5.5)
  • Meet the residency or nationality requirements to be defined as an international student for fees purposes

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.



£4,000 scholarship package available for all entrants to the International Foundation Year, commencing September 2023:

The £4,000 scholarship for the International Foundation Year comprises:

  • £2,000 tuition fee scholarship for the International Foundation Year
  • £2,000 accommodation discount for the International Foundation Year

View details on the International Foundation Scholarship

After your International Foundation Year you will qualify for the International Undergraduate Scholarship.

View details on the International Undergraduate Scholarship

Students applying to our full-time undergraduate, full-time postgraduate, part-time, eLearning programmes or programmes delivered at our branch campuses (London or Birmingham) are not eligible for this award.

What Degree can I study?

You have the choice of 28 named degrees with an integrated International Foundation Year.

See below for the named degrees in each of our faculties.