For students who have completed their own country’s formal secondary school leaving certificate or qualification(s), we can offer a University Foundation Year (UFY) to prepare them fully for UK undergraduate life at some of the UK’s best universities.
The Earlscliffe University Foundation Year (UFY) is officially accredited by NCFE.
Students must be at least 17 years old by 1st September immediately preceding the course start date. Students must officially attain a minimum English Language level of IELTS 5.0 prior to starting the course. Our pathway-specific entry tests must be taken by applicants.
The University Foundation Year at Earlscliffe gives students a choice of pathways: STEM, BEM, Humanities, or Creative Arts. Each pathway is underpinned with serious academic content and assessment, thereby giving leading universities confidence in its integrity and in their decisions to make conditional offers to our UFY students. Teaching is rigorous and intensive: we allocate nine lessons (6hrs 45 minutes) to each main subject per week. Most students will also study IELTS and undertake the highly-regarded EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), which will help their university application considerably.
University Foundation Year Pathways:
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
- BEM (Business, Economics and Management)
- Creative Arts