International Foundation in Science, Computing and Engineering

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects at the University of Stirling or the University of Dundee, in just six months.

Course features

  • A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree.
  • Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 17 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended Foundation, students must be 17 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 18 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

At INTO University of Stirling, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2020 5 June 2020 2 Terms
View Term dates
£10,435
30 March 2020 21 August 2020 2 Terms
View Term dates
£10,435

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

View progression options below, or contact us to find out the full range of progression options available from this course.

University of Stirling

Other universities

  • Abertay University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Edinbugh
  • University of the West of Scotland
Featured progression degree
INTO STS BA (Hons) Civil Engineering students

Civil Engineers create, improve and protect the environment, and are involved in overseeing large-scale projects from design through to construction and completion.

INTO University of Stirling students can progress to the University of Dundee, which has one of the top Civil Engineering departments in the UK. This is thanks to both a high staff-to-student ratio, and an excellent employment record for graduates.

Your learning will be research-led, and will continuously develop to reflect leading-edge technology, and current and emerging professional needs.

This programme is professionally-accredited, and offers opportunities for industrial placements at all levels with major companies.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in each module both formally and informally. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to your degree. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You will be assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 17 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended Foundation, students must be 17 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 18 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

At INTO University of Stirling, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
11 January 2021 4 June 2021 2 Terms
View Term dates
*
29 March 2021 20 August 2021 2 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.


Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

View progression options below, or contact us to find out the full range of progression options available from this course.

University of Stirling

Other universities

  • Abertay University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Edinbugh
  • University of the West of Scotland
Featured progression degree
INTO STS BA (Hons) Civil Engineering students

Civil Engineers create, improve and protect the environment, and are involved in overseeing large-scale projects from design through to construction and completion.

INTO University of Stirling students can progress to the University of Dundee, which has one of the top Civil Engineering departments in the UK. This is thanks to both a high staff-to-student ratio, and an excellent employment record for graduates.

Your learning will be research-led, and will continuously develop to reflect leading-edge technology, and current and emerging professional needs.

This programme is professionally-accredited, and offers opportunities for industrial placements at all levels with major companies.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in each module both formally and informally. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to your degree. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You will be assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 17 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended Foundation, students must be 17 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 18 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

At INTO University of Stirling, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2020 5 June 2020 2 Terms
View Term dates
£10,435
30 March 2020 21 August 2020 2 Terms
View Term dates
£10,435

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

View progression options below, or contact us to find out the full range of progression options available from this course.

University of Stirling

Other universities

  • Abertay University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Edinbugh
  • University of the West of Scotland
Featured progression degree
INTO STS BA (Hons) Civil Engineering students

Civil Engineers create, improve and protect the environment, and are involved in overseeing large-scale projects from design through to construction and completion.

INTO University of Stirling students can progress to the University of Dundee, which has one of the top Civil Engineering departments in the UK. This is thanks to both a high staff-to-student ratio, and an excellent employment record for graduates.

Your learning will be research-led, and will continuously develop to reflect leading-edge technology, and current and emerging professional needs.

This programme is professionally-accredited, and offers opportunities for industrial placements at all levels with major companies.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in each module both formally and informally. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to your degree. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You will be assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 17 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended Foundation, students must be 17 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 18 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

At INTO University of Stirling, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
11 January 2021 4 June 2021 2 Terms
View Term dates
*
29 March 2021 20 August 2021 2 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

View progression options below, or contact us to find out the full range of progression options available from this course.

University of Stirling

Other universities

  • Abertay University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Edinbugh
  • University of the West of Scotland
Featured progression degree
INTO STS BA (Hons) Civil Engineering students

Civil Engineers create, improve and protect the environment, and are involved in overseeing large-scale projects from design through to construction and completion.

INTO University of Stirling students can progress to the University of Dundee, which has one of the top Civil Engineering departments in the UK. This is thanks to both a high staff-to-student ratio, and an excellent employment record for graduates.

Your learning will be research-led, and will continuously develop to reflect leading-edge technology, and current and emerging professional needs.

This programme is professionally-accredited, and offers opportunities for industrial placements at all levels with major companies.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in each module both formally and informally. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to your degree. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You will be assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises
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