International Foundation Guarantee

Our International Foundation Guarantee

We have helped thousands of students prepare for university study over the years.

Once you've successfully completed your programme, meet the minimum attendance and achievement requirements, and follow the expert advice given by your INTO Progression Officer, we guarantee to find you a place to study an appropriate degree.

We are so confident you will enter a UK university after completing your International Foundation at one of our Centres that if you don't, we'll refund all tuition fees received.

This money-back guarantee applies only to International Foundation programmes.

Read the terms and conditions.

What is an International Foundation?

  • A guaranteed route to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.
  • Designed to improve your English language skills and increase your understanding of key academic subjects.
  • A programme to help you adjust to the challenges of UK higher education.
  • A campus based programme with access to university facilities.

Browse our Foundation programmes


"Everyone who passed and graduated from INTO and went to their desired university definitely came out with a good experience when it came to academic level and stepping up their English."

Mohammed from Saudi Arabia
Studied International Foundation in Pharmacy, Biomedicine and Health at INTO UEA


"The international foundation is designed to be an exciting platform to stretch every student's potential."

Kieran Hunt
Programme Manager Art, Design and Media at INTO University of Gloucestershire


"Teachers are preparing me for university. I’ll know how to present, and how to write a proper essay. It’s an introduction before you get to university."

Gabriela from Chile
Studied International Foundation in Business, Management and Law at INTO London

Progression to a top 30 UK university

Every year more than a thousand INTO students progress to a prestigious UK university. The table below shows the universities in the top 30 that are the most popular destinations for our students:

Ranking* University INTO students
9 University of Exeter 291
15 University of East Anglia 303
22 Newcastle University 477
26 Queen’s University, Belfast 141

* The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

1,405 students progressed to a top 30 UK university in 2016 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017)

Terms and conditions

Who can apply for a refund?

The money-back guarantee applies only to International Foundation programmes.

Students who do not receive an offer to study an undergraduate degree or equivalent International Year One programme at a UK university will qualify for a refund if they meet all of the conditions below:

  • enrolled on an International Foundation programme during the 2017/2018 academic year
  • complete all coursework, assignments and assessments
  • achieved a minimum of 40% in all International Foundation examinations
  • achieved a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • maintained a minimum 90% attendance record
  • completed and submitted a UCAS application via the Centre, ensuring that university choices are in line with written guidance from the Progression Officer and are based on academic performance and tutor recommendation
  • having complied with INTO staff advice with regard to their university application, they have not been offered a place at a UK university on a course appropriate to their qualification
  • are eligible to study an undergraduate degree in the UK


What does the refund include?

If your Refund Application is approved, on the basis that you satisfy all of the conditions listed above, INTO will refund all tuition fees received for your International Foundation programme within 30 days of receipt of all necessary information. You will receive your money in the same manner and currency in which you paid. The refund excludes any ancillary costs such as accommodation, visa fees, living expenses, bank fees and any additional services.


How do I apply for a refund?

If you would like to apply for a refund, you must notify us in writing at the INTO Admissions Office, One Gloucester Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4AA ("Refund Application"). We must receive your Refund Application before the 31 December 2018 for assessment and you must include a copy of your UCAS offers with your Refund Application.
This offer expires on 31 December 2018.

Ready to apply? Fill in our application form today