International Foundation in Science, Sport, Computing and Engineering

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2* of a four-year undergraduate degree at a leading Scottish university. Progress to a wide range of subjects, from biological sciences and pharmacology to computing, mathematics and engineering. Receive a guaranteed offer letter for one or more degrees at the University of Stirling and/or the University of Strathclyde.

*Specific universities and degree subjects may be restricted to Year 1 entry only only

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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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Your course options

View detailed course content by selecting one of the options below:

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in any subskill) 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 Center. 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 Stirling: Scotland Education Centre, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in Scotland.

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.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
12 June 2023 31 May 2024 4 Terms
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*All students who confirm their offer on or before 31 January 2022 will pay the 2021/2022 price as per their existing offer letter. After 31 January 2022, where tuition fees have increased, all current offers will be reissued and students will receive a new offer with the new 2022/2023 pricing.

Please note that the fees listed are for Year 1 of study only. Students will be required to pay additional tuition fees for their postgraduate degree.


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

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 program 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.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) 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 Center. 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 Stirling: Scotland Education Centre, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in Scotland.

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.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
2 October 2023 31 May 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
8 January 2024 23 August 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

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 program 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.
Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in any subskill) 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 Center. 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 Stirling: Scotland Education Centre, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in Scotland.

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.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
2 October 2023 23 August 2024 4 Terms
View Term dates
*
10 June 2024 30 May 2025 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

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 program 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.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in any subskill) 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 Center. 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 Stirling: Scotland Education Centre, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in Scotland.

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.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
12 June 2023 31 May 2024 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*All students who confirm their offer on or before 31 January 2022 will pay the 2021/2022 price as per their existing offer letter. After 31 January 2022, where tuition fees have increased, all current offers will be reissued and students will receive a new offer with the new 2022/2023 pricing.

Please note that the fees listed are for Year 1 of study only. Students will be required to pay additional tuition fees for their postgraduate degree.

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

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 program 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.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) 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 Center. 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 Stirling: Scotland Education Centre, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in Scotland.

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.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
2 October 2023 31 May 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
8 January 2024 23 August 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

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 program 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 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in any subskill) 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 Center. 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 Stirling: Scotland Education Centre, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in Scotland.

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.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
2 October 2023 23 August 2024 4 Terms
View Term dates
*
10 June 2024 30 May 2025 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

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 program 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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