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International Foundation Programme
Guaranteed Entry into Universities Upon Completion

International Foundation Programme

International Student Foundation or IFP is a level 3 recognised 6-9 month part time or full time programme developed for students who want to pursue an undergraduate degree. IFP is generally taken to fill the gap between the level of qualification a person has, this pre-university programme provides students with skills, knowledge and confidence to advance into undergraduate studies in English speaking foreign countries. WeBridge Academy offers two different routes of study:
  • The WE Bridge Academy route – on successful completion of the course, students can choose to continue their studies at one of the WE Bridge Academy partner universities.
  • The NCC Education route ( https://www.nccedu.com/) – originally established as a computing initiative by the British Government in 1966, NCC Education is a UK awarding body and global provider of education. NCC has a network of over 200 partner centres located in more than 50 countries and offers progression to over 70 universities worldwide

Key Dates

2024 Session
9 month programme
18 September 2024
6 month Intensive programme
08 January 2025
November Start date may also be considered too if the minimum class cohort size is met.

Guaranteed University Entry Partners

If a student chooses to pursue the remote International Foundation Programme from We Bridge institution through Uscholars Study Abroad recruitment and ends up successfully completing the programme with the required eligible qualification then they are guaranteed admission in the affiliated educational institutions for their undergraduate studies.

Who Can Enroll In Foundation Progamme?

The International Foundation Program is typically designed for students whose first language isn’t English and they wish to pursue undergraduate studies in an English speaking foreign country. However, there are several distinct eligibility criteria like-
  • Students who want to pursue an undergraduate degree but do not have A-level or similar qualifications that are required to meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Students who want a programme that will help them upskill their knowledge, skills and confidence to advance into undergraduate degree.
  • For students who are looking for a great alternative to A2 and a course that guarantees entry to university.
  • Students who want to have exclusive access to global universities can widen their range by opting for NCC accredited exams.

When Should I Study a International Foundation Programme?

There can be various reasons for a student to pursue the International Foundation Programme.
  • A student can choose to pursue the International Foundation Programme to bridge the gap of studies between secondary education in their home country and the educational requirements of higher institutions in a foreign country.
  • For some students English may not be their first language so to improve their English speaking ability and to match the educational criteria for the Universities, the International Foundation Programme may be useful.
  • Progress to a WE Bridge Academy partner university who offer  guaranteed progression upon successful completion of the course and meeting the entrance  criteria.
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Advantages of the International Foundation Programme

There are many advantages that a student can reap from the International Foundation Programme. These programs provide a unique opportunity to global learning, easing the transition into university life, enhancing language skills, and offering a streamlined path to University admission.
Guaranteed University Admission
Completing an International Foundation Programme successfully from WeBridge Institute guarantees entry to a specific degree and institution. Making the whole admission process a lot easier and ensuring a stable pathway towards higher education.
Improved Language Skills
One of the main purposes of the International Foundation Programme is enhancing the language proficiency of students as many courses in IFP include language courses. This proficiency is valuable for future academic and career opportunities.
Enhanced Study Levels
These programs help students bridge the educational gap and enhance the transition into higher education by providing the necessary academic and language support.
Remote Learning
Since WeBridge offers remote learning for IFP students can stay with their family for another year. The remote IFP course can be completed on students' own free hours with flexible study options requiring only 10 hours per week.

International Foundation Programme Structure & Courses

The International Foundation Programme at WeBridge Institute consists of 6 core modules and plus 2 modules depending on the pathway chosen but all these elements have a few elements that are similar in nature. They consist of concepts that help you advance in your preferred level of studies.

The 6 core IFP modules at WeBridge include:
  1. Developing English Language Skills
  2. Advanced English Language Skills
  3. Study and Communication Skills
  4. Culture Studies
  5. English for Academic Purposes
  6. Foundation Mathematics
The remote International Foundation Programme consists of 6 core subjects and plus 2 pathway subjects like Business, Accounting and Economics, Computer Science, Programming, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
The duration of the International Foundation Programme can be 6-9 months. The 9 month intensive programme starts in September whereas the 6 month programme starts in January.
The online International Foundation Programme course at WeBridge allows students to choose subject specific modules that are relevant to their degrees. These courses will consist of subjects or topics from that specific degree. For instance if a student is planning to major in business, their modules will consist of topics covering subjects like economics, mathematics, or business studies. 
At the end of the programme assessments for online International Foundation Programme are conducted via assignments and exams. These are marked internally and moderated by the WeBridge academy route. For the NCC some routes are marked internally and then moderated by NCC Education.

Entry Requirements

Generally, the remote International Foundation Programme from WeBridge requires students to have completed secondary education or any similar equivalent qualifications. Language Proficiency tests like IELTS are not necessarily required to participate in the International Foundation Programme, it is important to have a good understanding of English and be able to listen and engage effectively. If a student does not have a formal English certificate. In such cases, WE Bridge Academy may conduct their own language test. Some programs within IFP may have additional requirements depending on the degree or choice of study. Minimum age and visa related criteria may apply for international students who choose the in-person option for IFP.

The Fee Structure for International Foundation Programme

The cost structure for the remote International Foundation Programme is £5999, which covers registration and course fees. The fee structure for the IFP covers tuition fees, application fees, materials, and your online PDF textbooks. An additional fee applies to students who opt to take the NCC exams at the program's conclusion. For any students interested in visiting the UK for face-to-face studies in Cardiff for 4-8 weeks, this option is available as part of the International Foundation Programme. However, flights and accommodation are not included and would be an additional cost. 

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Certificate of International Foundation Programme

The certification of the International Foundation Programme signifies that the student has successfully completed the course while meeting the specific language and academic criteria required to enter into our partner university or a degree program. This level 3 recognised certificate not only reflects the student’s commitment to academic excellence but also acts as a gateway to higher educational opportunities, making it a major milestone in one’s academic journey.

Study Plan

Foundation Certificate
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

What Does Guaranteed Entry Mean?

A guaranteed entry in the context of the International Foundation Programmes means that if the IFP course is successfully completed from We Bridge with required criteria then the student will be assured admission into the desired undergraduate degree programme without going through the usual competitive admission process.

This can be of advantage to students as it simplifies the whole admission journey for them while simultaneously gaining various academic benefits that IFP course provides.

4 Steps To University

Students need to consider their academic interests and career goals to choose a programme that aligns with their future degree plans and then review the entry requirements for the IFP, including academic qualifications and English language proficiency levels.
Complete the application process as per the institution’s guidelines. This usually involves submitting an online application form, academic transcripts, personal statement and reference letters. After submitting an application, await a response from the institution.
Throughout the remote IFP course students are required to stay committed to their studies and participate actively in virtual discussions and seek help from instructors or tutors if needed.
Once students have successfully passed their assessments with required scores and meet the university’s admission criteria, students will be ready to transition into your chosen degree program.

International Foundation Programme Progression

WeBridge Academy is extending the following IFP pathways for students who have been recruited by Uscholars Study Abroad. This expansion means that now The International Foundation Programme can be accessed remotely, offering students even greater flexibility and convenience in the pursuit of higher education.

What Progression Degree Subject Areas are Available?

There are various progression degree subjects available in international foundation programme and the most popular ones are:




Science & Healthcare

The remote International Foundation Programme offers 4 pathways for progression to an  undergraduate course: 
  • Engineering Pathway  
  • Business Pathway  
  • Computing Pathway  
  • Healthcare Science Pathway  
Regardless of the pathway chosen, all students must study 6 core modules. These are:  
  • Developing English Language Skills  
  • Advanced English Language Skills  
  • English for Academic Purposes  
  • Culture Studies  
  • Study and Communication Skills  
  • Foundation Maths 
In addition to these 6 core modules, students have a choice of 2 elective modules depending  on the pathway. These are:  
  • Engineering Pathway: Further Maths and Physics  
  • Business Pathway: Introduction to Business and Introduction to Accounting and  Economics 
  • Computing Pathway: Introduction to Computer Science and Introduction to  Programming  
  • Healthcare Science Pathway: Biology and Chemistry  


No, depending on the course students can directly progress to Uscholars WeBridge affiliated universities without needing IELTS.
At WeBridge Academy, our International Foundation Programme exclusively offers in-person courses too. Additionally, students have the flexibility to opt for hybrid options, allowing them to spend 1-2 months in Cardiff for a blended learning experience.
It is not required, however you must have a suitable level of English to listen and engage in the International Foundation programme. If no formal English certificate is held by the student we will make a decision internally if the student is suitable to join the International Foundation Programme and WE Bridge Academy may issue their own language test.

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