University preparation in London: programmes

University preparation in London: programmes

Graduate Preparatory Program

At Foggy Albion, children are accustomed to defining their aspirations and life goals early on. The earlier a student chooses a direction for further study, the better. Therefore, it is also desirable for foreigners to start preparing for university in the UK as early as possible.

Applicants have 4 options.

  • A level

  • International Baccalaureate Organization.

  • Foundation ;

  • Pre-MBA.

For any of these, you need to

  • Be at least 16 years old.

  • Have a high school diploma/certificate.

  • Pass an international language test with a minimum IELTS of 4.5-5.5 or TOEFL of at least 450-550.

A grade. The most "frugal" and natural way for applicants from other countries to prepare for entry to a UK university, it allows you to significantly improve your knowledge of English and gain the necessary academic foundation. This course is similar to the last two years of study abroad. It is comparable to native English at a British university.

The program is designed for six semesters. During this time the guys study 3-4 subjects which will be the main subjects studied at the university.

IB - International Baccalaureate. This program is becoming increasingly popular among English-speaking schools, and its certificate of completion is accepted in 50 countries worldwide. The two-year program includes study of 3 advanced subjects and 3 foundation subjects. The list includes English, Mathematics, Humanities and Natural Sciences, an Introduction subject. In addition, there is a special sub-course "Creativity, Action, Service", in which the boys must prove themselves in the creative field, sports and volunteer work. Often, thanks to CAS, the country's top universities give preference to applicants with an IB diploma over those with the highest A-level scores. You can also prepare for entry into the Pre-IB program by holding the TOEFL Junior 250 certificate, starting at age 15.

Foundation Programme.

This is a traditional alternative to the two programs mentioned above, created specifically for foreign applicants. Intensive preparation for English universities lasts 9 months or 3 semesters. If you enter the Foundation Program at the beginning of the calendar year, you can enroll in an English university on September 1.

The student's timetable is based on the direction of study at the University of England at the end of the program. Some subjects are foundations and compulsory, other subjects must be chosen by each participant in the program according to their academic interests.

The Foundation Programme includes

  • Personal Information Subjects

  • Learning English

  • Study skills - presentations, essays, group project work, finding materials in the library, time management, communicating with tutors, anti-plagiarism

  • Critical Analysis - Analytical thinking, substantiating your own ideas

The English Foundation offers students the possibility to specialize narrowly from the moment they start their studies. In particular, it is necessary to determine the required orientation even before enrolling in the program.

Introduction to the Foundation programmes in England.

  • Business - economics, management, finance, tourism, marketing, logistics

  • Humanities and social sciences - history, linguistics, political science, sociology, international relations

  • Engineering - Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Computer Technology, Architecture, Construction

  • Science - Physics, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmaceuticals

  • Art - design, graphics, illustration, fashion, arts management, photography

For those who have already decided on a major, Allterra Education recommends immediately choosing a more narrowly focused direction at universities and colleges in England. For example, a basic law course for lawyers, a basic acting course in theater, a basic hotel course for those who want to build a career in the hospitality industry.

Foundation course restrictions in England

Foundation certificates are not accepted at Oxford and Cambridge. They can only be entered by completing an A level, IB or Cambridge Pre-U course at an English private school. Also, it is difficult to enter the London School of Economics, Imperial College and University College London after Foundation.

Foundation certificates in the UK are not accepted by medical schools. Young people who want to become doctors need to complete A levels or IB courses, as well as entrance exams.

Pre-MBA. A one-year program for university bachelor's degree holders. A master's degree in the same field as a foreign university is not required. Main directions.

  • Natural Sciences ;

  • Management and business.

  • Services and tourism.

  • Social and human sciences.

  • Arts and culture.

Courses can be taken at private English schools, colleges or universities that plan to continue your education.

To be offered the opportunity to study at a UK university, you must submit your documents in advance to the UCAS National Admissions Office. In the list, you can specify up to six universities for the location the applicant is counting.

Advantages of the Pre-University Programme in London.

  • Meet the entry requirements of UK universities

  • English at a level that can cope with university workload

  • Choose a future career

  • Personal development

How to choose the right pre-university program in london?

In order to make the right choice of a matriculation program in the UK and the educational institution you will attend before entering university, you need to address the following issues.

Select a few institutions that teach the specialization you need, have the required academic profile - and choose a few options to maximize your enrollment in the desired year

Browse national and global rankings of educational institutions: pay special attention to Times Subject Tables and The Complete University Guide, with data from the UK National Office

Choose the most convenient location for you: regions (counties), cities, even urban areas and quarters

Check the physical and technical base of your chosen institution, how strong the faculty is

Check the loyalty of the chosen institution to foreign students: whether it offers additional language courses, adaptation programs, scholarships and bursaries, whether it guarantees accommodation

Find out the cost of education and living conditions.

Accommodation options during the course

Staying in a university or college residence: The most economical and comfortable accommodation option for foreign applicants is usually a room with all amenities, a fully equipped kitchen and even a lounge area. Many residences have their own laundry, small stores, gym and library. Often, there are a variety of dining venues not far from the hotel - restaurants, student cafes and supermarkets. You can enjoy all the student benefits, from free use of the local library to classes at the sports and fitness center. Another important benefit is the opportunity to eat in the student cafeteria.

Staying with a host family is a great opportunity to get to know the culture of the country and the lifestyle of the local people. Basic Program participants are offered single or double rooms, full or partial board. Staying in a double room with another foreign student will allow you to practice the language you are studying.

Stay in a hotel or private apartment. The program coordinator will choose the best accommodation to match the student's preferences.

How to apply for a Foundation Program in the London

Entry requirements: Completed secondary education, good IELTS score (minimum 5.0 - 5.5) and a strong motivation to study. It is  recommended starting your course search and preparing documents at least one year in advance, preferably from Year 10 onwards.

Cost of the UK Pre-University Program

The cost of a year-long program ranges from £12,000 to £18,000. This fee includes tuition, consumables, the ability to use the educational center infrastructure (library, art studio, gym, etc.), academic supervision, help with university selection, and IELTS preparation.

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