International foundation courses

Our international foundation courses prepare you for entry on to your bachelor’s degree. You will improve your study skills and language level to become a confident learner. You will develop knowledge in your chosen subject, so you feel prepared to start your degree.

“"I felt that when I came here even though I didn’t know the city, I had such a warm feeling. The welcome at Oxford Brookes really helped me settle down easily."”

Evelien Pigeaud - Netherlands, International Foundation Course followed by Bsc (Hons) Hospitality Management

5 reasons to choose an international foundation course at Oxford Brookes University

  1. You are guaranteed to progress to the first year of a bachelor's degree by passing your foundation year with the required grades.
  2. You have access to the same high- quality facilities and support services as our degree students, with guaranteed student accommodation for your first year.
  3. You will have a personal academic adviser to support your studies and help you make the right decisions in your course.
  4. Our core class sizes are kept small so you will get the attention you need.
  5. You will study and become friends with people from all over the world, making your time on your course unforgettable.

Integrated Foundation Courses

These foundation courses are an integral part of your chosen bachelor’s degree. You will progress automatically to your degree once you pass the foundation year. You will need a language score of at least IELTS 5.5, or be a native speaker of English. You will also need a high school leaving certificate.

International Foundation Diplomas

These qualifications meet the entry requirements for a wide range of degrees. You are guaranteed entry to your degree once you pass with required grades. There are separate courses for students with either IELTS 4.5, 5.0 or up to native speaker. You will also need a high school leaving certificate.