University of Kent, Foundation, International Pathways

 United Kingdom


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee UK/ EU Fee study period Year of study
Full-time Jan, Sep years: 1 £13180 £9250 Whole course 2017 - 2018

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) has been specifically designed to prepare international students for academic study on a wide range of our undergraduate degree programmes. The IFP at the University of Kent is one of the first international foundation programmes offered by a British university, having been in existence for over 20 years.

The University offers two types of foundation programme: an honours degree with a foundation year and the International Foundation Programme (IFP). All foundation year courses are taught on the Canterbury campus, and students are full members of the University with access to University accommodation and all academic, welfare, social and sport facilities on campus.

The IFP Programme is taught by highly qualified University of Kent tutors and provides a series of academic content modules in addition to modules in EAP and Academic Skills. It  offers a guaranteed place on an undergraduate degree programmes in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences, including pathways to Law, Business, Architecture and Computing upon successful completion and on meeting the rules of progression. 

Kent's Pre-Master's in Business, Management and Finance provides international students with a route to postgraduate study in a range of degrees at Kent Business School. The programme focuses on developing your academic subject knowledge for postgraduate study while improving your academic skills and English language proficiency.

Why choose an International Foundation Programme or Pre-Master's (GDip) at Kent?

As an International Pathway student at Kent, you benefit from:

  • an internationally recognised International Foundation Programme or Pre-Master's (GDip) with high quality teaching
  • programmes taught on the Canterbury campus, situated close to London and Europe
  • a welcoming international campus environment with on campus accommodation offered to all new International Pathway students
  • access to Kent’s extensive study support, welfare, computing, sports and leisure facilities and a wide choice of clubs and societies
  • a structured programme of personal and academic support, including an Academic Adviser who can advise you on your academic decisions throughout the year
  • An opportunity to attend additional skills-based sessions
  • an active social programme, including a special Welcome Week in September with a ‘meet and greet’ at the airport, a welcome dinner, and trips to local attractions
  • the opportunity to study languages other than English through the Language Express programme


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The University of Kent has three campuses in the UK, situated in Canterbury, Medway, and Tonbridge. It also has sites in Europe, at Paris, Brussels and Athens.

The main campus- Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of parkland and is less than 25 minutes’ walk from the historic cathedral city of Canterbury. Canterbury is a vibrant city with a warm and friendly atmosphere, within easy reach of London, France and Belgium. There is a free coach service between Medway and Canterbury campuses.