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Loughborough College International Foundation Programme

Our Loughborough College International Foundation Programme is specially designed for international students who have good end of school grades but require one extra year of study before beginning their university studies in the UK.

Loughborough College International Foundation Programme students undertake a comprehensive induction, which introduces them to their course, the College, the surrounding area, and living in the UK, through a variety of activities and events. This enjoyable and exciting experience ensures that students quickly settle into the College, whilst also providing an ideal opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.


Students can be confident that, throughout their studies, they will receive high-quality academic teaching, guidance from a Progress Tutor, and ongoing help and advice from an experienced International Team.

At the start of the programme, students will discuss study plans, timetables, and the structure of the Loughborough College International Foundation Programme. Their Progress Tutor also guides and supports students during their UCAS application and specialist advice is given to assist students in making their university choices, deciding which course is best for them.

Course Content

The Loughborough College International Foundation Programme is a flexible learning experience, offering Academic English Study (AES) classes, as well as a great selection of subject-specific modules. The programme consists of four key elements:

  • Academic English Study
    These classes help students to develop the skills essential for success at university, including note-taking, researching, extended writing, presenting, and summarising.
  • Subject-specific modules
    These focus on equipping students with the foundation-level subject knowledge required to progress on to more specialised study at university. Written and developed over many years specifically with international students in mind, they will help you learn all of the essential subject knowledge for your university study.
  • Tutorials
    Progress Tutors work closely with students throughout the programme, supporting them in their academic development and monitoring their progress. They offer advice in regular meetings, helping students to apply through UCAS for university and ensuring that they receive the best possible education during their time at the College.
  • IELTS support
    English language tutors are on hand to support those students who need to improve their IELTS score before starting their degree programme. You will study 3 hours of IELTS per week.

    The Loughborough College International Foundation Programme offers you the choice of four pathways

    • Business
    • Science and Engineering
    • Sport
    • Computing and IT

    Each chosen pathway would contain some compulsory and some optional modules. These modules have been selected as the most suitable for progression, maximising your eligibility for your undergraduate degree choice.

    Entry Requirements

    An Academic IELTS for UKVI score of 5.0 overall, with no less than 4.5 in each part.

    • Five C grades or above at GCSE or O level (or other equivalent international qualification)
    • Three D grades or above at either AS or A Level

    We welcome applications from all students who have successfully completed other high school qualifications.

    TUITION FEES 20/21

    Loughborough College International Foundation Programme – Fee per Year £9,500

    Please contact the International Admissions Office for further advice. international@loucoll.ac.uk

    Progression Opportunities

    On successful completion of the Loughborough College International Foundation Programme we can offer:

    Our students applying through UCAS have previously progressed to:

    UK Universities Loughborough College international students have progressed on to
    *subject to meeting the institution’s minimum entry criteria

    We can also offer, in addition to the UCAS process:

    • Access to ten of the country’s leading universities through StudyGroup including Keele, Leicester & Kingston (London)
    • Access to over 30 UK based universities through BellerbysCollege including Oxford Brookes, Leeds and the University of Westminster

    Bellerbys College


    Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

    Key Facts



    Course Duration:

    1 Year

    College Course Code:

    • 21/22LFG7011

    Student Experience

    Read all about the experiences of Loughborough College International Foundation programme students:

    A day in the life of a Loughborough College IFP studentWhy students should choose an International Foundation Programme (IFP)


    “I chose to study at Loughborough College because the reputation of the College is excellent. I chose Loughborough as it is a sporting town, yet quiet and accessible from my home in Saudi Arabia. I also like the British accent! and I would recommend students to study at Loughborough College.”

    Ayman Afeef

    Saudi Arabia