The International Foundation Programme (IFP) has been specifically developed for international students who want to study for an undergraduate degree. It is a full-time course. It provides students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to embark upon undergraduate study at an overseas university.

// Programme Dates

Our Intensive International Foundation Programme (IIFP) starts on Monday 7th January 2019 and is due to end on Friday 28th June 2019.

// About the Programme

The IFP has been specifically developed for international students who want to study for an undergraduate degree but do not possess British A-Level qualifications (Year 13).

You will have completed your secondary school education in your own country and are looking for a programme that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to embark upon undergraduate study at an overseas university.

The IFP (NCC Education International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education – L3IFDHES) at WE Bridge Academy is awarded by NCC Education.

We are partnered with the University of South Wales (USW) and with Cardiff Metropolitan University.

// Pathways

  • Business
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Science

// Course Length and Price

9 months (September to June) International Foundation Programme

6 months (January to June) Intensive International Foundation Programme

Cost: £14,000

* specific entry requirements apply – please see below.

// Entry Requirements

September: IELTS 4.5 overall, with at least 4.0 in each component, or equivalent
January: IELTS 5.5 overall, with at least 5.0 in each component, or equivalent

Plus successfully completed secondary school education in an appropriate range of subjects.

NOTE: If a student does not have a valid IELTS score, students can take a free placement test which will provide evidence of their level of English. Please contact us if you require a free test.

// Guaranteed Entry Routes

These are universities that guarantee WE Bridge Academy students a place on their chosen course after successful completion of the IFP.

  • Bangor University (UK)
  • Birmingham City University (UK)
  • University Centre Croydon (UK)
  • University of Chester (UK)
  • Central Queensland University (Australia)
  • Carroll University (USA)

// University Partners

Successful completion of the IFP allows students to directly apply to one of our university partners:

// Standard Entry Routes

These are universities that may not officially guarantee a place, but certainly welcome, and view favourably, applications from WE Bridge Academy students.


Aston University, Coventry University ISC, De Montfort University, INTO Newcastle University, INTO University of East Anglia, Keele University ISC, Kingston University London, Kingston University London ISC, Leeds Beckett University ISC, Liverpool John Moores University, London Metropolitan University, Northumbria University, Nottingham Trent University, Oxford Brookes University, Sheffield Hallam University, Staffordshire University, The University of Northampton, The University of Nottingham, University of Central Lancashire, University of Essex, University of Gloucestershire, University of Huddersfield ISC, University of Leeds, University of Lincoln ISC, University of Liverpool, University of Sussex ISC, University of Westminster, University of Wolverhampton, University of Worcester, University of York


INTO Queen’s University Belfast


Abertay University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Heriot-Watt University, University of West of Scotland


Flinders University Study Centre, Taylors College


Fraser International College, Thompson Rivers University


Berkeley College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Heidelberg University, Humboldt State University, Southern Oregon University, The University of Vermont, University of Idaho, University of North Alabama

// How We Contact You – Important Information

As part of the application process, we need certain documents from you to process your application and issue your offer letter. If we need information from you, we will request it in the following ways:

  • By email – please ensure the email is genuine and ends with ‘’
  • From our main phone number: +44 (0)2920 225 656
  • Genuine calls from our Housing Officer will originate from the mobile number ending 9716 or from the main number above
  • We will never ask you to provide personal data by text message

If you are asked to submit personal data by any other means and would like to check the request is genuine, please call us on +44 (0)2920 225 656.