International Foundation

Our online International Foundation Programme in Business is designed to prepare you for a successful start at a UK university.

Across 3 or 4 terms, you will develop the academic skills and language proficiency needed for progression into an undergraduate degree programme of your choice at an English-speaking university.

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Why you should choose the International Foundation

  • 19.5 hours of live lessons per week (3 term course)
  • 16 hours per week of group and individual self-directed activities per week
  • Small classes with individual attention
  • Live lessons with experienced UK teacher
  • Guided self-study and pastoral support
  • Gain university level study skills

Course Structure

Why should you choose the International Foundation Programme in Business?

This programme is ideal for you if you are an international student seeking to bridge the gap between your high school qualifications and the academic or language requirements of an undergraduate degree in the UK.  

This 120-credit programme will provide you essential subject knowledge, familiarise you with the demands of university life and enhance your language skills to meet the requirements of your chosen degree.  

On successful completion of the programme, you will be able to progress into an undergraduate degree of your choice at a partner university in the UK. 

International Foundation Course in Business

  • Improved English and study skills to achieve at least Oxford ELLT or IELTS level 6. 
  • Enhanced awareness and confidence in academic contexts. 
  • Understanding of essential concepts in economics, accounting, finance, and business. 
  • Insights into various types of business environments, management, and marketing. 

Programme Modules

This module will build on your existing English language abilities and will adequately prepare you for study at an undergraduate level. 

This module will help you gain knowledge and skills in research, including identifying sources, presenting arguments, and understanding higher education in the UK. 

This module will develop coursework writing skills in your specific field of study.

This module will enhance your mathematic skills and help you understand British notation and maths required for business.

This module focuses on high maths and is required for progression onto certain economics, computing, and accounting degree options. 

This module will provide you an understanding of economics, economic theory, and terminology.

This module will develop your awareness of marketing tools and their use in business. 

This module builds upon mathematics and introduces business accounting and finance.

This module will introduce you to fundamental terminology and theories within the business and management world.

Course Cycle

  Autumn-Spring   Winter-Summer  Spring-Winter 

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Studied over 2 terms 



Start: January  Start: April/May 
Transition to your chosen university  Start: September  Start: September  Start: January 

The programme is delivered across three 10-week terms. 


The pricing for the programme is applicable worldwide. 

  • Three-term course = £15,000 
  • Four-term course = £16,400 

Scholarships are available for international students. For enquiries related to scholarships, please contact the admissions team at 

Progression Degree Options

Completing our International Foundation Programme can lead to admission in undergraduate business degrees at partner universities. Several of our university partners also offer opportunities for progression into a broader selection of non-business degree programmes.

Check the full list of our partner universities and available degree options.

Our team will help you choose the ideal study options based on your academic background and performance in this programme. All applications to our university partners will be assessed by the university and admission will be subject to their entry requirements. 

Entry Requirements

To enrol on the programme, you must demonstrate that you satisfy the academic and English language entry criteria. Our admissions team will work with you to determine the best path forward, ensuring that you have the necessary information and guidance to meet the prerequisites for joining the programme. 

Academic Entry Requirements 

  •  National High School diploma of domicile or equivalent to 5 UK GCSE’s grades A-C

English Language Entry Requirements 

Oxford ELLT*, IELTS or equivalent: 

  • 4-Term Course = Minimum of Oxford ELLT 3 (no component below 2)/IELTS 4.5 (no component below 4) 
  • 3-Term Course = Minimum of Oxford ELLT 4 (no component below 3)/IELTS 5 (no component below 4.5) 

*For more information about Oxford ELLT, visit: 

  • Laptop with webcam and audio capabilities.
  • Reliable internet connection.


I found this course extremely helpful as it prepared me for studying at a British university. It has taught me how to participate in various activities, which will be beneficial for my future studies. Moreover, I appreciate the teaching style of the course.

Kaushalbai Patel
2022 Online Pre-Master's Programme

I enjoy studying with my classmates, because we make progress together, give feedback together, and have made good memories. The teachers are also very good, they take good care of our study and life, and give us good guidance.

Zheng Langxing
2022 Online Pre-Sessional English course

My experience was really good and it really helps save time because it’s based online. Face-to-face parts were really comfortable because the professor was friendly. OI Digital Institute admissions team respond to emails really fast and they really helped me clear up any queries.

Pruthvi Lokesh

Frequently Asked Questions

Step 1 Select your programme from the following webpages by clicking here: Foundation Programme 

Step 2 Click the application link: Foundation Programme Application Form

Step 3 Complete application form 

Step 4 Upload academic and language certificates 

Step 5 Submit 

Following an application our admissions team will assess this to ensure all requirements are met. 

You will receive an offer with details of how to make your payment. 

Before your programme starts, you will receive a welcome pack with everything you need to start. 

Oxford International employs a group of dedicated and highly experienced teachers who are passionate about teaching. With a wealth of experience in traditional and virtual classrooms as well as in the industry, our highly qualified instructors will provide you the guidance you need on your educational journey. 

We keep our classes small, so you get the attention you deserve. You will usually study with 15-20 people in the live lessons. 

Yes, you will be able to progress onto an undergraduate degree at a UK university after successfully completing this programme. Our team will assist you in applying to our partner universities, providing you with support throughout the application process. 

Our team will provide you with access to our Virtual Learning Environment, Zoom, digital library, and additional learning resources.

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