International Foundation

International Foundation


Prepare for entry into a UK university with our Online International Foundation Course. Across 2, 3 or 4 terms, you will learn the required academic skillsets and language level for direct entry into your Bachelor’s level education at an English speaking university. Three-course routes available: Business, Applied Computing, Computer Science.

Why you should choose the International Foundation

About you: You’re an international student who does not currently meet the academic or language qualifications for direct entry into a Bachelor’s Degree in the UK.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be able to progress into a range of specified Bachelor’s Degree options in line with the chosen routes in Business, Applied Computing or Computer Science, at a wide range of universities within the UK.

How it works
19.5 hours of live lessons per week (3 term course)
28 hours of live lessons per week (2 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
Student Satisfaction

Course structure & important dates

International Foundation Course in Business

This module aims to build on the existing English language ability of international students to prepare them for study at a bachelor’s level.
Equivalent to 20 credits

This module aims to build knowledge and skills in research, identifying sources, presenting arguments, and understanding higher education in the UK.

Equivalent to 20 credits

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

Equivalent to 10 credits

Build on your existing mathematic skills and help you understand British notation and maths required for business.

Equivalent to 10 credits

This module aims to develop an understanding of economics, economic theory and terminology.

Equivalent to 10 credits

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

Equivalent to 10 credits

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

Equivalent to 20 credits

This module aims to introduce students to the fundamental terminology and theories within the business & management world.

Equivalent to 20 credits

International Foundation Course in Applied Computing


International Foundation Course in Computer Science



Two-term course = £10,000

Three-term Course = £15,000

Four-term Course = £16,400

Progression degree options
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business and Event Management
  • Business and Marketing
  • Business Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business

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Where can you go upon completion?

Successful completion of our International Foundation can lead to undergraduate courses at the following universities. Our team can help you to choose the right study options depending on your academic background and academic success on this course. All applications to our university partners will be assessed by the university and subject to their entry requirements.

Why OI Digital Institute?

We provide students with high-quality online education courses. We pride ourselves on offering flexible study options tailored to your needs and recognised by leading Higher Education institutions and professional bodies.

How we're different

Our mission is to create access to education and provide more opportunities for students to achieve their higher education goals worldwide. We believe that online learning can and should be more than reading pages of text and watching videos of a person who you’ve never met and probably never will. Real people, real teachers and genuine contact can make a good experience great. And we should know, as part of Oxford International, we’ve been helping international students achieve exceptional results for 30 years.

What our students say?

We create our courses with students in mind. We look at helping you to achieve results while also enjoying the experience of learning. As such, we regularly receive great feedback from our students, and we use this to find ways to always do more for you while you’re studying with us. Hear more about what our students have to say…

Entry requirements

To join the course, you’ll need to show you meet the academic and English entry requirements. Not to worry, if you can’t find what you need here, speak to our Admissions team, who can find the right way forward for you.

You will have completed a High School Diploma or equivalent in your country
4 Term Course = Minimum of IELTS 4.5 (with no component below 4.0)
3 Term Course = Minimum of IELTS 5.0 (with no component below 4.5)
2 Term Course = Minimum of IELTS 5.5 (with no component below 5.0)
2 Term (June cohort only for student entering IFY1) = Minimum IELTS 5.0 (no component below 4.5)
Laptop with webcam & audio capabilities
Reliable Internet connection

Meet the team

Passionate, creative and caring, our team are dedicated to helping you learn without limits.

Students and professionals use OI Digital Institute

The level of teaching, experience and patience from the course providers was absolutely incredible. It was intense, there was a lot to learn in a short space of time, but it was structured to ensure it was taught and consumed at an attainable pace. It was extremely rewarding.
Dan Parkinson
I have learned a lot during the time when I am studying Research & Academic study skills and other projects. Teachers in each class are very patient and they are always willing to help us in and after class and they always communicate with us actively. Improved my writing and communication skills.
Ganghao Xu
I studied with Oxford International on the 16-week pre-sessional programme and I am definitely satisfied with the course. Daily self-study and weekly assignments helped me a lot to improve myself. My favourite part of the course was that our teacher was very caring and detailed feedback.
Gizem Azman
The pre-master program has really helped me to gain knowledge of academic skills. I would really suggest my friends to use this course
Mohammad Azaz Mohsin
It may sound intimidating at first that you have to teach while you’re still technically learning to, but the course prepares you very well for it. We were taught in great detail how to best teach Grammar, Reading and Vocabulary lessons. Referring back to the lessons we were taught benefited me...
Meriam Bouarrouj
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
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

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