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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.

Next Date

17 Apr 20233-Term

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 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
My experience in the OPSE course was amazing. Also, I am grateful to the teacher for her efforts and how she made my journey unbelievable. I improved in many aspects and I learnt many things. Moreover, I feel so satisfied and happy about how the school helped me to achieve my goals
Said Almamari
I now feel confident and capable to teach not only in person but in online spaces thanks to their guidance. I highly recommend the Trinity CertTESOL through the OI Digital Institute!
Leane Meiring
This course helped to systematise my knowledge of English grammar and phonology as well as gave me some important tips on the teaching methods and techniques. The most valuable tip was how to maintain the balance between student talking time and teacher talking time. Might sound easy, but it's not!
The tutors support was excellent, both Jane and Lenka put a lot of effort and created the most welcoming atmosphere with very interesting input sessions, provided detailed guidance and support with the lesson planning, demonstrated delivery of high-quality lessons & gave very personalised feedback.
Alyona Jasper
The tutors were very supportive and encouraging at all times throughout the course, which really helped me get through this super-intensive 4 weeks. Thank you so much, Lenka, Jane and Amanda! The qualification has given me more options and confidence in looking for TEFL jobs around the globe.

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