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University of East London Uel international foundation programme

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University of East London Uel international foundation programme

  1. 1. International Foundation Programme The next step to your British university undergraduate degree
  2. 2. If you are keen to study an undergraduate degree, but don’t meet the normal entry requirements, then the University of East London (UEL) International Foundation Programme could be the ideal solution.
  3. 3. The University of East London | International Foundation Programme | The next step to your British university undergraduate degree 3 This course will provide you with the skills you need to progress to an undergraduate degree at UEL or a wide range of British universities. It is aimed at students who have completed secondary education, normally lasting 12 years, in their home country. The UEL International Foundation Programme will help you find out more about what it is like to study at a British university and, if necessary, help you to improve your English language skills. Students taking the UEL International Foundation Programme will benefit from our first-class teaching staff, campuses and facilities, together with the services of our dedicated International Office. You will have full access to our libraries, which are open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, together with our computer and sports facilities. You will also be able to enjoy all the cultural and leisure facilities that London has to offer. Preparing you for your British undergraduate degree Why choose the University of East London? The University of East London has been delivering quality education since 1898. We perform very well when it comes to the quality of our courses and research programmes, student satisfaction and the number of graduates that go on to find employment. • More than 4,000 overseas students from some 120 countries benefit from our wide range of academic courses, together with excellent student support and a lively social programme. • Our modern, well-equipped campuses in the heart of east London, near the historic Docklands area and the 2012 Olympic Park, have recently undergone a £170 million redevelopment programme. • We are one of the few universities in London to provide on-campus accommodation, with 1,200 modern, en-suite rooms set in the waterside setting of our Dockland campus. • Our £21 million SportsDock centre, which was the official training camp of Team USA during the 2012 Olympics, provides world-class fitness facilities and a wide range of activities, from archery to Zumba. • You’ll find everything you need on campus or within easy reach, including shops, food and drink and entertainment to suit all tastes and budgets.
  4. 4. 4 The University of East London | International Foundation Programme | The next step to your British university undergraduate degree Our campuses are less than 30 minutes from Central London, by the Docklands Light Railway, tube, train or 24-hour buses. If you fancy something more local, there are large retail parks within easy reach of our Docklands and Stratford campuses. Westfield Stratford City is Europe’s largest urban shopping centre and is just a few minutes walk from our Stratford campus. London’s ethnic diversity is reflected in its food from the famous Brick Lane curry houses to far-eastern cuisine in China town. If you prefer to cook yourself, you will find it easy to buy familiar ingredients from all over the world. Many of London’s best attractions are free, from top museums and galleries to street entertainment on the South Bank and outdoor opera in the world-famous Covent Garden. This unique course can be completed in one or two semesters, depending on your level of English. Students with IELTS 5.5, or an equivalent qualification, would normally take the one-semester programme. If you have a lower score, of IELTS 4.5 or above, you will normally be accepted onto the two-semester course. You will be expected to spend about 16 hours a week attending lessons on campus, in addition to your own independent study. Successful completion of the course can lead to automatic entry to a range of Bachelors courses at UEL. What does the International Foundation Programme provide? Studying in London IFP First Semester Language and Skills Focus Module 1: Introduction to English for Academic Purposes Module 2: Introduction to Academic Writing 1 Module 3: Introduction to Academic Writing 2 Module 4: English for Academic Foundation Programmes All modules 15 credits, all modules 4hrs in length, 16hrs/wk contact IFP Second Semester Advanced skills focus Module 1: Reading in Higher Education Module 2: From Reading to Writing Module 3: Thinking to Presenting Module 4: From Data to Report Writing All modules 15 credits, all modules 4hrs in length, 16hrs/wk contact Bachelors February Entry Point for students with IELTS 4.5 or above May Entry Point for students with IELTS 5.5 or above September Entry Point This course is subject to validation and exact content was not confirmed at the time of print. The chart above is for guidance only.
  5. 5. The University of East London | International Foundation Programme | The next step to your British university undergraduate degree 5 London is an exciting and diverse city and is home to some of the best museums, arts galleries, live music venues, theatres and restaurants in the world.
  6. 6. 6 The University of East London | International Foundation Programme | The next step to your British university undergraduate degree To join the International Foundation Programme you need to have completed 12 years of schooling in your home country. The academic requirements for the countries where the course is most popular are: India – An aggregate score of over 50% in Class 12, including 50% in maths. China – Passing middle school with an average of 60%, with 70% in year 11 maths or 60% in year 12 maths. Malaysia – SPM with six passes, including maths. Nigeria – Five credit passes of grade 1-6 from the SSCE (WAEC/NECO). If the entry requirements for your country are not listed, please email admissions.international@uel.ac.uk to check if you may be qualified to join the programme. The English language requirements for all candidates are: • For the one semester programme, you will need an overall IELTS of at least 5.5, with a 5.5 in each component, or a TOEFL of 72 plus, with at least 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing. • For the two semester programme, we require an overall IELTS of at least 4.5, with a 4.5 in each component, or a TOEFL of 50 plus, with at least 11 in listening, 6 in reading, 18 in speaking and 15 in writing. • We also accept other English language qualifications, including Pearson’s PTE, Cambridge CAE and Cambridge CPE, and certain country-specific qualifications. We are keen to make your time in the UK as straight forward as possible. That is why we have developed a support package for overseas students that starts before you even apply for a course and continues throughout your stay at the University. Support offered to international students includes: • Airport pickup • International orientation programme, trips and social activities       • Priority when applying for on-campus accommodation • Expert immigration advice from trained immigration advisers • English language support • The support of our University-based International Office. What’s more, if you live in India, Malaysia or China, our Overseas Centres can guide you through the application process. They can advise you on: • which course to select and how to apply for it • how to make a successful Tier 4 Student Visa application • life in the UK and adapting to British culture • travelling to the UK • securing accommodation. You can contact our Overseas Centres at: India Centre University of East London, 312 Radisson Suites, Sushant Lok Phase 1, Gurgaon – 122002 Tel: +91 124 4267757/8/9 Email: uelindia@uel.ac.uk  Malaysia Centre University of East London, Malaysia Centre, apbc Offices, Floor 27(PH), Centrepoint South, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603 2096 9683 Email: Malaysia@uel.ac.uk  China Centre UEL China, Room 3023, Central Place, 6 Henan Nan Lu, Shanghai, P. R. China 200002 Tel: +86 (0)21 6374 8209 Email: china@uel.ac.uk What are the entry requirements? What support does the University offer international students?
  7. 7. The University of East London | International Foundation Programme | The next step to your British university undergraduate degree 7 Tuition fees One semester course: £4,000. Two semester course: £6,500. How to apply If you live in India, China or Malaysia, please apply through your Overseas Centre (see page 6). Students from other countries should download an application form from uel.ac.uk/international and send it to us, complete with copies of your relevant qualifications, such as degree certificate and transcripts and English language qualifications. When to apply Although we don’t operate a formal closing date, you are advised to apply as early as possible and make sure that you allow enough time for a successful via application. Our International Office Staff in UEL London’s International Office will be very pleased to help you with queries you have about any aspect of your studying at UEL, including funding, living in London and accommodation. If you live in India, China or Malaysia, please contact your Overseas Centre in the first instance. You will also find lots of useful information for overseas students at uel/ac.uk/international How much does it cost and how do I apply?
  8. 8. University of East London Docklands Campus University Way London E16 2RD UK University of East London Stratford Campus Water Lane London E15 4LZ UK University of East London University Square Stratford 1 Salway Road London E15 1NF UK uel.ac.uk/international

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