International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year

The Bachelors degree with integrated International Foundation Year begins with the International Foundation Year programme and can be a four, five or six-year degree.

This initial year prepares you for entry onto an undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds. Based on campus, all of your teaching will be delivered by University of Leeds academics and you will have full access to all University facilities.

Details about the International Foundation Year

Profile: Heba Attiah

During my foundation year I took academic classes […] directly related to my Bachelors degree programme. These classes helped me to adjust to the different learning style at university. It also pushed me socially - there was a really diverse mix of students in my class and it was a new experience.

Heba Attiah Student International Foundation Year and MA in Digital and Interactive Design

View profile for Heba Attiah

Life as an international student

We are proud to accept high achieving students from across the world onto our Leeds International Foundation Year.

Martin Maule, Director of International Pathway Programmes

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