Foundation courses can help you plot a route onto many of the undergraduate bachelors and postgraduate Masters courses at York.

Foundation courses are for students who do not meet the academic or English language requirements for direct entry to their chosen degree. It will help you to strengthen your study, academic and English language skills before you enter university.

To find out whether you need to take a foundation course you should check the entry requirements for your country.

Preparation courses in York

Our new International Pathway College, which opened on our campus in September 2016, offers a route to bachelors and masters degrees. Progression to your chosen course is guaranteed when you complete your Pathway College course at the required level with good attendance.

The Foundation Certificate programme prepares students for progression to the first year of an undergraduate course.

The Pre-Masters programme prepares students for progression to a postgraduate degree.

Both are available in the following subject areas:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Engineering

Preparation courses in London

You could choose to complete a degree preparation course at our partner institution Kaplan International College (KIC) London.

If you successfully complete the course to the required level you will be guaranteed a place on your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate degree at York.

Other foundation courses

We regularly accept international foundation programmes from a number of different institutions. The grades required will vary depending on the course you're applying to at York.

As many of our courses are popular, there is no guarantee that we will offer you a place.

Contact us

If you'd like further advice on entry requirements, please contact us at with the name of the foundation programme you're currently studying, or intend to study and the course that you want to apply to at York.

Undergraduate admissions
ug-admissions@york.ac.uk

Contact us

If you'd like further advice on entry requirements, please contact us at with the name of the foundation programme you're currently studying, or intend to study and the course that you want to apply to at York.

Undergraduate admissions
ug-admissions@york.ac.uk