Develop and strengthen your English language and academic skills and gain a place on an undergraduate degree of your choice at the University of Reading.
If you are an international student without British A level qualifications (or the equivalent) and would like to study at the University of Reading but your confidence with English is quite low then the International Foundation and Language Programme (IFLP) is the perfect foundation programme for you.
The IFLP is a full-time programme running from July to June each year. All students will complete eight weeks of language training and then join the International Foundation Programme (IFP) in September. The IFP is University-led and therefore subject to the same quality and assessment procedures as the rest of the University, ensuring a consistently high level of teaching. You can apply for scholarships to help fund your time here and, if you are aged 17 or over, you are eligible for a place in halls on our award winning campus.
All students will study "International English plus" and "Academic skills" and then, depending on your choice of degree, you will select two modules from a range of subjects such as Biology, English Literature and Mathematics for Finance, Economics and Business. You will be taught by the same experienced University academics who teach the undergraduates and postgraduates. A personal tutor will be assigned to support and guide you through your studies.
As well as improving your knowledge and skills the IFLP aims to familiarise you with life at University. We encourage all our students to take part in extra activities, make new friends and have new experiences. The IFP Away Day is the highlight of the IFP and IFLP calendar. Both staff and students visit an activity centre giving you the chance to practice your skills in a new environment. You can put your problem solving, communication, and team building skills to the test whilst climbing, orienteering, and kayaking.
By the end of this programme you will have improved your English language skills, gained academic training in your chosen subjects and achieved the transferable skills necessary for undergraduate study. Upon successful completion of the ILFP you will be guaranteed a place on your chosen degree course in the September the following year.