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Foundation Diploma

in Oxford





International Foundation Diploma

Get ready for university and gain direct entry to a wide range of undergraduate degrees. 

The International Foundation Diploma (IFD) is a university preparation programme designed to bridge the gap for international students between high school and undergraduate degree studies in the UK, US, Ireland or Australia. 

If you have completed your secondary school education in your own country and you are looking for a programme that will help you develop the English language skills and subject knowledge required for an undergraduate degree courses overseas, we have got you covered.

Participating in our International Foundation Programme will also increase your cultural awareness and prepare you for living and studying in a multi-cultural environment. There are a wide range of undergraduate degree courses you can progress to from the IFD in four main subject areas: Business, Finance, Computing or Engineering.

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Why choose the International Foundation Diploma?

4 subject pathways to chose from depending on your future career plans:

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Develop the key transferable skills you will be expected to use at university such as advanced academic English, study skills and cultural awareness.

Successful completion guarantees direct entry to a wide range of undergraduate programmes in the UK, US, Ireland and Australia

Study the first 3 months online. Participate in live lessons with your tutors & classmates and have access to a wide range of interactive materials.

International Foundation Diploma Dates & Fees


14 September 2020 - 11 June 2021

Duration: 36 weeks

Average tuition: 22 hrs per week

Entry requirements:

  • IELTS 4.5 with no band less than 4.5 or equivalent 

  • Successful completion of secondary education

£9,950 Business / Finance
£11,950  Computing / Engineering


11 January 2021 - 11 June 2021

Duration: 22 weeks

Average tuition: 25 hrs per week

Entry requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 certificate with no band less than 5.0 

  • Successful completion of secondary education

£10,000  Business / Finance
£12,000  Computing / Engineering


September 2021 - June 2022

Duration: 36 weeks

Average tuition: 22 hrs per week

Entry requirements:

  • IELTS 4.5 with no band less than 4.5 or equivalent 

  • Successful completion of secondary education

£12,500  Business / Finance
£14,500  Computing / Engineering

*We offer a range of merit-based scholarships to eligible International Foundation students. Please contact our team for further details.

An accredited British qualification with direct university progression

The International Foundation Diploma is awarded by NCC Education and is an Ofqual regulated qualification

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Find Education is proud to be a part of NCC Education’s global network of Accredited Partner Centres. By studying on the International Foundation Diploma programme you can benefit from NCC Education’s extensive network of partner universities.


The IFD qualification taught at Find Education is recognised by over 70 Universities worldwide including the UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, and USA offering guaranteed or standard progression routes.

Ready to start your journey?

Get in touch with our multi-lingual team today. We speak your language. 

Guaranteed entry to undergraduate degrees

The below universities guarantee students a place on their chosen course after successful completion of the Find Education International Foundation Diploma

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Study on a University Campus in Oxford

O'Regan Centre
Oxford Brookes University
Wheatley Campus

Oxford is a vibrant city, steeped in history and with plenty of places to visit and good quality residential or homestay accommodation for all budgets.

You will be studying just seven miles from Oxford city centre at Oxford Brookes University, Wheatley Campus which offers playing fields, library, computer rooms and a shop.

As well as modern, innovative learning spaces, there are social venues and catering outlets to enjoy.
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What will you study?

The International Foundation Diploma fully prepares you for the academic environment at UK universities and helps you become an independent learner.

The programme involves a significant amount of English language teaching, study skills, cultural studies and elective subjects that reflect your career interests.

My teachers are very supportive and not just in the classroom. The lessons are delivered from person to person and they adjust them to the students' needs. They also help us with anything we need outside of school. Oxford is like a big museum, but everything revolves around studying. I love it here. 

Georgios, 18, from Greece

International Foundation Diploma student

Why choose Find Education?

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All students have weekly tutorial sessions with the Academic Manager of the Foundation Programme.


We also offer personal guidance and support with your university applications.


You will have access to the library at Oxford Brookes University, Wheatley & Headington Campuses.

Lectures notes and subject guides all in one place on our Online Learning platform.


British Council and NCC education accredited with a proven track record of quality language education.

DELTA qualified, highly experienced English tutors and expert subject tutors teaching at university level.


Study with students from around the world on a university campus and get fully prepared for academic life in the UK. 


Attend our popular social programme to get to know Oxford and your classmates.

Ready to start your journey?

Find out more about applying for your International Foundation Diploma

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