International Foundation Certificate

The International Foundation Certificate (IFC) is designed to help you gain extra English Language skills and develop your subject knowledge to an undergraduate level.

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The International Foundation Certificate (IFC) is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IFC is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IFC,  you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

Why study this course

If you don’t meet the English language level and academic skills required for an undergraduate degree at an UK, EU or US university, then an International Foundation Certificate programme is the right path to still study at the University of your choice while achieving the required academic skills.

Throughout your studies you’ll benefit from small class sizes and support from qualified and experienced teachers.

Our team can provide specialist advice and guidance to you and your family on a range of matters relating to living and studying in the UK. As well as assistance with student visas. They can also provide links to the local community and produce a range of useful information so you can feel welcomed and safe in this new chapter of your life.

Available Routes
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The IFC is the first year of the International Incorporated Bachelors (IIB), which offers you a different start to your undergraduate study at De Montfort University.

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Discover your route to an undergraduate degree

You can choose from a range of Universities in the UK, EU, or the US to pursue your pathway programme and progress onto your chosen degree.

This course gives you the solid foundation in the principles of chemistry and biochemistry that you need to be able to study towards a pharmacy degree with the prestigious Leicester School of Pharmacy

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This course introduces you to a wide spectrum of topics. From politics to production, you will study everything you need to get a solid foundation in media and progress to your media-related degree.

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This is a broad course encompassing key principles of both disciplines. Designed to give you a foundation in real-world systems, to prepare you for a degree across a range of exciting areas including Cyber Security, Digital Forensics and Aeronautical Engineering.

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This course is designed to give you a solid grounding in the basic principles Of management, marketing strategy and economics as well as law, government and society, depending on your chosen route of study. Students on this course will gain insight into a wide number of organisational practices, theories and behaviours.

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This is a practical course that includes creative work as well as theory. You will learn how to manage creative projects and prepare your portfolio. Whether you are going on to study fashion or architecture, you will learn the foundations needed for your chosen discipline.

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Benefits of International Foundation Certificate

Small group sized class

up to 18 students


London, San Francisco, Oxford, Dundee, and more


Universities in the World


Nationalities on campus


progression to your University of choice

University Status

from day one you'll gain access to your University