University Foundation Course

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University Foundation

This English preparation course for British universities is a one-year programme to prepare you to succeed in a university course in the UK. The course is aimed at students who have completed their secondary education and typically need an additional year of study to be able to apply for an undergraduate degree in the UK.

The course starts in September, and combines Academic English and IELTS preparation in the morning with English for specific purpose study in the afternoon.

We take a personalised approach to students’ needs and our University Pathway Service ensures students are fully guided and supported when deciding on their university choices. Over 20 years of delivering our University Foundation Course means we have built up excellent relationships with a number of universities who have accepted our students onto their degree programmes. Check out our course information.

What you can expect from the course

Course facts

Who is this course for?
Students who want to access a course at a university in the UK. Minimum age - 18
group of students
features and benefits
Your course includes
Learning materials

Classroom materials and first course book

Self-study workbook

SGI self-study workbook and study skills guide


SGI's programme of social and cultural activities


University entrance advice

Student support

Student Support services

Placement test

Placement test and interview

Welcome pack

Welcome Pack and welcome meeting

Homework Club

Access to the afternoon Homework Club


Certificate of Progress

Not sure about your English level? Take our free online English test