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International boarding education for students aged 14+

University Foundation Programme

Designed for motivated international students looking for a supported and focused bridge programme from international high school to UK university entry. Choose a one-year or fast-track 6 month programme.

Depending on university and career aspirations, we work with all of our students to help them choose the most suitable combination of subjects to study for University Foundation. 

University Foundation Programme:

Quick facts:

  • One year of full-time study
  • Three subjects plus English language
  • Progression to university on successful completion of the programme
  • Age: 16½+
  • Entry requirements: A good secondary or high school level of education
  • English language level: IELTS 4.5+
  • Start date: September
  • Course length: 3 terms
  • Average class size: 10
  • Hours per week: 20+

Fast-track University Foundation Programme

Quick facts:

  • New! Now available at CATS Cambridge (up to 50% scholarships available)
  • For highly ambitious students
  • Age: 16½+
  • Entry requirements: A good secondary or high school level of education. A good school report (previous experience in the subject and level is preferable)
  • English language level: IELTS 5.0+
  • Start date: January
  • Course length: 2 terms
  • Average class size: 6
  • Hours per week: 30+

Subjects

Students choose three subjects to study for the full one year programme. Academic English is compulsory for all non-native speakers.
We guide students to the best combination of subjects depending on the subject they wish to study at university.

  Cambridge Canterbury London
  3 term
(Sept start)
2 term
(Jan start)
3 term
(Sept start)
3 term
(Jan start)
3 term
(Sept start)
2 term
(Jan start)
Accounting    
Art          
Biology
Business Studies
Chemistry
Computing          
Economics
Geography        
Government and Politics        
History      
International Relations        
Law        
Mathematics
Mathematics for Business          
Media Studies          
Physics
Psychology      
Sociology    

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CATS Canterbury also offer Art portfolio (non exam) for January start.

Students should use this table as a guide to indicate their subject preferences.

Example subject combinations, in preparation for some of the key professions:
Law
  • Maths
  • Sociology
  • Law/History
Engineering
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
Business
  • Business
  • Geography
  • Economics
Media
  • Media Studies
  • Psychology
  • Business Studies
Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Maths

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Academic English

This programme guarantees entry to all CATS academic programmes and teaches grammar, common terms and expressions regularly used in academic subjects.

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Results and Destinations
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