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International Year One

Guaranteed Entry To Year 2 Of A Bachelor's Degree

The International Year One is for international students who want to study an undergraduate degree, but do not quite have the academic or English qualifications for direct entry. It is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, but with lower entry requirements. On successful completion, most courses guarantee progression to the second year of a bachelor's degree (year 3 in Scotland1).

Why Choose This Course

  • Equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, but with lower academic and English entry requirements.
  • Guaranteed progression on successful completion for most International Year One programmes.
  • Perfect for students who passed a university foundation course, but did not get the grades required for automatic progression.
  • Ideal for AS Level students who want to progress to university without taking A2 Levels.
  • Value for money - complete your undergraduate degree in only three years!

Entry Requirements

If you do not meet these entry requirements, you should consider a University Foundation Course instead.

Type Minimum Requirements
Academic Completion of secondary school and at least one further year of study2 in your own country, or a recognised university foundation course.
English IELTS 5.0 (5.0+ in all skills).

Note: You do not need an International Year One if you already have the qualifications for direct entry to a bachelor's degree. If you are not sure, see our guide to UK university entry requirements or ask your student advisor for advice.

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1 A Bachelor's degree takes 4 years to complete in Scotland (3 years in the rest of the UK).
2 Acceptable qualifications include: Malaysia (STPM), Ghana (OND), Hong Kong (HKDSE), India (HSSC), Nigeria (OND), United Kingdom (AS Level).

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