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University of Leeds “ International Foundation Year”. Susan Hunter, International Office. International Foundation Year. Structure Level 0 Only for International Students From mid-Sept to mid-June 1-week induction course before the usual 2 semesters

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University of leeds international foundation year

University of Leeds“International Foundation Year”

Susan Hunter, International Office


University of leeds international foundation year

International Foundation Year

  • Structure

  • Level 0

  • Only for International Students

  • From mid-Sept to mid-June

  • 1-week induction course before the usual 2 semesters

  • Students are fully registered as University undergraduates


University of leeds international foundation year

International Foundation Year

  • History

  • Offered since 1989/90

  • Over 1400 students - see next slide

    • including more than 120 from Qatar

  • From over 60 countries

  • For more than 100 different degree programmes


  • University of leeds international foundation year

    International Foundation Year


    University of leeds international foundation year

    International Foundation Year

    • Programmes

    • Arts

    • Business

    • Dentistry (only for students from some countries)

    • Design

    • Engineering

    • Joint Honours

    • Medicine (only for students from some countries)

    • Performance

    • Science


    University of leeds international foundation year

    International Foundation Year


    University of leeds international foundation year

    International Foundation Year

    • Subjects & Modules

    • All students take an “Undergraduate Study Skills in English” module plus modules in other subjects chosen from:

      • Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design, Economics, Mathematics, Performance, Physics & Social Science

  • All subjects except Biology are taught on Leeds’ campus

  • New Social Science modules have been added recently – these provided access to “Law” and “International Relations” for Qatar students who have studied the “literary stream” in High School


  • University of leeds international foundation year

    International Foundation Year

    • Entry Requirements

    • Above average performance in the Thanawiya Amma Grade 12 examinations with good marks in relevant subjects – typically 80%+

    • IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 72/200/530 or equivalent


    University of leeds international foundation year

    International Foundation Year

    • How to Apply

    • The Leeds IFY is NOT in the UCAS scheme

    • Students normally apply directly either online or using the IFY’s own paper application form

    • Deadline – officially 30th June but this is flexible


    University of leeds international foundation year

    International Foundation Year

    • Progression

    • To progress to yr 1, students on the IFY need to achieve grades  “typical offer” A-level grades as given in the Leeds UG prospectus

    • In practice this normally means that students should obtain marks of 60%+ in all their subjects during the IFY

    • Students are guaranteed a year 1 place at Leeds if they achieve these grades but they can apply elsewhere through UCAS during the IFY if they wish to do so


    University of leeds international foundation year

    International Foundation Year

    • Progression

    • Leeds does not have any agreements with other UK universities to accept its IFY students but many have done so

    • If students only want to join Leeds after the IFY – they do not make normal UCAS applications – they use RPA forms once their IFY results are known


    University of leeds international foundation year

    International Foundation Year

    • Success

    • The Leeds’ IFY has a very high success rate

    • Many students have gone on to obtain good UG honours degrees – see next slide

    • A significant number have also continued on to PG Masters and PhD programmes


    University of leeds international foundation year

    International Foundation Year


    University of leeds international foundation year

    International Foundation Year

    • Tuition Fees and Living Expenses

    • For 2008/09 the IFY tuition fees will be £9200

    • The cost of living in Leeds is in the region of £650 per month – this covers all expenses in Leeds, i.e. accommodation, heating, food, clothes, pocket money, books, travelling in Leeds, but not air fares


    University of leeds international foundation year

    International Foundation Year

    • Contacts

    • Sue Hunter [email protected] 00 44 113 343 4080

    • John Uren (ext.32313)

    • Christine Martin (ext.37976)

    • Gill Elliott (ext.33209 – also main IFY contact number)

    • Fax – ext. 32264

    • www.leeds.ac.uk/international/foundation.htm

    • [email protected]

    • Room 1.03, 11-14 Blenheim Terrace . . .

    • . . . 12.10, 12.11, 12.12 Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building !!!


    Thank you any questions

    Thank you!Any questions?


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