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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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International Foundation Year
  • Contacts
  • Sue Hunter s.hunter@adm.leeds.ac.uk 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
  • intfyear@leeds.ac.uk
  • Room 1.03, 11-14 Blenheim Terrace . . .
  • . . . 12.10, 12.11, 12.12 Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building !!!
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