Apply now for our flexible UFP Course or Extended UFP Course



We are still taking applications for our University Foundation Programme with an ONLINE start in January, aiming to finish with us in Bath when travel restrictions are lifted. Start the University Foundation Programme online from January if:

  • you are uncertain as to when you will receive your final high school grades and/or certificates.
  • you are not able to take an IELTs for UKVI (Academic) examination due to test centres remaining closed globally.
  • you are concerned that Visas will not be granted in time to travel.
  • international travel restrictions continue from your home country.

2) START APRIL 2021 – Extended UFP 

A four-term pre-sessional course running from April that prepares students to attend top UK universities and gives you the opportunity to improve your knowledge and academic English skills before joining a UFP course, especially suitable for those who require additional Academic English Language Support.


A three-term programme with the full course running from September to June.

Interested? Email us for more details at


Our University Foundation Programme (UFP) is a one-year intensive course that prepares students to attend top UK universities. Recognised as an A Level or International Baccalaureate equivalent, the UFP is an alternative route to degree-level studies and allows you to enter UK University if you are an EU or International student who has completed secondary school outside the UK.

Our University Foundation Programme (UFP) is world-renowned and has an excellent success rate in placing international students at top British universities. Our team has a wealth of experience in preparing students for entry into the top British universities and we have excellent relationships with many UK and international universities.


The UFP is independent of any particular university allowing our UFP students freedom of choice to apply to many of the best universities in the UK as well as international institutions. We offer extensive academic guidance based on our students’ preferences, from the start of the course all the way through to their UCAS application and personal statement, to help our students find the best university for them.


With both a January and September start date, (and April start with the Extended UFP), we offer the most flexibility than most foundation courses. Our small class sizes and personalised tuition allow us to focus more on students’ needs, resulting in exceptional academic performance leading to chosen places at desired universities.We create a curriculum tailored to the student, for the student.


A Pre-Sessional course is designed to help students improve their English and academic skills ahead of starting the UFP course in September. Students can start a pre-sessional course at anytime before the UFP course begins. It includes IELTs preparation, study skills, academic development, and cultural exposure/activities in our beautiful city of Bath.


The quality of the UFP is moderated by academics from UCL, Brunel University, City University, Royal Holloway University of London and Southampton University. It has articulation agreements with a wide range of universities. 

Course Structure

Students can choose between a variety of pathways, allowing entry into almost all undergraduate degree courses. Our current pathways are:

  • Business and Finance
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Science

Students study 6 subjects within their chosen pathway, 3 compulsory minor modules and 3 elective major modules.

3 minor modules (studied by all students)
Communication Skills/IELTS*


3 major modules in subjects that are relevant to the student’s intended degree course
Business and Finance • Accounting
• Business Organisation and Marketing
• Economics
• Further Mathematics
• Quantitative Methods
Social Sciences • Art
• Business Organisation and Marketing
• Media Studies
• Politics    • Psychology
Engineering / Technology • Chemistry
• Further Mathematics
• Physics
• Art (must be taken for Architecture degrees)
Science • Biology
• Chemistry
• Further Mathematics
• Physics

All students apply to British universities through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service, known as UCAS. The student’s Personal Tutor carefully assesses their academic record and future career ambitions before advising which universities and courses would be most suitable. The Personal Tutor helps each student to complete their UCAS application form, and writes an academic reference to accompany each  application based on the student’s performance.

We offer all exam boards to our students. Get in touch for more details on specific courses. You can apply directly via our website. You can also study the UFP at David Game College in London, close to iconic buildings such as the Tower of London, the Gherkin, the Bank of England and the Shard.

Entry Requirements:

Successful completion of secondary schooling; good level of proficiency in English (IELTS 5.5 with at least 5.0 in each component).


We are proud to say that all of our UFP students have received places at their chosen University, many within the highly regarded Russell Group.




University of Exeter Medical Sciences Malaysia
University of Plymouth Business Management Ethiopia
University of Cardiff Biochemistry St Vincent & Grenadines
University of Exeter Accounting & Business Taiwan
University of Swansea Mechanical Engineering + Year in Industry Hong Kong
University of Cardiff Psychology Hong Kong
University of Lancaster Accounting & Finance China
University of Surrey Nutrition Thailand
Coventry University Automotive Engineering Hong Kong
University of Loughborough Psychology China
London South Bank University Business Management with Finance Iran
University of Derby LLB (Law) with Foundation Nigeria/Britain




UWE Aerospace Engineering
UWE Mechanical Engineering
UWE Architecture (with Foundation Year)
University of Essex Business Management
University of Leicester Accounting & Finance
University of East Anglia Marketing & Management
University of Lancaster Business Management
University of Southampton Accounting & Finance
University of Wolverhampton Animal Behaviour & Wildlife Conservation
University of Swansea Business Management with Finance
Queen Mary, University of London Computer Science with Management




University of Exeter Law / Business & Management Studies
Cardiff University Accounting & Finance
University of Leicester Law / Management Studies
University of Reading Management & Business
University of Bath Biochemistry
University of Leeds Economics & Politics / Law
University of Nottingham Manufacturing Engineering
Bristol, University of West of England (UWE) Forensic Computing & Security
Brunel University London Electronic & Electrical Engineering with Professional Development
University of York Maths & Statistics


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    * All international students are required to take English Language tuition as part of the course programme, either to prepare them for the IELTS examination or, to ensure that all UFP students meet university English Language entry requirements. Students who are mother-tongue English speakers or have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 study Communication Skills instead of IELTS to help them prepare for the demands of university academics.

    Student Spotlight:

    So you want to build spaceships? A tale from darkest Peru. 

    The first step of this ambition was realised by a Peruvian student from Bath Academy.  At the age of ten he recognised that the Bolivian education system was not going to take him to the heights to which he aspired, namely working on a rockets and satellites. He researched degree courses worldwide and set his heart on Bath University. But how was he to convince them of his ability? Bath Academy provided the answer. Our University Foundation Programme is recognised as providing the challenge necessary for an able student demonstrate the level of ability sought by top Universities. He revelled in this challenge achieving A*, A*, A*, and is thoroughly enjoying his studies in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bath. To infinity and beyond!