Foundation year or no? (UK)

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I am an international student and my question is if you apply for the first year entry point to a particular university and they happen to reject you, what can you except to see in the response? Do they offer a foundation year? Or are you better off just applying to the foundation year instead as the qualifications do not match their requirements? Just want to know if anyone has knowledge on this and advice on whether I should rather apply for a foundation year to increase my chances of being accepted or do they provide the offer regardless?

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Ask your universities if they’ll make an alternative offer for foundation entry if they can’t make an offer for first year.
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And btw, not all Unis offer Foundation years.
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Being an International Mum, with kids at an International school, I've seen some of my children's school friends applying to Unis such as Bath for Business/Econ, not getting offered places but being offered a foundation year specifically for International students at a local affiliated college which feeds into the f first year of the degree course if they have obtained the required grades on the foundation course. So it does happen,but how often I don't know. As suggested I would contact the Universities that interest you directly.
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(Original post by butterflygun35)
I am an international student and my question is if you apply for the first year entry point to a particular university and they happen to reject you, what can you except to see in the response? Do they offer a foundation year? Or are you better off just applying to the foundation year instead as the qualifications do not match their requirements? Just want to know if anyone has knowledge on this and advice on whether I should rather apply for a foundation year to increase my chances of being accepted or do they provide the offer regardless?

A response would be much appreciated!
Hi butterflygun35My best recommendation would be to contact the universities you are interested in and check if your International qualifications will meet their entry requirements for the course you are interested in. For some universities, they may offer you their foundation year, if you do not meet the requirements but usually this is not guaranteed and it will be different for every university. Some universities may not have linked foundation yeer for the course you are interested in so it is worth double checking with the univeristy.

Usually, the university will be able to give you their recommendations based on your qualifications. Most universities will have a dedicated International team who will be able to handle your enquiry.

I hope this helps!

Carly
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Unis such as Bath ..... being offered a foundation year specifically for International students at a local affiliated college which feeds into the f first year of the degree course
Bath International Foundation = https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/found...-bath-college/
Bristol International Foundation = https://www.bristol.ac.uk/academic-language/study/ifp/
Surrey International Foundation = https://isc.surrey.ac.uk/programmes/...oundation-year
Leeds International Foundation Year = https://www.leeds.ac.uk/international-foundation-year

Etc, etc
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