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Confused about University, Foundation Year, and Offers

Do you need an offer to get into a Foundation Year? And Do I need an offer to get into a certain university?

I'm a junior high school student in the Philippines and since my hs diploma won't be enough for direct entry requirements, what can I do to boost my chance for an offer? Are all the requirements (from UK or Australian unis) based on grades alone or also extracurricular activities? Really confused and lost TOT
Original post by ghmmy
Do you need an offer to get into a Foundation Year? And Do I need an offer to get into a certain university?

I'm a junior high school student in the Philippines and since my hs diploma won't be enough for direct entry requirements, what can I do to boost my chance for an offer? Are all the requirements (from UK or Australian unis) based on grades alone or also extracurricular activities? Really confused and lost TOT

Universities give you an offer for a course you have applied for through UCAS. Yes, you need an offer to do a foundation year course. You want to do level 3 qualifications
Your personal statement can include extracurricular activities.
i read this: https://kabayanremit.com/blog/lifestyle/education-system-philippines/
Ao your in junior high school student, so you are in K 7 to 10.
you apply to university after senior high school, K 11 to 12. Is this correct?
Reply 2
"you apply to university after senior high school, K 11 to 12. Is this correct?"

yeah, that's correct. what does it mean to do level 3 qualifications? and does UCAS also need any A-levels or is it just a registration thing? thanks!
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Original post by ghmmy
"you apply to university after senior high school, K 11 to 12. Is this correct?"

yeah, that's correct. what does it mean to do level 3 qualifications? and does UCAS also need any A-levels or is it just a registration thing? thanks!

Universities require you to do level 3 qualifications: which are equivalent to your qualifications you gain after completing K12. Some courses only require you to have certain grades, others require specific subjects . As international students are applying with different qualifications, UCAS points are used. It convert your grades to UCAS points.
UCAS is only used in the UK (I am from the UK).
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjBtcS2jf2AAxUW9rsIHTNQDpQQFnoECBUQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ucas.com%2F&usg=AOvVaw3FCL9qROGM7T1VQhCOHUjX&opi=89978449

UCAS allow you to apply to UK university courses.
(edited 9 months ago)
Reply 4
Original post by BankaiGintoki
Universities require you to do level 3 qualifications: which are equivalent to your qualifications you gain after completing K12. Some courses only require you to have certain grades, others require specific subjects . As international students are applying with different qualifications, UCAS points are used. It convert your grades to UCAS points.
UCAS is only used in the UK (I am from the UK).
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjBtcS2jf2AAxUW9rsIHTNQDpQQFnoECBUQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ucas.com%2F&usg=AOvVaw3FCL9qROGM7T1VQhCOHUjX&opi=89978449

UCAS allow you to apply to UK university courses.


so if i apply thru UCAS and get an offer, I will have to do a Foundation Year because I didn't get any A-levels or IGCSE?
Reply 5
Original post by ghmmy


I'm a junior high school student in the Philippines and since my hs diploma won't be enough for direct entry requirements, what can I do


Look at doing an International Foundation Year run by a Uni that offers the main degree that you want to do.
For these you do not apply through UCAS but directly to that Uni. If you successfully complete the IFY then you have automatic entry to the main degree the following year.

Examples :
University of Bristol - https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2024/international-foundation-programme/
Queen Mary, University of London - https://www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students/pathway-programmes/ify/
University of Kent - https://www.kent.ac.uk/international-programmes/international-foundation-programme
Etc etc.
Original post by ghmmy
so if i apply thru UCAS and get an offer, I will have to do a Foundation Year because I didn't get any A-levels or IGCSE?

What qualifications do you get after completing K12?

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywithus/international-applicants/country-info/countryinformation/philippines.aspx#:~:text=If%20you%20have%20taken%20High,selected%20providers%20in%20the%20UK.
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Reply 7


by qualifications do u mean like, a high school diploma? cause senior high(K12) graduates can work and not go to uni/college but landing good careers are rare so we still have to get degrees in college/uni. for us to get A-levels or IB or anything close to international qualification, we need to seek out specific international schools-- but i cant do that since where i live there arent many international schools. Plus i read that I can study IGCSE online but have to take the exam onsite,, still unsure about that also
Reply 8
Original post by McGinger
Look at doing an International Foundation Year run by a Uni that offers the main degree that you want to do.
For these you do not apply through UCAS but directly to that Uni. If you successfully complete the IFY then you have automatic entry to the main degree the following year.

Examples :
University of Bristol - https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2024/international-foundation-programme/
Queen Mary, University of London - https://www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students/pathway-programmes/ify/
University of Kent - https://www.kent.ac.uk/international-programmes/international-foundation-programme
Etc etc.


Do i still need an offer from the uni to get into an International Foundation Year or can i directly enter it thru the uni? thanks for the info btw!
Reply 9
Original post by ghmmy
Do i still need an offer from the uni to get into an International Foundation Year or can i directly enter it thru the uni? thanks for the info btw!


You would apply directly to the Uni for a place on the International Foundation course - you do not need to also apply for a place on the main degree.

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