Entry Requirements for London Universities

Undergraduate Foundation Programme

English requirements

  • 5.0 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element less than 5.0, for 3-term UFP *

Extended programmes are available if you do not yet have the required English language level. This programme last 4 terms and include English language modules (ELM) followed by the 3 terms of Foundation required to apply for entry to the first year of your undergraduate degree.


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Royal Holloway Undergraduate Foundation Programme

English requirements

  • 5.0 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element less than 5.0, for 3-term UFP 

Extended programmes are available if you do not yet have the required English language level. This programme lasts 4 terms and includes English language modules (ELM) followed by the 3 terms of Foundation required to apply for entry to the first year of your undergraduate degree.

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University of London International Foundation Programme

English requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.5 in writing, with no other elements less than 5.0)

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International Year One

English requirements

  • From 5.0 IELTS or equivalent for 4 term IY1*
  • From 5.5 IELTS or equivalent for 3 term IY1*

* Your application will be assessed and you may be offered a 3 or 4 term programme depending on your English level and academic background.

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Master's Foundation Programme

English requirements

  • 3 terms – from 5.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element less than 5.5
  • 2 terms – from 6.0 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element less than 6.0

*Extended Programmes are available if you do not yet have the required English language level. These programmes last 4 or 5 terms and include English language modules (ELM) followed by the 3 terms of Foundation required to apply for entry to the first year of your Master’s degree. 


Academic Entry Requirements

To study this programme you will need to have successfully completed your Bachelor's degree or equivalent, from a recognised university.

University of London International Graduate Diploma

English requirements

3 terms - September start
English level IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no single element less than 5.5

4 terms - June start 
English level IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, with no single element less than 5.0

The 4 term extended programme is available if you do not yet have the required English language level. This programme includes English language modules (ELM) followed by the 3 terms of Foundation required to apply for entry to your postgraduate finance studies.


Academic Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this Graduate Diploma Programme you must have:

  • an acceptable bachelor degree; or
  • ‚Äčan acceptable Level 5 or Level 6 award (such as an HND or Graduate Certificate) provided this is at least 1 year full time in duration. In addition applicants must submit evidence of at least 2 years relevant work experience; or 
  • an acceptable Master’s degree (or any other acceptable/appropriately accredited Level 7 award) provided this is at least 1 year full time in duration;

In addition to one of the above, you must demonstrate competence in Mathematics at least equivalent to UK GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level at grade C or above. 

Students may need to provide a personal statement and attend an interview.