International Foundation Programme

What is the IFP?

Find out more about the International Foundation Programme.

The International Foundation Programme is a full-time, one-year programme, and is designed to prepare international students for degree-level study within the College of Arts,  Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. 


Structure and Content

The International Foundation Programme is comprised of themed courses designed to help you prepare for degree-level study.

Progression to Degree Level Study

Successful completion of the International Foundation Programme can result in progression to an undergraduate degree programme within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Programme Dates

It is essential that all students are available to participate in the Welcome and Orientation programme in early-September. Please note the dates below.

Why choose the programme?

There are many reasons to choose the International Foundation Programme at the University of Edinburgh.

Meet the IFP Teaching Fellows

The International Foundation Programme Teaching Fellows are committed to helping students thrive through their learning experiences on the Programme.

Support for Students

Forms of student support offered both within and outwith the International Foundation Programme.