International Foundation Programme | University of Edinburgh

Structure and Content

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

The IFP in 2024/2025

All teaching for the 2024-25 academic year will take place in-person at the University of Edinburgh's Holyrood Campus.

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Courses for 2024/2025

All of the courses within the International Foundation Programme have been specifically designed to ensure you have the best possible start to your university learning experience. As each course progresses, its academic, individual study and assessment requirements will gradually become closer to those you will experience in your first year of degree level study.

The optional courses you will take will depend on which UG degree programme you wish to apply to after the IFP. Your Personal Tutor will ensure that your optional course choices prepare you for degree-level study.

Teaching & Assessment

Every course within the International Foundation Programme will be taught by expert and supportive University of Edinburgh academics.

In most courses, you will take practice assessments which have been designed to help you develop your academic skills and prepare you for degree level study. Further details of course content, structure and assessment methods for each course will be confirmed closer to the start of the 24/25 academic year. Below is an example of what IFP students are currently studying.