Pathways to University

IFG foundation programmes are recognised and accepted by a wide range of universities, allowing our students to progress to a wide range of exciting and career-enhancing degree level courses in the UK and now Australia. Additionally, the IFG Medical Foundation has progression routes to medical programmes in the UK and Europe and the Caribbean. IFG guarantees that all students who pass our foundation courses and gain a sufficiently high language qualification will receive offers from our university partners.

One-to-one advice on university and course options

Deciding where and what you want to study is one of the most important decisions that you will make and often one that determines your future career. Therefore during the first term of your IFG Foundation Programme you will receive one-to-one university advice sessions from our academic staff. If you are studying at one of our partner centres then you will have advice sessions virtually with our London academic staff as well as support from teachers at your centre.

All IFG partner universities have their own unique attraction and areas of excellence and offer a wide variety of career-enhancing courses. Therefore during your one-to-one meeting we will discuss your strengths, interests, and the type of career that you want. This will help us to match you to the universities and courses that are best for you.

Advice on university life

Another important decision is where and what type of university you want to go to. As an IFG student you have the opportunity to apply for universities around the UK and can choose between city-based universities in London, Birmingham and Coventry or campus universities like The University of Essex and University of East Anglia (UEA). Or you could study at one of our partner universities in Australia and experience the Aussie way of life. So when giving you advice, we will focus on your future university experience, as well as your academic and career goals.

Your university application

Once you have decided where and what you want to study, the next step is completing your application. If you are going to study in the UK your application will be made via an online system called The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), which allows students to apply to up to 5 university courses. If you are applying to a non-UK university then you will usually need to complete an online application. Either way, IFG will guide you through your application and ensure you submit it on time. We then continue to support you through the process until you have completed your Foundation and have a confirmed university place.

Your personal statement

The personal statement is an important part of your university application. It is your opportunity to tell your university about you, your interests, your achievements and importantly why they should offer you a place. It is important that your personal statement comes from you but IFG academic staff will give feedback to make sure that you get it right.

Starting university

Once you have successfully completed your IFG Foundation Programme we will send your results to your chosen university and they will confirm your place, accommodation and start date. You will then be set for your new university life.

Progression Agreements

United Kingdom Australia Rest of the world
Birmingham (Russell Group) Queen’s University Belfast (Russell Group) Leeds (Russell Group) Tasmania Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin (Ireland)
Brunel Central Lancashire (UCLan) Anglia Ruskin Griffith The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Medical School
East Anglia Gloucestershire East London St. George’s University (Grenada, Caribbean)
Essex Nicosia (Cyprus)
Swansea European University of Cyprus (EUC)
Reading University of Buckingham Medical School
Aston University RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC)
Coventry Sarajevo School of Science & Technology (SSST)
Chester The Medical University of the Americas (MUA)


University Offers to IFG Students 2020-2023

*Durham Reading Plymouth  UCLan
Lancaster  *Newcastle Hull West London
*Manchester Leicester Chester De Montfort
*Bristol Sussex *Liverpool Middlesex
*York *Queen Mary’s, University of London *Glasgow Westminster
*Leeds Aston Roehampton Anglia Ruskin
*Nottingham SOAS Brighton London Metropolitan
*Cardiff Oxford Brookes Birmingham City East London
Swansea Coventry *Queen’s University Belfast Regent’s
Royal Holloway City Kingston Surrey
Bradford *Birmingham Essex East Anglia
Brunel Gloucestershire *Sheffield Sheffield Hallam
Aberdeen *King’s College London Leeds Trinity Leeds Beckett
Manchester Metropolitan Kent Ravensbourne, London Keele
St Mary’s, Twickenham Greenwich Goldsmiths, University of London Liverpool John Moores
Edge Hill Northumbria Derby Northampton

* Russell Group

Universities in UAE

Branch campuses in UAE: Offers to IFG Students
*Birmingham – Dubai Middlesex – Dubai Heriot Watt- Dubai De Montfort – Dubai

* Russell Group