admissions criteria

The generally applied Admissions Criteria are the following:

  • to be aged 17+ at the start of the programme

  • to have a good proficiency in English, for example to have passed the GCSE English with at least a C grade or IELTS 5.0 exams. (see note below)

Admissions Criteria are flexible to accommodate for various candidates.  Applications will be considered from applicants who do not meet the normal minimum age requirement for admission. Each application will be considered on an individual basis, and the decision taken at the discretion of the University of London.

english requirements

A common challenge that most students face is they do not meet the entry requirement in the English proficiency for direct entry to universities. Foundation programme is a key solution in addressing that gap in providing you with the extra support to improve your grades. 

Support is always available, as an additional part of the IFP curriculum, to help you improve your English proficiency and to be able to better cope with your classes and exams.

computer requirements

Students shall need to have their own lap-top computer (or mobile device) with an internet connection to access the University's website and the Student Portal.

The University of London sets minimum basic requirements because your study resources are accessible via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly.

For more information please visit bit.ly/computer-reqs

start dates

The programme starts in October and January of each year:

  • - Duration: 8 months (full-time, September start); 18 months (part-time) or 14 months (January start)

  • - Exams:    the final exams will be in May of each year

  • - Application deadlines: September

tuition fees

The total cost of tuition for the IFP for the academic year 2022/2023 is €7,500. 

What is included:

  • the cost of registration and examination for the IFP with the University of London.

  • all tuition support and lecture notes as well as access to electronic lecture notes for each of the courses studied.

  • university preparation course offered in addition to the IFP courses

 

What is excluded:

  • English preparatory classes are paid extra,  The cost for this will be calculated at the time of registration once the level of English language proficiency is known.

  • Exam fees charged by the British Council at examination centres

  • A hard copy of the Essential reading books for each of the courses

  • UCAS application fees

scholarships and financial aid

Scholarships and Financial Aid is awarded based on financial criteria, regardless of previous academic performance. The amount of the grant provided depends upon the student’s personal circumstances.  Students interested in this type of grant must submit an application to the Director of the IFP.  More guidance on the Scholarships and Financial Aid could be received from the Director of the IFP.

The IFP is not eligible for the grant given by the Cyprus government to university students.

how to apply

There is a University of London registration deadline in October. 

You may send us a request by filling in the application form HERE or by sending a message in the 'contact us' section.  You may even call us on (+357) 99565186.  Once we receive your application, we will invite you for a chat to discuss your study options.

 

We will complete the application and registration process with the University on your behalf.  Upon confirmation of placement, students will be registered as IFP students with the University of London and will also be issued a University email address.

For help with your application, please call (+357) 99565186 or email foundation@americanacademy.ac.cy.