International Foundation Programme

Programme Overview

International Foundation Programme is a globally recognised programme, an alternative to an A Level or Access to HE qualification. IFP is a 9 month full-time course which offers students with an opportunity to gain entry to degrees at the London School of Business and other leading universities in the United Kingdom. By pursuing this Programme, a student will be able to develop a strong understanding of his/her chosen subject/s, providing them with practical knowledge of various research methods that are important in higher education.

Why should I choose this course?

Key Features

  • The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business will help prepare a student with everything that they require to achieve success during their term as an undergraduate student here in the UK.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Business at London School of Business will help international students in becoming academically adept to pursue higher education here in the United Kingdom.
  • A first track route to London School of Business and other prestigious UK universities for students who lack British A level or equivalent qualifications.
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Key Facts

Mode of Study
Full Time

9 Months or 6 Months (Fast track)

UK / EU / Full Time – £9,250
International – £11,500

Payment Plan

Available for 20 students

Campus / Online

June 1st


Term 1

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Information and communications technology (ICT)

Term 2

  • How Business Operates

  • Acadamic and Research Skills for Business

  • Marketing Principles and Techniques

  • Communication Skills for Business

Entry Requirements

We recognise a range of qualifications from across the world. Please get in touch with us to discuss specific country requirements for your country.
  • Minimum Age is 16+
  • High School Graduation. To know More about Specific Country Entry requirements.
  • Academic qualifications are not always necessary – commercial or industrial experience might be more relevant. For detailed information Contact Us.
  • Minimum IELTS required is 4.5 which is B1 (Pre-intermediate).

How to Apply

Enrolling at London School of Business will help you study in a diverse mix of cultures, providing an opportunity to socialise and make friends from nations across the globe. Apply now, and one of our Admission Advisors will be in touch to support you through the process.

You can use the following link to apply for the programme:

  • Personal details
  • Family information
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Global interests and experiences

There is no application fee.

  • Proof of your academic achievements, including official school transcripts
  • Evidence of English proficiency, i.e: TOEFL/IELTS/ Functional Skills Level 2 (if English is not your native language)
  • GMAT/SAT/ACT scores (optional)
  • One academic reference
  • A Personal Statement as an essay (400–500 words)
  • Scholarship and financial aid application included with the application form

In order to assess your eligibility for the programme, we will review your profile and your expectations from your career. This will be done via an in-person, telephonic or video conversation. In addition, we will mark your English proficiency for the course as well, and advise on further actions to be taken on your part.

Once your application and personal assessment interview are completed, you will receive an admission decision within two weeks. If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, feel free to contact your Admission Advisor.

If you are accepted into the program and have decided to start your studies at London School of Business, you must confirm your place prior to confirmation deadline.

Once we confirm your student status with us, we will be sending out useful information regarding your pre-arrival, and pre-enrolment.  Not only that, we will work alongside to make sure you have a seamless arrival in the UK.

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or tailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework re-submission). Any costs associated with work placements will be the student’s responsibility.

2020 Applicants

UK and EU students

Full-time fees – £9,250 per year

For full details, please visit our fees and funding webpage

International students

Full-time fees – £11,500 per year

For full details, please contact us.


The level of competition for scholarships and educational awards is very high. We recommend that you apply for the course early if you plan to apply for a related award.

For some of our scholarships, you will need an offer to study the course to be eligible. Even where it is not a requirement, holding an offer to study can often benefit a funding application.

We offer funding support to suitable candidates through a range of scholarships. A scholarship can be applied when you have been accepted and been offered a place to study your chosen course.

  • Global Ambassador Scholarship
  • Income Based Scholarship

Scholarships of up to 70% are available for candidates under the Global Ambassador Scholarship scheme. The total value awarded will be determined by your academic and professional achievements.

Applicants must provide recent financial information. We will consider any circumstances and please contact us for more information.

30 % Fee Reduction

We are proud to offer our students scholarships to support their tuition fees

Who is it for?

  • You might have excelled in studies in your home country, however your qualifications either do not meet, or are not recognized by UK higher education entrance requirements.
  • You are looking for a programme that polishes your skills in English, making you fluent and confident.
  • You are seeking some flexibility to undertake an exam such as IELTS or Cambridge, once you develop the appropriate level of English.
  • Your skills and special interest options allow you to tailor the course to your own needs.
  • You want an intensive period of studies in an English-speaking world to familiarise yourself with British culture and education.
  • You would like to lay a firm foundation to increase your success with any future studies or global career path.

Benefits to you

  • Guarantees a place in LSB and other venerated UK universities.
  • Helps you gain vital study skills in case you consider opting for further education.
  • To live and study in the prestigious British Culture.
  • Enhance your CV and future career prospects.

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Please contact us on +44 (0)20 3305 8124 or send us an email to to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.



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