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The University of London, established in 1836, is a world leading university. It is a federation of 17 colleges and 10 specialist institutes famed for excellent teaching and outstanding research. The University of London International Programmes, established in 1858, is the world’s oldest provider of degrees through distance and flexible learning. The University of London has launched an exciting new preparatory programme for aspiring university students called the International Foundation Programme, a challenging and inspiring programme designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need for rigorous undergraduate study.

Academic direction for the International Foundation Programme is provided by the University of London International Academy. Their academics have developed the syllabus, prepared the study materials, and provide assessment of students. This foundation programme is taught for eight months, and is equivalent in standard to qualifications studied in year 13 in a UK school (e.g. ‘A’ levels). When you successfully complete the programme you will gain guaranteed entry to a degree in the field of economics, management, finance and the social sciences offered through the University of London International Programmes, with direction academic from the University of London International Academy.

Kyoto International University is the first institution to have been approved to teach this programme in western Japan, and will offer it for the first time at their campus in Kyotanabe starting September 2016.

Enroll in the UOL IFP Programme in Japan

Kyoto International University will become the first centre in western Japan
to provide academic classes for the UOL IFP Programme.

The UOL IFP opens the doors to those who have not taken the A-Levels or completed an International Baccalaureate program (IB Program). The programme can be completed in a minimum of one academic year and is taught onsite in Kyoto by KIU professors under the academic direction of the University of London International Academy. At the end of the course, students will be assessed by examinations administered by the University of London. Students who successfully finish the IFP will be able to transfer to a Diploma in Economics or Social Science or almost all other undergraduate degrees offered through the University of London International Programmes. Students also will be eligible to apply to study at the University of London and other UK institutions as well as at universities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other countries.

How does the UOL IFP Programme work?

The UOL International Foundation Programme consists of four courses (one compulsory course and three elective courses).

The programme can be completed in a minimum of one academic year and a maximum of three academic years. As a guide, each course requires 150 hours of study time including classroom and private study. Kyoto International University has been approved to provide teaching and support for this programme. This programme may not be studied independently.

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