Running for 40 years, the University of Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a one-year full-time course designed to prepare you for undergraduate study in the UK.
It is ideal if you do not meet academic requirements for direct entry to a UK university and Kent offers guaranteed progression to over 220 degree courses. Provided you meet the progression requirements for your chosen degree, you can begin your degree studies without needing to make a UCAS application to the University. In 2020, 91% of Kent students progressed onto Kent degree programmes.
We spoke to Evelyn Sam who completed the IFP and is now in the second year of her Psychology degree at Kent to learn more. If you would like to study at Kent, learn more in our upcoming 'Studying at the University of Kent as a Nigerian Student Webinar' and you can register online for free entry today.
Studying IFP at Kent: Student View
“While doing my research when applying for universities, I saw that Kent has modern research laboratories and equipment, which I thought would aid my learning to a great extent. I had also come to know that they provide great student support, from the lecturers as well as other staff.
"I chose to apply via the International Foundation Programme (IFP) because I knew that it would provide me with the base I need in order to be up to the mark for undergraduate study. The IFP helped me to understand what Kent expected from me when it came to the academic side of my university life.
"I feel safe at Kent because there are people I can rely on if ever I am in a difficult situation. I have downloaded the SafeZone app which gives me quick access to campus security. So far I have had no problems while staying at Kent. It was really easy to make friends as the University organised multiple events in the Welcome Week where you can interact with a lot of people.
"I feel that joining or being part of a society, whether it was a sport society or a cultural society, did definitely give me more of an opportunity to make friends as well as trying out something new. There were many things that I enjoyed but the thing I liked most was the fact that there were students from different parts of the world which meant that it was very diverse. As an international student, it made it easier to relate to them for a lot of things, as well as making it a less challenging experience to settle into university life.
"I would definitely recommend IFP to other students as it creates a pathway that will help them to get ahead and stay on track when they move on to the first year of their undergraduate degree. I found that doing the IFP was really useful as it helped me to improve on my essay writing as well as understand the meaning of good academic practice.”
Study with the University of Kent
If you would like to study at Kent, learn more in our upcoming 'Studying at the University of Kent as a Nigerian Student Webinar' and you can register online for free entry today.