Science with Foundation Year international students

The Science Foundation Certificate is a one-year, full-time course, designed for international students (non-EU whose first language is not English) of high academic ability who need extra study to reach the level required for entry to a bachelors degree. The courses are recognised as equivalent to A levels and as an entry route into a range of popular courses at Nottingham and other universities in the UK.
Year of entry
1 year
Type of study
A level offer
Required subjects
Five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 5 (B) or above, including maths plus biology and chemistry or science (double) or science and additional science or core and applied science plus English language, at grade 4 (C) or above*. Applicants must not have qualifications that would normally permit entry to a science degree.

*Grade 5 (B) is needed in English language if you wish to progress to medical physiology and therapeutics, physiotherapy, sport rehabilitation, or pharmacy
IB score
5.5 (with no less than 5.0 in any element)
UK/EU fees
Course location
University Park
Course places


Entry requirements

Year one


Fees and funding

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This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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