This programme is as a bridge between your current qualifications and UK University undergraduate entry requirements. Furthermore, if a prospective student does not have a relatively high Apolytirion Grade or his/her English Level cannot be verified to be high (TOEFL/IELTS) then the Foundation program must be taken.
This programme is not only designed to bridge academic gaps, but also help you improve your English and learn about UK life and culture in preparation for university.
By sucessfully completing Year 0 a prospective University student is guaranteed continuation of his/her studies in his/her chosen discipline.
The aim of the Year 0 suite (Foundation program) is to provide students with the knowledge and skills base required to undertake an undergraduate programme in Engineering, Computing, Science and Humanities and consists of four pathways, Computing, Engineering, Humanities and Science.
Detailed Course Facts
- EUR 6480 Year (EEA)
- EUR 7210 Year (Non-EEA)
Tuition per credit: 54 International fee: 730 annually
Start date October 2015 Credits 120 credits per year
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible
The curriculum is designed to provide a broad programme of subject content that will enable students with a wide range of academic backgrounds and aspirations to develop an understanding and knowledge of the theory and practice of fundamental principles appropriate to each named pathway. In addition, each Year 0 pathway has been designed to allow transfer to other cognate programmes across the University. Each pathway consists of a common 60 credits designed to develop skills in the partnered subject areas of mathematics and information and communication technology and to develop personal transferable skills such as self-learning, time-management, communication, analytical and critical abilities.
Each pathway then contains a further 60 credits of courses core to the subject discipline.To complete your programme, students will need to accrue 120 credits per year. Please note that 15 credit courses are normally intended to be taught over one semester and assessed at the end of that semester whilst 30-credit courses are normally taught and assessed over two semesters.
- Language and Study Skills (30 Credits)
- Foundation Mathematics (15 Credits)
- Case Study (15 Credits)
Computer Engineering Courses
- IT Essentials (30 Credits)
- Introduction to Computer Engineering (15 Credits)
- Foundation Mathematics 2 (15 Credits)
The programme is designed to be studied in full-time mode over a period of four years or in part-time mode over a period of eight years. Students may not normally complete their study in less time than the normal duration of the programme. You may in exceptional circumstances, and with the approval of the University, extend your programme of study.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to
take an IELTS test. More About IELTS
The admissions process involves a comprehensive review of your academic background, test scores, application essay, recommendations, and activities both in school and in your community.
All candidates for undergraduate admission must submit the following:
- Application for Admission to Undergraduate Study
- Personal statement/essay
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official high school transcripts
- Official transcripts of all college work, including non-credit course work, if any, and for transfer students.
- International students should consult the International Students section.
English Language Requirement
Students are required to have a good standard of English before starting any program. For students whose native language is not English, NYC requires a minimum of TOEFL score of 197 (computer based test), IELTS 6.0, or a recognized equivalent.
All non-native English speakers who do not possess any of the above-mentioned certificates, will be required to take an English language placement test, which is offered at NYC free of charge.
Students that have attained Cambridge Proficiency or TOEFL score of 197 or higher are exempt from the placement test and may enroll full-time.
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Alumni Study Travel Fund
Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.
- Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than New York College.