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IFP Entry Requirements

IFP Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the International Foundation Programme you must:

  • be aged 17 or above on the programme’s start date.
  • meet our academic and English entry requirements as outlined below.

Academic requirements

In order to secure an interview you must provide evidence showing that as a minimum you have:

  • passed at least four separate subjects at UK GCSE/GCE O level (at grade C or above) or
  • have the international equivalent of four GCSEs at grade C or above

For international equivalents:  

Students will have usually completed 12 years of schooling and achieved good grades supported by a strong report. The admissions team at MPW can advise on a case by case basis.

As a guide please visit country-specific academic entry requirements (please refer to the qualifications outlined under “O – equivalent to GCSE/ GCE O Level”).

The academic requirements stated are minimum requirements needed to secure an interview.

English entry requirements

If you are a UK student, you must have a UK GCSE/ GCE O level in English at grade C or above.

For international students, you must provide evidence showing that you have:

  • 6.0 IELTS or equivalent (with 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in any single band, Pearson PTE and TOEFL iBT also accepted) or
  • an acceptable equivalent of a UK GCSE/ GCE O level in English at grade C or above or
  • fluency in academic English gained through five years secondary schooling taught solely in English

If you have any questions regarding the IFP entry requirements, you can contact us by completing the International Enquiry Form.

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