University Foundation Course

We guarantee entry to university if you successfully complete the University Foundation Course. You can choose to study:

English + Business


English + International Affairs

Business Subjects
Business Studies + Mathematics for business + Economics
International Affairs Subjects
Philosophy + Politics + 20th Century History
Why should you choose St Clare's?
  • we have expert teachers, many of whom teach at the University of Oxford
  • we provide expert careers advice - we help you find the best course for you
  • you will improve your IELTS score
  • if you start in September, the first 7 weeks, you will study 21 hours per week of intensive English
  • if you start in November you will study 10 hours of English per week
  • we have great accommodation in college houses or homestay
  • you will enjoy a great social programme with lively international students

Entry requirements

Students wishing to enrol on the University Foundation Course must:
  • have successfully completed secondary school in their own country
  • be 17 years or over;
  • have a knowledge of English at or above the following:
  • for entry in September; IELTS score 5.0 or equivalent
    Equivalent = TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) 60+
  • for entry in November; IELTS score 5.5 or equivalent
    Equivalent = TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) 70+

Adults learning English at St Clares Oxford

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