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What will I learn?

This programme is developed and awarded by University of London (UOL), UK.

The University of London is one of the great universities of the world with over 50,000 students from 190 different countries.

Who is this programme for?

The IFP is designed to help students prepare for undergraduate studies. Locally, it is an alternative for those who do not wish to do the A levels or a polytechnic diploma. The IFP enrolls candidates who have completed high school or equivalent. The social science courses help candidates better understand their interest before they decide on an undergraduate degree. Most students from the first two intakes continue to degrees at SIM in Accounting, Banking, Business and Management, Computing and Information Systems and International Relations.

This programme will equip students with the skills and knowledge required for undergraduate study with a structured learning experience with academic focus via the foundation courses such Economics, Mathematics and Statistics.

These subjects develop a strong academic foundation for students entering university to pursue business, management, finance and related courses.

Upon successful completion of the International Foundation Programme, graduates will gain guaranteed entry to any LSE-led degree and Goldsmiths’ computing degree in SIM. Completion of the IFP also fulfils entry requirements for many undergraduate degrees in the UK and other countries. Some of them were offered places to study the first year of a BSc degree at LSE, University of Birmingham, Durham University, University of Edinburgh, University of Melbourne, University of Auckland.

Which department am I in?

SIM Global Education

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
SG$17,000.00 (9,59,910) per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2022

More details

Start date

Expected May, August 2022

Venue

SIM Global Education

461 Clementi Road,

599491, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) whereas subjects are taught in English
  • Other qualifications (subjects must be taught in English) will be assessed based on its equivalence to GCE ‘O’ level examinations.

English Language requirement:

  • IELTS with an overall score of at least 5.5 (no band under 5.0). IELTS test scores must have been obtained within the past three years; or
  • TOEFL iBT – Test of English as a Foreign Language overall score of 75 or above with at least 18 in both Reading and Writing Skills sub-test and at least 16 in both Speaking and Listening sub-test. Test scores must have been obtained within the past three years; or
  • Pearson Academic: score 46 or above, with at least 46 in both Reading and Writing elements; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
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