The University Foundation Programme – is it the right choice for you?

Getting into a top UK university is the dream for many ambitious students across the world, and the University Foundation Programme (UFP) is an excellent route to achieve this. It has been designed to act as a bridge between an international students’ high school education in their own country to university in the UK. 

CATS Global Schools, of which CATS Cambridge is a part, are the original pioneers of the UFP, developing the qualification in 1985. Our UFP is accepted by 95 of the 100 top UK universities, giving you a wide variety of choice when choosing where to progress onto from your studies with us. 

Is the University Foundation Programme right for me?

The CATS UFP is designed for international students who want to go to a UK university. It gives students transferable skills and helps them to best bridge the gap between school and university. Students who take this programme develop a skillset that extends beyond the classroom from research skills to presenting. 

Rob Mathers, our Head of Mathematics, explains in this video how studying the CATS UFP will provide you with invaluable skills inside and outside the classroom, and the opportunity to study at a top UK university – 

What subjects can I study on the University Foundation Programme?

UFP students select one subject from each block – up to a maximum of three subjects. Non-native speakers will also study English as a Second Language

September Start Courses

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Biology
Economics
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Economics
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Biology
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I applied to Leicester, Aston University in Birmingham, Queen Mary, City of London and Manchester. I have got offers from four university's.

Yuta from Japan

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