A Foundation In Business Programme

For international students, transitioning to study in a Irish or UK university can be an overwhelming experience. Therefore, taking a Foundation in Business course before your university studies can set you up for future success in a number of ways:

  • Develop your academic English skills, including presentation skills
  • Enhance your subject knowledge in Maths, Business and Economics
  • Adapt to western teaching styles, lecture environments and academic standards
  • Receive personalised university placement advice and support
  • Get guaranteed access to an NCUK university upon successful completion of the course

Who needs a Foundation Course?

The International Foundation in Business programme is specifically designed for international students who:

  • Have completed their local high school qualification (or O-Level qualification)
  • Have completed A-Levels or equivalent, but do not meet the entry requirements for university admission
  • Need to improve their English language before studying university in Ireland or UK
  • Would like to keep their options open and receive full support with their university applications
Course Details

September & January


In Campus


9 months (September intake) or 7 months (January intake)


€14,600 plus registration (€2,000 scholarship available for September 2023)

Entry Requirements

  • Successfully completed high school examinations.
  • Have a minimum English level of 5.0 IELTS for September, January is 5.5 IELTS.