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Pathway Universities provide international students the flexibility to shape their undergraduate education through a choice of university pathways based on their academic qualifications. Students can take advantage of the mix of pathway programs allowing them to study foundation course to match their planned degree major and long term career aspirations.

students in class at one of the pathway universities

For example students can choose either the 4-year bachelor degree with foundation year or the 3-year bachelor degree with the international diploma. Students who are interested in studying masters degree or MBA can benefit from the 18-month integrated master degree program with premaster.


Popular pathway courses that are taught at top pathway universities provide the international foundation year with guaranteed progression to the 3-year bachelor degree in any major. The international diploma or international year-one guarantees progression to the 2-year bachelor degree. While the pre-master or graduate diploma guarantees progression to the 12-month or 24-month master degree or MBA program.


Some of the best pathway universities in the world offering guaranteed progressing to their pathway degrees are University of South Florida, Suffolk University and George Mason University in the USA. University of Manchester, City University of London, University of London and the The University of Sydney, University of Wollongong and Griffith University in Australia. University of Amsterdam and Lund University in Europe.

Benefits of Pathway Universities

World-class pathway providers teach all the pathway courses on the a university campus on a dedicated  college using highly qualified faculty and modern teaching facilities. Those pathways colleges are part of a normal university campus and provide international students with great advantages including the following:

No need to submit UCAS for UK universities

No need to submit  the common app for USA

Lower TOEFL or IELTS score requirements

Less admission documentation requirement

Access to extensive range of degree courses

The opportunity to study at top universities

Guaranteed progression to the degree major

Extensive support from tutors and counselors

Study foundation course after 10th grade

More flexible university admissions criteria

Top University Pathways

The pathway system has established itself as the best option for international students who want to study abroad at top destinations such as the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and the UAE as they’re offer the most trusted pathway courses for almost all the academic majors. Examples of some of the popular international foundation year programs and premaster courses include the following:

UCL foundation year

LSE foundation year.

King’s college foundation year.

Medicine foundation year Queen Mary.

Brunel foundation year.

SOAS foundation year.

UCLAN medicine foundation year.

Middlesex University foundation year.

University of Sussex foundation year.

NCUK foundation.

Trinity college foundation studies.

Monash foundation year.

IATA foundation course.

CEG OnCampus foundation

University Foundation Courses

Pathway universities across the popular study abroad destinations have a premaster or a foundation programme for every degree major and field of study to suit the needs of every international students from arts, business, computing, engineering to medicine or MBBS. Some of the well know and examples of the university foundation courses offered include the following:

Art foundation courses

Business management foundation

Engineering foundation year

Computer science foundation year

Foundation in business

Foundation medicine courses

Law with foundation year

Foundation art and design

Psychology with foundation year

Science foundation year

Medical foundation course

Mechanical engineering foundation year

MSc foundation

Engineering foundation course

List of Pathway Universities

Below is an extensive list of pathway universities for every study abroad destination to help students identify suitable international foundation programme from one of those universities that offer foundation year with guaranteed progression to the degree major be it undergraduate or postgraduate they wish to progress to:

University NameCityCountry
University of New HampshireNew HampshireUSA
University of Alabama at BirminghamAlabamaUSA
Arizona State UniversityArizonaUSA
University of Arizona TucsonArizonaUSA
California State University Monterey BayCaliforniaUSA
University of California DavisCaliforniaUSA
California State University Long BeachCaliforniaUSA
California State University San MarcosCaliforniaUSA
Pepperdine University MalibuCaliforniaUSA
University of Southern California LACaliforniaUSA
Colorado Mesa UniversityColoradoUSA
Metropolitan State University of DenverColoradoUSA
Colorado State UniversityColoradoUSA
Quinnipiac UniversityConnecticutUSA
University of South FloridaFloridaUSA
Florida Atlantic UniversityFloridaUSA
Concordia University ChicagoIllinoisUSA
Roosevelt UniversityIllinoisUSA
Husson UniversityMaineUSA
University of ManitobaManitobaUSA
University of Massachusetts DartmouthMassachusettsUSA
University of Massachusetts LowellMassachusettsUSA
University of Massachusetts BostonMassachusettsUSA
Western New England UniversityMassachusettsUSA
Wentworth Institute of TechnologyMassachusettsUSA
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & HealthMassachusettsUSA
University of Massachusetts AmherstMassachusettsUSA
Northeastern UniversityMassachusettsUSA
Suffolk UniversityMassachusettsUSA
Michigan Tech UniversityMichiganUSA
Concordia University St PaulMinnesotaUSA
Saint Louis UniversityMissouriUSA
Southern New Hampshire UniversityNew HampshireUSA
Drew UniversityNew JerseyUSA
State University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
Pace UniversityNew YorkUSA
Long Island University BrooklynNew YorkUSA
Long Island University PostNew YorkUSA
City College of New YorkNew YorkUSA
Capital University OhioOhioUSA
Oregon State UniversityOregonUSA
Philadelphia UniversityPennsylvaniaUSA
Widener UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
Rhode Island University ofRohds IrelandUSA
University of North TexasTexasUSA
University of TexasTexasUSA
Texas A&M UniversityTexasUSA
University of VermontVermontUSA
George Mason UniversityVirginiaUSA
James Madison UniversityVirginiaUSA
University of Washington SeattleWashingtonUSA
Marshall UniversityWest VirginiaUSA
University Canada WestBritish ColumbiaCanada
Simon Fraser UniversityBritish ColumbiaCanada
Royal Roads UniversityBritish ColumbiaCanada
University of ManitobaManitobaCanada
University of AberdeenAberdeenUK
Robert Gordon UniversityAberdeenUK
Bangor UniversityBangorUK
Birmingham University ofBirminghamUK
Birmingham City UniversityBirminghamUK
Bournemouth UniversityBournemouthUK
Brighton University ofBrightonUK
Sussex University ofBrightonUK
West of England University ofBristolUK
CSVPA Arts CambridgeCambridgeUK
Canterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterburyUK
Anglia Ruskin UniversityChelmsfordUK
University of GloucestershireCheltenhamUK
Coventry UniversityCoventryUK
Cranfield UniversityCranfieldUK
University of ExeterDevonUK
Edinburgh Napier UniversityEdinburghUK
Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUK
Glasgow University ofGlasgowUK
Strathclyde University ofGlasgowUK
Surrey University ofGuildfordUK
Hertfordshire University ofHatfieldUK
Huddersfield University ofHuddersfieldUK
University of HullHullUK
Keele UniversityKeeleUK
Kingston UniversityKingston UoTUK
Lancaster UniversityLancasterUK
Leeds International Study CentreLeedsUK
De Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK
Leicester University ofLeicesterUK
Lincoln University ofLincolnUK
Lincoln University of (Online)LincolnUK
Liverpool University ofLiverpoolUK
Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK
Birkbeck University of LondonLondonUK
City University of LondonLondonUK
St Georges University of LondonLondonUK
Westminster University ofLondonUK
Brunel University LondonLondonUK
Northumbria University London CampusLondonUK
Roehampton UniversityLondonUK
Coventry University London CampusLondonUK
Imperial College Global MBA (Online)LondonUK
Royal Holloway University of LondonLondonUK
University of Law LondonLondonUK
Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK
University of ManchesterManchesterUK
Salford University ofManchesterUK
Newcastle UniversityNewcastleUK
Newcastle University London CampusNewcastleUK
Northumbria UniversityNewcastleUK
Northampton University ofNorthamptonUK
University of East AngliaNorwichUK
Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK
Nottingham University ofNottinghamUK
Plymouth UniversityPlymouthUK
Portsmouth University ofPortsmouthUK
University of Central LancashirePrestonUK
University of ReadingReadingUK
Sheffield University ofSheffieldUK
Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK
University of StirlingStirlingUK
University of SunderlandSunderlandUK
Swansea UniversitySwanseaUK
Ulster University ofUlsterUK
York University ofYorkUK
Queens University BelfastBelfastNorth Ireland
University College DublinDublinIreland
University of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
Amsterdam University of Applied SciencesAmsterdamNetherlands
Lund University SwedenLundSweden
Charles UniversityPragueCzech Republic
University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia
University of CanberraCanberraAustralia
Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
Griffith UniversityGold CoastAustralia
Deakin UniversityMalbourneAustralia
La Trobe UniversityMalbourneAustralia
University of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia
Curtin UniversityPerthAustralia
Edith Cowan UniversityPerthAustralia
University of Western AustraliaPerthAustralia
Western Sydney UniversitySydneyAustralia
Charles Sturt UniversitySydneyAustralia
University of SydneySydneyAustralia
University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
Auckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand
Taylors College AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand
Massey UniversityN PalmerstonNew Zealand

Admission to Pathway Universities

One of the key advantages of the international foundation courses and pr-master programs provided by Pathway universities is the flexibility they have in their admission requirements. The foundation pathway allows students with lower grades and academic credentials to progress to degrees at higher ranking universities. Another advantage is that students can join the foundation course after 10th grade for most of the academic majors.


Furthermore the english proficiency requirement for admission to pathway universities is much lower which starts from IELTS score 4.5 for foundation year and IELTS score 5.5 for the postgraduate diploma and premaster course. UniAdmission is tops education consultants in Dubai and in the region and can help students receive fast admission at top universities, medical schools and English schools.