University Foundation Programme – UFP


Yes, we can assist in you in finding suitable accommodation through our dedicated accommodation department. Rooms in College-owned residences are available at both London (David Game College) and Bath (Bath Academy). Our residences either have a 24 hour reception or a live-in warden. We also have a selection of en-suite and studio rooms just a few minutes’ walk from the College. If you would prefer to stay with a host family (in either Bath or London) this can also be arranged on request.

For specific information, please see our Accommodation Brochure here.

If you are made an offer to join the UFP, you will be asked to pay a reservation fee which is deducted from the total course fee to secure your place. If you are an international student a further deposit is also required before a CAS can be issued. It is very important when paying your deposit to clearly state your name and course (UFP) as a reference. There are a number of options through which you can make a payment.

  • Bank transfer to the College bank account.
  • We can also accept credit card payments. Please email us for more information about paying by credit card.
  • We can accept cheques from UK bank accounts only.

View our latest UFP banking information here.

The UFP can lead to a wide choice of undergraduate university degree courses so the choice really is yours! View our courses pages information to see more about which courses you can progress onto.

No! We have accepted many British students in the past and will continue to do so in the future. As EU students are now considered as international students we advise that you check our entry requirements section for further information.

The course runs for 32 weeks.

Our students come from all over the world including UK. This varied mix of nationalities contributes to a lively and dynamic international learning environment.

Yes. We offer opportunities for you to engage in a number of extra-curricular activities in both London and Bath.

The events that we organize are open to all students, and aim to reflect the diversity in age, culture and interest amongst our students. Activities currently include a football team, a debating society, music clubs and a chess tournament. We also have gym and two dance studios for you to use in your free time.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to join in a number of trips, both in London, Bath and even organised trips abroad to destinations like Barcelona.

The minimum age of entry onto the UFP is 16 years old. Typically our students are aged between 17 and 19 years old. We do however welcome applications from mature students and these will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We regret that we are generally unable to accept students aged 22 or over, due to the school environment of the College.

It is possible to study any of the major modules without any background knowledge of the specific subject with the exception of Biology, Chemistry, Further Mathematics and Physics.

If you need a Visa to study in the UK, and are not from a UKVI-designated “majority English speaking” country, then you will need an Academic IELTS for UKVI certificate to demonstrate that your level of English is of a high enough standard to study on the UFP. We expect you to have achieved a level of English Language of around 5.5.

There is also the opportunity to join our 4-term Extended Foundation Programme in order to improve your English prior to embarking on the course if you score lower than this.

In order to be eligible for a Visa you must have at least 4.0 in all disciplines in the IELTS test.

Our students come from all over the world including the UK. Please see each country’s specific entry requirements here for further details, or contact us at where we can further advise you.

Our course is recognised by over 90 UK universities. To see our latest university destinations please visit our university destinations page here.

Yes. All foundation students will receive a full UCAS support service. Students applying to British universities must go through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) or apply directly to some medical schools where necessary. Our team supports you through your application and will take into account your background, your career ambitions and discuss the options available to you.

With your personal choices in mind, they will advise you on which universities and courses will be most suitable. You will also be guided through the UCAS application process and will be provided with a reference based on your overall performance on the UFP.

You will be allowed to choose up to 5 universities or courses through UCAS. When you receive conditional offers you will then narrow your choices to a ‘Firm Choice’ and an ‘Insurance Choice’. When your final results are issued at the end of the course, they will be forwarded to your Firm and Insurance universities. Ideally, you will have met the requirements of the higher offer and be able to go to your Firm Choice. If you have not met their offer but have met the lower offer, you will go to your Insurance Choice. If you fail to meet both your Firm and Insurance offers, you will then be entered automatically into UCAS Clearing, and we will help you find a different university. We have never failed to place a successful UFP student at university.

The UFP is recognised by almost all British universities. Since 1989 UFP students have gone on to study at more than 90 different universities in the UK, as well as universities overseas (including in the USA, Europe, Australia and Canada), including University College London (UCL), King’s College London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of the Arts London (UAL), Queen Mary London, and the Universities of Bath, Manchester, Bristol, Warwick, Nottingham and York.

To view our latest University Destinations please click here.

David Game College is a fully Licensed Student Sponsor. All non-British passport holders will require a Student Visa to study at the UFP.

The UFP Admissions staff will assist you in preparing and checking the documents required for your Visa application. In order to apply for your Visa, the College will issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). This can only be issued when: (1) Your offer has become UNCONDITIONAL; (2) The required deposit has been paid; (3) The documents required to support your Visa application have been checked by the UFP’s UKVI Compliance Officer.

Are you ready to apply?

Make an application for entry to our one year foundation programme.


Have a question?

Feel free to contact our admissions team for assistance.


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The University Foundation Programme (UFP) is a department of David Game College. Established in 1974, David Game College has become one of the leading Independent Sixth Form Colleges in London for 13-22 year olds.

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