Certificate of International Foundation Studies (CIFS)

The Certificate of International Foundation Studies is a one-year, two-semester course validated by the University of Westminster and delivered at Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT). The Foundation is the first step into higher education. The aim of the course is to prepare the student for successful study at honors’ degree level. The Certificate of International Foundation Studies is a University of Westminster award and recognized in the UK as an entrance qualification for all UK universities. As a UK university award, it is also recognized as an entry qualification for degree courses in many universities around the world. Students who successfully complete the Foundation studies will automatically qualify for progression onto one of the WIUT’s degree-level programmes. They will also qualify for entry to the related courses at the University of Westminster in London, subject to application in the standard.

Module name
Academic English
Context of Business
Quantitative Methods
Duration
Yearlong
One semester
One semester
Prerequisites
None
None
None

 

Optional modules

Module name
Introduction to Information and Web Technologies
Introduction to Law
Foundations of Economics
Business in its Environment
Duration
One semester
One semester
One semester
One semester
Prerequisites
None
None
None
None

Details

Entry requirements for the Certificate of International Foundation Studies have been set in order to select potential students who have proven academic ability and are able to demonstrate a solid foundation of skills in both Mathematics and English.
Full Time
Intending students must meet the following criteria:

Age requirement

Normally applicants will have to reach at least 17 years of age at the start of the academic year. For the purposes of this regulation the academic year runs from 1st October to 30th September.

English language requirement

Applicants must:

  • Have grade C or above in GCSE O’ level English, or its equivalent
    or
  • Have an IELTS score of 5.5 (with writing component no less than 5.0) or the equivalent TOEFL according to the WIUT/UoW conversion table.
    or
  • Have achieved the required pass level on the WIUT Basic of English for Academic Purpose module at level 2. Results for WIUT Basic of English for Academic Purpose module at level 2 are valid only for two years, since accomplishment.

Mathematics requirement

Applicants must have an acceptable level of competence in Mathematics. This could be
demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A pass in an entrance test approved by the University of Westminster
    or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE O’ level Mathematics or its equivalent.
    or
  • Have achieved the required pass level on the WIUT Basic of Quantitative Skills in Quantitative
    Methods module at level 2.

General requirements

Applicants must have studied a broad range of subjects and have a school leaving certificate equivalent to GCSE O Level, e.g. the Uzbek certificate of secondary education (Attestat) normally with an overall average mark of 70%.

How to Apply?

Online application to WIUT for 2017/18 Academic year opens on the 6th of February 2017. All applicants must apply through admission.wiut.uz electronic system. 

CIFS applicants who have IELTS 6.0+ and maths 40%+ might be considered at an earlier stage. Applicants who have satisfied this condition will receive a notification by email.

 

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