Female Students

University Foundation Year (Online)

Course Duration: Full-time 1 year | Part-time 2 years

Intakes: September | January | May


Mode of Study: Online

University Foundation Year

The Eton University Foundation Year is designed to provide learners with a foundation to provide an entry route to our undergraduate courses. It is designed to ensure that each learner is equipped with knowledge of study skills, mathematics, computing, society and culture, business and accounting, providing the knowledge and skills to adapt rapidly to change and progress with their learning.

Why Choose this Program?

  • Graduates will receive a full Foundation Diploma awarded by OTHM.

  • The final certificate is awarded by a British awarding body and is accredited by Ofqual, the UK non-ministerial government department that regulates qualifications, exams and tests in England, so it is recognised globally. 

  • The curriculum provided is a combination of academic content and professional techniques to help learners gain the skills required for labour market needs.

  • For most universities in the UK, students are required to have a high IELTS score and attend a formal interview. However we can accept a variety of evidence for English proficiency. If you do not have evidence, we can provide a language test of our own. 

  • Our program maintains the same academic quality and standard of other British universities yet costs significantly less.

  • Students have the opportunity to finish early or take a break and return to their studies later. This opens up opportunities for travel and work in between studying.

  • The course is delivered online with the support of British teachers and high quality materials. There is no need to travel. However if students would like to visit the UK for study, we can arrange intensive classes on a short-term study visa.  

  • The schedule and payment plan are flexible, allowing students to explore other opportunities such as work or travel. 

  • Extra hours of teaching are available for those who require it.

Awarding Body and Accreditation

Our program awarded by OTHM. OTHM is a British awarding organization who offer a range of diplomas which lead to degree top-up programs. You can find out more information about our affiliation here.

Graduation and Certificates

Students will achieve a OTHM Level 3 Diploma for Further Education Studies, similar to the one below.

Where This Degree Can Take You

Upon completion you will be eligible to enroll on all of our undergraduate programmes.

Academic Schedule 2021/2022

FULL TIME - Four subjects per quarter, each quarter is 20 UK credits / 4 US credits PART TIME - Two subjects per quarter, each quarter is 10 UK credits / 2 US credits FULL TIME Autumn Quarter 1. Academic English and Study Skills 1 2. Academic English and Study Skills 2 3. Foundation Mathematics 1 4. Foundation Mathematics 2 Winter Quarter 5. Foundation Computing 1 6. Foundation Computing 2 7. Society and Culture 1 8. Society and Culture 2 Spring Quarter 9. Introduction to Business 1 10. Introduction to Business 2 11. Foundation Accounting and Economics 1 12. Foundation Accounting and Economics 2 PART TIME Students will take one module per quarter and finish in two years.

Course Fees

The course fees are £7,950. There are four installment plans are available; Payment Plan One Pay in full and receive 10% discount Payment Plan Two Pay in two installments and receive 7% discount Payment Plan Three Pay in three installments and receive 5% discount Payment Plan Four Pay over 12 monthly installments (24 monthly installments available for part-time students).


Eton University provides a variety of scholarships for this program. To find out if you are eligible please visit our scholarships page and complete the application form.


Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old at the start of the course and have an English level equivalent to CEFR B2, Pearson Academic 51 or IELTS 5.5. If you are unsure of your current level, please contact for further options.


Each quarter contains between 4-6 tasks which could consist of; presentations, essays, case studies, reports. The word count per quarter is between 2,500-3,500. Students will download and submit their assessment through our online learning platform

Tuition and Course Materials

All our programs follow a Hybrid Learning model. This means for every quarter, you'll take part in 8 one-to-one, or small group sessions with an expert tutor from the UK. Each session lasts 45 minutes during which you will delve into the course materials and take part in interesting discussions relating to your course topics. You’ll be able to ask questions, get access to additional resources and gain a deeper understanding of the topics. After the class has finished, you’ll be able to access all the materials including a recording of the session.​ The hours are highly flexible and are scheduled around your availability. Alongside this, you'll also be given access to a range of textbooks, presentations, case studies, guides and other resources through our learning management system. For those who would like extra tuition, we have virtual and classroom-based packages avilable starting from £400 for 10 hours. Find out more about these packages here.