Advanced Learning Academy

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION YEAR

Advanced Learning Academy

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION YEAR:

The International Foundation Year (IFY) is a program designed with our university partners to prepare you for first-year entry to multiple accredited and renowned universities abroad. Our IFY students have access to over 60 different universities and over 9,000 programs in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America.
Upon finishing the foundation year, ALA guarantees its students a seat in one of the leading university partners abroad.

Universities

60 accredited universities abroad

Programs

9,000+ Programs

Duration

NORMAL TRACK: 9 MONTHS
FAST TRACK: 6 MONTHS

Subjects

IFY SUBJECTS

Advanced Learning Academy

Location:

The International Foundation year takes place on our ALC campus
located in the heart of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Our students begin their higher education journey by contacting our academic advisors who help with registration, academic guidance, course registration and even preparations for their journey abroad. 

Duration:

There are two tracks for the IFY:

0 Months

Normal Track

Starts in September

0 Months

Fast Track

Starts in January

Both programs consist of academic modules and subjects related to the student’s chosen degree program. Our students will also have to show proof of English language proficiency to enroll in IFY and our ALA academic team will promptly assist and prepare our students for this requirement.

You can choose 3 subjects from:

At the beginning of the IFY, you choose three academic subjects from the list below depending on which degree you want to study at university. You will also study one of our English for Academic Purposes modules which gives you the academic English language skills needed for university.

The entry requirements

Required Documents

The following documents must be uploaded electronically via the registration form or in person at the admission office:

The entry requirements

Required Documents

The following documents must be uploaded electronically via the registration form or in person at the admission office:

For more information or inquiries

Our Quality Assurance Guarantee

Quality is at the heart of everything that we do so our qualifications meet the highest academic standards set by our university partners. In addition to academic knowledge, the ALA International Foundation Year will provide its students with workshops to improve their cultural tolerance, time management, and communication skills. This unique combination will help you to get into the university of your choice and get on with your future career.

University Destinations Guide

Study abroad at universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, and many more international destinations.

  • Select Country
    • Select Country
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • Caribbean
    • Dubai
    • France
    • Malaysia
    • Malta
    • New Zealand
    • UK
    • USA
    • Vietnam
  • Select Field of Study
    • Select Field of Study
    • Arts and Design
    • Arts and Sciences
    • Business Administration and Management
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health and Wellness
  • Select University
    • Select University
    • Adelphi University
    • Alberta University
    • American University
    • Aston University
    • Auburn University
    • Auburn University at Montgomery
    • Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
    • Brunel University London
    • California State University, Monterey Bay
    • Cardiff University
    • Cleveland State University
    • De Montfort University
    • Durham University
    • Florida International University
    • Gonzaga University
    • Harper Adams University
    • Keele University
    • Kingston University London
    • Lancaster University
    • Leeds Beckett University
    • Lincoln University
    • Liverpool Hope University
    • Liverpool John Moores University
    • Louisiana State University
    • Manchester Metropolitan University
    • Massey University
    • Oxford Brookes University
    • Queen Mary University of London
    • Queen Mary University of London (Malta)
    • Queen's University Belfast
    • RMIT University (Australia)
    • RMIT University (Vietnam)
    • Robert Gordon University
    • Sheffield Hallam University
    • St. George's University
    • State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego
    • Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)
    • Swinburne University of Technology (Malaysia)
    • The University of Auckland
    • The University of Manchester
    • The University of Newcastle, Australia
    • The University of Utah
    • The University of Western Australia
    • University of Birmingham
    • University of Birmingham Dubai
    • University of Bradford
    • University of Bristol
    • University of Canterbury
    • University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
    • University of Dayton
    • University of Exeter
    • University of Huddersfield
    • University of Illinois at Chicago
    • University of Kansas
    • University of Kent
    • University of Leeds
    • University of Massachusetts Boston
    • University of Otago
    • University of Reading
    • University Of Salford
    • University of Sheffield
    • University of South Australia
    • University of South Carolina
    • University of South Hampton
    • University of the Pacific
    • University of Waikato
    • University of Wyoming
    • UNSW Sydney
    • Victoria University of Wellington
    • Western New England University

Frequently asked questions:

The International Foundation Year (IFY) is a one-year pre-university qualification offered by universities worldwide, primarily in the US and the UK. It serves as a pathway for Saudi-based students to study abroad in countries like the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the US, helping them bridge the gap between local high school qualification and university requirements.

The International Foundation Year (IFY) is a one-year pre-university qualification offered by universities worldwide, primarily in the US and the UK. It serves as a pathway for Saudi-based students to study abroad in countries like the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the US, helping them bridge the gap between local high school qualification and university requirements.

The IFY is designed for students who have completed their high school education but do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry into a degree program at a university.

There are no entry exams needed to register for the IFY. Prospective students will only have to meet the entry requirements  for IFY and fill in an application with an IFY academic advisor.

 

Courses will be conducted on the ALA campus located in Olaya Dist., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Courses will be conducted on the ALA campus located in Olaya Dist., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

To register for the IFY:

  • Contact our academic advisor.
  • Fill in the registration and course form with the academic advisor.
  • Receive a course schedule and start attending your classes.

 

  • Students who successfully complete both their high school certificate and the IFY program each with a minimum GPA of 2.5 are guaranteed admission to many partner universities globally.
  • No application essays are required.
  • No SAT/ A-level/ IB scores required.

Contact us

Academic Advisors

Our academic advisors are highly trained professionals who are dedicated to helping students achieve their academic goals. Our academic advisors provide guidance and support to students throughout their educational journey, from selecting courses and creating study plans to navigating academic challenges and preparing for exams.

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