School of Social Sciences

Foundation Programmes

Undergraduate Programme


The Undergraduate Foundation Programmes is designed to provide students with the academic language, behaviour and skills required to be able to pursue further studies in Higher Education.

Undergraduate Programme

The Undergraduate Foundation Programme is a one or two-year programme that prepares students to successfully complete an undergraduate degree in either the social sciences or natural sciences at UKH.


The B1 level programme includes exam preparation for the Pearson Test of English (Academic) and maths modules. Each programme is full time and lasts for 28 weeks.

The teaching material covers both the social sciences and natural sciences in order to give students a broader exposure to academic material and prepare them for the PTE, which is part of the university's undergraduate admissions requirements.


Each programme covers academic reading, academic writing and academic listening and speaking. The higher level B1 programme also includes PTE preparation modules and maths.

The aim of these modules is to prepare students for taking the Pearson Test of English (Academic) at the end of semester 2 of the B1 programme. The course will prepare students through familiarisation with task types, teaching test strategies, encouraging vocabulary expansion and provision of multiple practice activities with feedback.

Skills Development

As well as developing students' language competencies, the Foundation Programme also targets other essential skills and behaviour. These include collaboration skills, communication skills, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, time management and study skills.


Students complete coursework, quizzes, presentations and final exams. At the end of the B1 programme, students will need to take a PTE (Academic) exam and achieve the minimum score required for entry into their chosen programme. Students who do not achieve the required minimum language score will not be able to progress into an undergraduate programme.

Admission Criteria

Admission Criteria


1.  English Level Test

Applicants dismissed for any reason from any university, school or college will not be considered. Please note that acceptance into the foundation programme does not guarantee entrance into the undergraduate programme.

***Notice: For AY 2020-21 applications, please email [email protected] or visit UKH's Registry Office.


Tuition Fee

$2,000 per academic year

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