Our International Foundation Program


The Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) is a one-year pre-university qualification that provides students with an entry route to an overseas university.

The L3IFDHES prepares students with the essential English language skills, key transferable study skills, cultural knowledge, and chosen specialisms that universities feel bridges the gap between high school and undergraduate study.

With agreements in place with over 70 universities across the globe, students’ can progress with confidence to a higher education course for further study.

Why study a foundation program in Istanbul?

Istanbul is an ideal destination to study abroad. It is one of the top historic and cultural centers of Europe and offers extremely low living expenses compared to the rest of the European countries.

With English speaking courses, high-quality teaching and fantastic city exploring opportunities, Istanbul is the ideal place for students preparing for higher education.

This Foundation Diploma is:

A valuable university preparation qualification which allows candidates to demonstrate their English language skills (both general and academic) together with key transferable study skills, cultural knowledge, and mathematical understanding, as well as an understanding of the essential concepts of business and economics (Business electives) or computer programming (Computing electives).

Regulated by Ofqual under the Regulated Qualifications Framework and is quality-assured and well-established in the UK and worldwide.

Recognised and valued by many universities, both in the UK and in other countries.

Assessment Method

Assessments for all units will be offered in a minimum of four assessment cycles throughout the year. The units are assessed by either written examination or assignment.

Delivery Method

Face to Face Lectures

Entry Requirements

  • For entry onto the Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) qualification students must have successfully completed secondary school education.Students must also meet the English language entry requirements of:
    • IELTS minimum score of 4.5


    • GCE ‘O’ Level English D7


    • Alternatively, a student can take the free NCC Education Higher English Placement Test which is administered by our center.

    Please contact us by sending e-mail to  info@acnedu.org