Foundation course in International Business at edulink college nairobi

International & UK Foundation Programme

Your Pathway to UK & International Degree

The objective of the Foundation Programme for Higher Education Studies is to provide learners with an entry route to UK and International university courses.

Successful completion of the Foundation programme for Higher Education Studies provides learners with the opportunity to progress to further study or employment. (

It is designed to ensure that each learner is equipped with knowledge of study skills, mathematics, computing, society and culture, business, and accounting while providing the knowledge and skills to adapt rapidly to change and progress with their learning.

The International Foundation Programme is a year-long academic course that is suitable for students who are, as yet, unable to meet the entry requirements for either our or other international undergraduate degree programmes. Successful completion of the International Foundation Programme will enable students to continue their studies within their chosen degree pathway. Key skills in communication, group and individual study, and business practice learned throughout the year will enable students to successfully apply for and complete a degree programme.

The International Foundation Programme studied at Edulink International College Nairobi, leads to a certificate awarded by The OTHM qualifications for Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits.

OTHM Qualifications is a UK-based Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, UK) and recognised by Qualifications Wales.

The International Foundation Programme is well suited to the following candidates:

•  Students (including mature students) who have been out of the higher education system for some time and would like a gentle introduction to UK degree level studies.
•  Students who are making a significant change in their subject of study.
•  Students who wish to build skills through a one-year pre-degree course before beginning studying for an undergraduate degree.
•  Students who wish to improve their communication, business, and research skills in preparation for today’s job market.
•  Students who have not quite achieved the grades required for university entrance

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The minimum entry requirements for the International Foundation Programme:

•  Students must be 16 years of age or over at the commencement of the programme.
•  Students must demonstrate an ability to benefit from and complete the programme.
•  Academic qualifications: a minimum of 3 GCSE passes at grade C or above, a high school diploma or equivalent. KCSE student C plain and above.

If you have been out of full-time education for some time, then please do include relevant work experience which may support your application in place of school achievements.

*All of our applications for admission onto foundation programmes are subject to approval by OTHM Qualifications

An OTHM Qualifications is a UK based Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, UK) and recognised by Qualifications Wales.

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Students who follow the International Foundation Programme will gain numerous skills and experiences that are designed to prepare them for undergraduate studies as well as the employment market. The highly interactive and student-centered teaching methods used by our lecturers will ensure that you are engaged and interested in your studies. You will leave the course having achieved the following skills:

•  Written and verbal academic English language skills required for further undergraduate study.
•  The ability to study both independently and within a group environment.
•  Professional attitudes and communication skills.
•  An analytical and critical thinking approach to your work.
•  A solid grounding in business-related issues.
•  Preparation for further study or entry into the competitive jobs market.


All students on the International Foundation Programme will study six modules that are taught over two terms of the single academic year.

•  Academic English and Study Skills (20 credits)
•  Foundation Mathematics (20 credits)
•  Foundation Computing (20 credits)
•  Society and Culture (20 credits)
•  Introduction to Business (20 credits)
•  Foundation Accounting and Economics (20 credits)

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Our tuition fees for UK undergraduate programmes are affordable and competitive within the International market.

Studying for a UK University International Foundation Programme in Nairobi is a cost-effective way of gaining a world-recognised qualification right here on your doorstep.

A variety of payment plans are available. Please enquire with our admissions counsellors for more guidance.

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