Foundation - Computer Science

1 year
16,500 EUR
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Leipzig / Germany
Lancaster University, Leipzig, Germany

Program description

Foundation Year is for students who don't meet direct entry requirements (English level, school qualifications, etc.) or who want to gain subject or academic confidence before starting their degree. 

Completing the International Foundation in Computer Science guarantees admission to a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Computer Science or Software Engineering (subject to meeting the required criteria). 

The curriculum can be completed in 2 or 3 semesters, depending on past courses and English skills. You'll be ready to start your major at Lancaster University Leipzig after graduation.

There are two progression options available upon successful completion of the Foundation in Computer Science.

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSC (Hons) Software Engineering

Program structure

Modules (two semesters)

  • Academic English and Skills
  • Introduction to Computing and Programming
  • Application Development
  • The Evolution of Computing and Communications
  • Mathematics for Computer Science
  • German Language

Modules (three semesters)

  • Academic Listening
  • Academic Speaking
  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Reading
  • German Language
  • Academic English and Skills
  • Introduction to Computing and Programming
  • Application Development
  • The Evolution of Computing and Communications
  • Mathematics for Computer Science


Fee for two semesters (1 year) is 16500,00 EUR for international students

Fee for three semesters (1,5 years) is 20000,00 EUR for international students

Requirements for applicants

As example for USA students*:

High School Diploma: GPA 2.0 with at least grade C in Maths/Calculus or 3 in AP Calculus

*each country has its own requirements for applicants, which can be found on the university's website

Foundation entry English requirements

The language of instruction at Lancaster University Leipzig is English. To enter the international foundation year, you must be able to demonstrate you are suitably proficient in English. The table below lists the IELTS results (or equivalent) that you need to enter our courses.

  • IELTS Academic
    • 5.5 for 2 semesters Foundation (No band below 5.5)
    • 5.0 for 3 semesters Foundation (No band below 4.5)
  • TOEFL iBT / Home Edition
    • 67 for 2 semesters Foundation (L, S - 17; R- 18; W - 20)
    • 60 for 3 semesters Foundation (L - 11; S, W - 15; R - 8)
  • Pearson PTE Academic
    • 42 for 2 semesters Foundation
    • 36 for 3 semesters Foundation
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
    • 5 at SL English or 4 at HL English for 2 semesters Foundation
    • 4 at SL English or 3 at HL English for 3 semesters Foundation
  • Country specific

About the university

Lancaster University Leipzig is dedicated to offering an education of the same quality as that offered at universities in the United Kingdom, and it offers a variety of degree programs.

The campus sits in the middle of Leipzig, making it easily accessible for students from all across Germany, the European Union, and the rest of the world.

Upon successful completion of one of the undergraduate or postgraduate programmes, students who study in Leipzig receive their degrees from Lancaster University. It does not matter where a student studied – either at the Leipzig campus or at the main Bailrigg campus in the UK; students are awarded the same degree certificate issued by Lancaster University in the UK. This enables students to apply to any postgraduate programme in Germany, the UK or in any other country in the world. Your Lancaster University degree is internationally recognised and highly valued by institutions and employers. 

Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. A top 15 university in the three major UK league tables, the university is also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings.

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