International Foundation Programme
CIRP International Foundation program provides the opportunity for enthusiastic students to start their bachelors degrees taking an expedient, economical and a recognized path within a period of one year.
This program prepares students to obtain the essential knowledge and skills required to face the challenges and be successful in their degree programs. CIRP Foundation offers a range of electives that would shape your foundation to take up bachelor’s degrees in almost all fields of study such as Social sciences, Business, Arts and biological sciences.
This foundation program is a one-year introductory course to a multi-year degree that the students are planning to follow. The subjects taught in this program, aim to give school leavers a basic introduction to the secondary higher education subject areas and provides a beneficial platforms for students who are interested in completing their education faster to pursue a career.
Upon completion of the program students are eligible to continue their studies at CIRP, progressing in to the Bachelors degree programs offered at CIRP and also transfer the partner universities in UK and Australia through the progression agreements.
Delivery & Assessment
Mode of Assessment
International Foundation Programme
Full Time - 1 Year
Full Time (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)
February & September
Written Examinations + Coursework
TVEC, MQA , ABE* (*Only Business stream)
*A Student shall select 02 electives from the list given above
Traditional Entry Criteria
Passed 5 subjects in credits at O/L including Maths and English. If not should face to the placement test.
Individuals who do not possess the above entry qualifications but have other forms of prior learning and/or work experience may apply under non traditional entry routes. Such requests will be evaluated on case by case basis by the academic boards of both CIRP and Coventry University.
A very good command of English Language in reading, writing and speaking is required to successfully complete this program.
Students whose medium of primary and secondary education is not English, should either obtain an IELTS Score of 6.00 or any other proof of proficiency of English Language acceptable to the academic board
All candidates are selected through an interview
Could I continue to study at CIRP after the foundation?
Yes, once you complete the foundation program you could enter a range of BSc degrees offered by Coventry University UK in Sri Lanka through CIRP or you can pursue BSc degree at Coventry University UK itself.
Could I continue my studies in a different field apart from Psychology?
Yes, Based on the combination of modules you select you are eligible to enter a range of degrees in Business, Arts, Social sciences and Biological sciences.
How often would I have to attend classes?
You have to attend classes on three days of the week to 3-4 hours of lectures per day. Classes are conducted between 9 A.M to 4 P.M
How is teaching done for this program?
Each module consists of around 15 sessions of direct teaching that covers the learning objectives and small group discussions and tutorials to support students.
How are the students assessed?
Students are assessed through a combination of a module based courseworks and semester exams.
How many modules are delivered in a semester?
4 modules are taught simultaneously during each semester.
What learning materials and resources do I have access to?
All your lecture slides could be downloaded from the Student portal and a range of e books, journals, articles and research papers are available through CIRP Online resources. You could also refer or borrow books from CIRP library, which is open from 8.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. on all 7 days.