The International Foundations Program (IFP) offers intensive English Language programming designed to prepare academically-qualified students whose native language is not English for study in the University of Calgary’s degree or diploma programs. IFP is intended for prospective international, Permanent Resident or Canadian students whose level of English Language Proficiency (ELP) is at a high-intermediate to advanced level. IFP is not designed for beginners. Students can apply for admission to IFP through one of three streams:
A. The IFP Pathways stream offers English language courses and academic course support concurrently with first-year core degree program courses.
B. The IFP Bridging stream offers English language courses and support for those students accepted to their faculty/departments on the condition that they demonstrate English Language Proficiency.
C. The IFP Preparation stream allows students to register as an Open Studies student to develop English proficiency for future University of Calgary degree program admission. These typically include students who wish to apply for admission to a degree program, students who missed the application deadline for the IFP Pathways or Bridging streams.