Foundation Year


Please read the University of Warwick’s prospective student update on Covid-19. We recommend you contact our Undergraduate Recruitment team if you have any specific questions.

You must apply through UCAS.

The Warwick UCAS institution code is W20.

The course codes are:

  • BSc Accounting & Finance with Foundation Year: N4N4
  • BSc Management with Foundation Year: N20A

Personal Statement

Some universities and courses put more reliance on your personal statement than others, but you should always assume that it is important. We make considerable use of the personal statement in coming to decisions about you.

There is no single correct way to write your personal statement. The key is that it really should be personal. Course selectors and admissions staff want an insight into your personality and your motivation for having applied to university to study a certain subject.

Find tips and advice on how to write your personal statement.

Processing your application

Short-listed applicants will normally be invited to attend a selection day, including an informal interview, at Warwick to assess their academic potential and commitment to further study. This invitation will usually be sent by email so please ensure that your system is configured to accept messages from or

We receive many applications per year, and we are committed to giving equal consideration to all applications that reach us by the UCAS deadline of January 15. This means that we are not always able to make decisions quickly, so please bear with us if you do not hear immediately. You can rest assured that your application is still under consideration.

You can track the status of your application online, and you will also receive email updates on its progress.

If you gain a place with us

Offers may be conditional on you meeting academic or other requirements. Don't worry about this - many students have conditional offers. Once you have met your conditions, the offer will automatically be made unconditional.

If you are taking A Levels, the International Baccalaureate or pre-Us, we will normally receive your exam results directly from UCAS. However, if you are taking qualifications from a country other than the UK, or UK qualifications such as an Access to HE course or a foundation degree, we will NOT receive these results from UCAS. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your results are sent to us, and we ask you to do this as soon as they are available.

More information about what happens after you apply is available here.

Entry Requirements


  • A Level Complete and pass three full A Levels excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. 
  • International Baccalaureate Completion of three subjects at Higher Level and three subjects at Standard Level, achieving a minimum of 24 points.
  • Other qualifications e.g. Complete and pass the Scottish Advanced Highers. 
  • BTEC Completion of BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, to at least pass standard.
  • GCSE B/6 in GCSE English Language, B/6 in GCSE Mathematics and C/4 in five other GCSE subjects. Applicants with grade C/4 in GCSE English Language and grade B/6 in GCSE English Literature will also be considered.

Please note that applicants to BSc Accounting & Finance with Foundation Year should have studied a higher level quantitative subject such as Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Calculus and Statistics.

Applications from candidates with other vocational or internationally-recognised qualifications are also welcome. Overseas applicants may wish instead to consider the Warwick International Foundation Programme.

Other criteria

You must also satisfy at least two of the following criteria to be considered. (Please note that we will consider only applicants entering higher education for the first time):

  • Having spent time in local-authority care. (Applicants meeting this criterion are not required to meet any of the other criteria below).
  • Attending a school where average performance of students achieving 5 A*-C GCSE including English and Mathematics was below the national average and/or attending a school/college with below the national average performance at KS5.
  • Attending a school or college with above national average entitlement/eligibility to Free School Meals.
  • Living in a low participation neighbourhood (POLAR 3, quintile 1) or an area which has a high level of deprivation (Index of Multiple Deprivation, 0-20%).*
  • Being a first-generation entrant to higher education i.e. neither parent has attended university.

If you are experiencing (or have experienced) other disadvantaging circumstances you may express this in an AWARDS form. This must be sent within two weeks of application (excluding holidays).

* To find out if your home postcode is in a low participation neighbourhood you can use the following postcode tool (when you type in your postcode you should look at the number in the first category ‘POLAR3 young participation quintile’.


Talk to us

Choosing where and what to study is a big decision and one we want to help you make. There are lots of opportunities to come and visit Warwick including Open Days, Warwick Talk and Tours, or you can come and visit us in WBS for an Information Session with a member of staff, and wherever possible, a student ambassador.

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