Foyle International

Foyle International is an education institute in the historic city of Derry, North West Ireland. We offer English and examination courses, teacher development and work placement programmes as well as International programmes such as our NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) and our International Nursing Programme.

  • Average Tuition GBP 12,000
  • Students 1,500
  • International Students 90%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 17,200

School Description

Foyle International was founded in the year 1990 by director Paul Murray in the beautiful and historic city of Derry, North West Ireland. Foyle International has ever since supported international students in furthering their career prospects through language training and guidance, teacher development and work placement programmes.

Today, Foyle International is known as the longest established language school in Northern Ireland. Foyle International is also the first language school in Northern Ireland to have received the prestigious British Council Accreditation marque. Foyle International offers programmes including English and vocational training courses, teacher training programmes, foreign language classes and more. Foyle International enrolls approximately 1000-1500 students on an average on yearly basis. International students at Foyle International come from Europe, the Far and Middle East, South America, Africa and Russia.

  • 01Lowest cost of living in the UK
  • 02Guaranteed access to university
  • 03Personalised counselling

Pathway Programs

  • 17-21 Magazine Street, Derry BT48 6HH, UK

    IELTS Examination Preparation Course (4 Week Group Class)

    GBP 800 Tuition Fee

    We are a specialist IELTS centre, with a dedicated IELTS Coordinator and a team of qualified, experienced teachers whose job it is to help you gain the exam score you need. Lessons provide you with the knowledge you need as well as practice in the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Our tutors have experience working on both lower level IELTS (5.5-6.0) and higher IELTS (6.5 – 8.0) and have helped many students gain the required score to allow them to apply for a university course or professional membership.

  • 17-21 Magazine Street, Derry BT48 6HH, UK

    NCUK International Foundation Year

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    Our NCUK International Foundation Year is a university pathway qualification for international students. It gives you GUARANTEED ACCESS to year one of a UK undergraduate degree programme to any of our 16 partnering universities such as Russel Group members University of Birmingham, University of Bath, University of Manchester etc.

    Our programme is based in Derry City, N. Ireland (UK) and is run in conjunction with our college partner North West Regional College (NWRC). Derry was the first ever UK City of Culture (2013), the 4th largest city in Ireland and has a low cost of living - Northern Ireland is one of the cheapest places to live in the British Isles, and Derry has the LOWEST COST OF LIVING in the Northern Ireland region.

  • 17-21 Magazine Street, Derry BT48 6HH, UK

    Online IELTS

    GBP 120 Tuition Fee

    The IELTS Essential Exam Skills and Strategies Live Online preparation course offered by Foyle International is designed to familiarise IELTS candidates with key exam skills and strategies essential to complete the speaking and writing papers of the IELTS exam with confidence.

    The course comprises 12 x 1 hour sessions which are delivered live online. Classes are fully interactive and taught by our team of experienced and qualified tutors. We have both native and non-native teachers who share their extensive knowledge and understanding of the IELTS exam, giving students a range of perspectives and experience.

    The course covers the following areas:

    An overview of the IELTS exam and grading system

    Understanding test formats and questions

    Time management

    Writing Paper: strategies, example of question types and tips

    Speaking Exam: strategies, example of question types and tips

    Continuing by yourself: ideas for further practice


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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 0.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 0
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 0.00
  • Minimum incoming GRE 0
  • Minimum SAT 0
  • Minimum ACT 0


    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    We are pleased to announce that the University of Salford is offering NCUK Scholarships of up to £5,000 for NCUK undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

    NCUK-Salford UndergraduateExcellence Scholarship for applicants who have studied the NCUK International FoundationYear (IFY) – £5,000.

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    Established in 1990


    Foyle Intentional facilities include seven large classrooms, hi-tech computer rooms, relaxation lounge, a self-study suite, resource room and a quite room for worship.


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