Your International Study Centre

Students walking through Teesside International Study Centre

Teesside University International Study Centre offers pathway programmes to help students like you prepare for life at Teesside University. When you finish studying your programme at the International Study Centre, you will feel prepared to make the most of your time at Teesside University.

Pathway programmes at Teesside University International Study Centre are delivered by Study Group, a global leader in preparing international students for academic success. By studying with us, you will develop the key academic skills and English language requirements to achieve your goals within the UK education system.

What’s more, you will develop these skills within a small, friendly, supportive community of other international students, so that you will feel at home at Teesside University from day one.

We will help you succeed at a university study in the UK – and in your career afterwards.

Welcome to your future.

Your future career

At the Teesside University International Study Centre, you will benefit from a future-focused, workplace-ready learning experience that combines employability skills with practical learning opportunities.

We will prepare you for your future degree at Teesside University. Once you progress to your degree at the University, you will benefit from programmes that prepare you for the competitive graduate market through offering opportunities to participate in the workplace before you’ve even finished your degree. You can choose to join an embedded work placement as part of your degree at Teesside, and many of these courses offer access to simulated real-life work environments.

This means you will finish university as a highly employable graduate ready to embark on a career you will love.

Your future home

Where you choose to live during your studies is an important decision, but it doesn't have to be a stressful one. 

Save time and money paying for transport and choose to live on campus — an affordable, popular option among our students. Living on campus means you are close to everything you need to succeed as you study, whilst living close to other students from all around the world.

If you would like to arrange your own accommodation, there are many nearby towns that offer something for everyone. Whether you want to live near the sea, in a historical town or in lively Middlesbrough, there are many options for you to choose from. All within our 50-mile distance requirement.

Your future experience

We want to make sure you feel part of the wider university from the moment you join Teesside so, at the International Study Centre, we work hard to make sure your progression from your pathway programme onto your degree is as seamless as possible.

For our International Year One and Accelerated Pre-Masters programmes, we offer an integrated CAS (iCAS) so you can study for your pathway programme and university degree with only one visa application. This will save you both time and money, and it means there is no requirement for you to return home between your programmes if you don’t want to.

When you enrol on a degree at Teesside University after completing your chosen pathway programme, you will also benefit from our Teesside University Advance scheme.

This scheme provides digital equipment to aid you in your degree-level learning. You will receive a pre-installed Apple iPad and keyboard, credit for learning materials, and lecture-capture technology (note that eligibility criteria apply).

Your future plan

Planning for your future means being financially conscious. Teesside University offers affordable tuition fees of £14,000 per annum, and the cost of living is considerably lower than other areas of the UK.

Accommodation starts from just £75 a week and prices in Middlesbrough are, on average, 55% lower than London.

There are also a number of scholarships available if you exceed your progression grades, ensuring that progressing onto your degree remains affordable.

Undergraduate programmes

Our International Foundation Year and International Year One pathway programmes are your routes to an undergraduate degree at Teesside University. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for your desired degree, these pathways offer you an alternative pathway into your degree.

These undergraduate-level programmes ease you into studying abroad, combining academic and English language preparation to prepare you for a bachelor’s degree. This means that, depending on your chosen pathway, you can progress directly into the first or second year of university undergraduate study on a range of degree programmes.

Postgraduate programmes

If you already have an undergraduate degree from your home country, you can study a postgraduate pathway with us at the International Study Centre. If you already have an undergraduate degree from your home country, you can study a postgraduate pathway with our Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme.


Teesside University International Study Centre is based on the Teesside University Campus. This town campus is located in the heart of Middlesbrough, a large, friendly town in the north-east of England.

Teesside is a single-site campus, meaning that everything is located within walking distance in one safe location. More than £270 million has been invested in the campus over recent years, so you will benefit from a world-class, digitally enabled learning environment, including:

  • £145 million learning resources in the 24/7 library
  • A £13.2 million student life building focused on your wellbeing
  • A year-round outdoor events space in the Campus Heart
  • A dedicated student gym
  • The Students’ Union – your hub for student life.
Solene from Cameroon

Our students say...

"My tutors are the best tutors I've ever had before because they always run the extra mile for me. If I have a problem, I will message them or send them an email and they'll quickly reply to me – always giving me more links to get more information, which I appreciate."

Solene from Cameroon
Studies International Foundation Year in Computing, Engineering and Health Sciences

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