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International Stage Two

The International Stage Two (IS2) provides an intensive combination of first year university subject modules with extra study and English language skills. The IS2 is the equivalent to your first year of study at undergraduate level, upon successful completion, you will continue to the second year of your chosen degree at study at the University of your choice.

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The International Stage Two is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a Scottish University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IS2 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IS2 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

Why study this course

Achieve degree entry requirements

If you don’t meet the English language level and academic skills required for an undergraduate degree at a Scottish university, then the International Stage Two programme is the right path to still study at the University of your choice while achieving the required academic skills.

Individual Support

Throughout your studies you’ll benefit from small class sizes and support from qualified and experienced teachers.

International Advice Service

Our team can provide specialist advice and guidance to you and your family on a range of matters relating to living and studying in the UK. As well as assistance with student visas. They can also provide links to the local community and produce a range of useful information so you can feel welcomed and safe in this new chapter of your life.

Available Routes

The International Stage Two is the equivalent to second year level study of a typical four-year Scottish undergraduate degree.

Discover your route to an undergraduate degree

You can choose from a range of Universities in Scotland to
pursue your pathway programme and progress onto your
chosen degree.

ICD / IS2 / Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering combines a range of technical, creative, and management skills. It plays an important role in a range of sectors including aerospace, energy management, and surgical innovation.

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ICD / IS2 / Computing

The International Stage Two in Computing gives you a head start to achieving a Scottish degree in Computing with the University of Dundee’s prestigious School of Science and Engineering.

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ICD / IS2 / Applied Finance

Our International Stage Two in Applied Finance is the first stage of your integrated BSc (Hons) Applied Finance in Practice degree course. You will be introduced to financial accounting, management, business theory and mathematics for business. You will continue your degree studies with the School of Business who boast professional accreditation across many of their degree courses with recognised bodies such as The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and The Association of International Accountants (AIA).

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ICD / IS2 / Business and Economics

The International Stage Two in Business and Economics gives you a head start to achieving a Scottish degree in business with the University of Dundee’s prestigious School of Business. Students will develop their knowledge in business, finance, management, accounting and economics which opens up a wide variety of career opportunities.

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Benefits of the International Stage Two

Small class sizes

up to 18 students


Study at the university


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progression to your
University of choice

University Status

From day one you’ll
gain access to your