Type Call
Key dates

Deadline: Tuesday 8 May 2018

Deadline to submit clarification questions: Thursday 12 April 2018

Eligibility UK higher education institution or organisation

We would like to commission a UK higher education institution or organisation to develop a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the topic of academic readiness for international students embarking on degree-level study in the UK.

This short preparation course should focus on helping international students prior to overseas study by equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to succeed in UK higher education. The academic readiness course will be hosted on FutureLearn. The course will address challenges faced by international students entering the UK’s higher education system, including the differing styles of teaching, the study skills needed, expectations for independent study, and coping with the demands of academic reading and writing in English in order to prepare the students, the course should also include a short module on ‘living’ in the UK.

How to apply

We ask for interested parties to sign up to the British Council In-tend portal to be able to view the opportunity in full:


All information can be found in the Request for Proposal with the supplier response (Annex 2) and pricing approach (Annex 3) document to be returned for submission. Although these documents are attached for your information, the application can only be submitted through the In-tend portal.