NCUK International Foundation Year


The NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) programme is a pre-university programme designed to prepare international students to study in a number of reputed universities worldwide. It develops students’ subject knowledge, study skills and English language competency to a level suitable for smooth progression to undergraduate study in prestigious British and international universities.

Programme Educational Objectives

Provide students with a high quality pre-undergraduate education, with outcomes comparable with internationally recognised high school qualifications such as GCE A Levels.

Prepare students for study at undergraduate level in English-language at universities that offer degree courses taught in English.

Enhance the English language ability of student to enable them to communicate and study effectively and confidently at undergraduate level.

Develop the study skills, subject knowledge and related capabilities required for successful study at undergraduate level in an NCUK University.

Cultivate a commitment to good practice in academic work.

Provide students with the necessary skills to enable them to develop as independent, autonomous learners.

Give students practical experience of different methods to develop and assess their learning.

Entry Requirements

  1. 12 years of school education
  2. English language level of at least IELTS 5.0 or equivalent (IELTS 4.0 or 4.5 is possible depending on the timetable offered)
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