NCUK International Foundation Programme In London

Guaranteed progression to top universities starts with IFP London

Take the first step towards a brighter future by studying with NCUK. Our pathway ensures your seamless progression to a range of prestigious universities in the UK and beyond. Our courses also often progression to Australia, Canada, USA, and New Zealand.

Unlock boundless opportunities and set yourself up for success. Start your journey today.

The NCUK International Foundation Year prepares you for studying at some of the world’s most prestigious pathways universities. In the IFP course you are eased into university study with classroom teaching that is interactive and supportive. In this programme, you will get used to university-style teaching whilst building your abilities to study effectively through 24 hours of class teaching per weeks and regular personal tutorial sessions. The NCUK universities cover a wide range of types of university, so no matter if you are considering a practical hands-on modern university, or are looking for a highly ranked Russell Group university, we have a partner that would suit you.

Our 3-term programme offers you the opportunity to study a range of subject modules in small interactive and supportive classes with a focus on your personal development to help you achieve, succeed and grow. With a class size of a maximum of 15, we make sure we can spend time with every student and give them the support they need to reach their full potential.

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Studying an International Foundation Programme course is your pathway to a top UK or global university, including:

International Foundation Programme London

School of Management is one of an elite group of Business Schools with the triple accreditation of EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB

International Foundation Year London

Top 200 in the world (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2023)

International Foundation Programme

Ranked in the Top 150 university in the world under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Ranking 2023)

International Foundation Year

Ranked 3rd in the North West for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2024)

IFP London

Ranked 1st in the UK (THE University Impact Rankings) reflecting the universities endeavours to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Foundation University London

Ranked in the Top 100 UK universities (Guardian University League Tables 2024)

IFP London

Ranked in the Top 50 UK universities (Guardian University League Table 2024)

International Foundation Programme

Ranked in the Top 25 UK universities (Guardian University League Table 2024)

International Foundation Programme

Ranked in the top 7% of universities worldwide (Center for World University Rankings 2023)

International Foundation Year

The Business School holds triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, meeting the international benchmark of excellence for business schools.

International Foundation Programme London

A world top 200 university (the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2024)

International Foundation Year London

Top 10 in England for Student Satisfaction with the course (Guardian University League Table, 2021)

International Foundation Programme

One of the 10 most targeted universities by top UK employers (High Flyers Research)

IFP London

Regularly ranked top in the top 10 of universities in the UK

International Foundation Year

Ranked 28th globally and 7th in the UK for its “International Outlook” (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021)

International Foundation Programme

Ranked in the Top 5 universities in London for 21 subjects (Guardian League Table 2023)

International Foundation Year

Ranked in the Top 20 institutions in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education 2020)

International Foundation Programme

Ranked in the top 400 in the Times Higher World University Ranking 2021)

International Foundation Programme

Ranked in the Top 10 UK universities (Complete University Guide 2024)

International Foundation Year London

Ranked in the Top 200 World Universities (QS World University Ranking 2024)

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Gold standard teaching (TEF Excellence Framework 2023)

IFP London

Top 100 in the University League Table (Complete University Guide 2023)

pathways university

A world top-100 university (QS World University Ranking 2023)

International Foundation Programme

A world top 100 university – 78th in the QS World Ranking 2023

International Foundation Year London

Studying in London you’ll get to see iconic parts of the UK, and study in one of the most vibrant, diverse, and exciting cities in the world. We’re based in an amazing location, only a few minutes’ walk from Kings Cross station in zone 1, so you’ll be right in the heart of the city and well connected to explore. We’ve a range of accommodation ranging from high end luxury to affordable just a few minutes’ walk away.

We’ll work closely with you to make sure you are able to continue your journey on to university. Students who successfully complete an NCUK qualification and actively engage with NCUK’s University Admissions and Placement Service gain a guaranteed place at an NCUK University. See full terms and conditions on the NCUK website here. During your English course foundation you’ll be able to visit universities to see which one is the best fit for you. Our placements team will advise you how and when to apply, and what courses you could apply for, see the individual course pages for more information.



Key Facts for the International Foundation Year (IFY)

Offering scholarships up to £6,000!

Start dates: September 2024

January 2025

Tuition Fee: £16,750

Additional Fees are as follows:

  • Enrolment Fee: £150.00 (mandatory and non-refundable)
  • Textbooks (3 Term): £240.00
  • Airport Pick Ups: £100 (London Airport) / £135 (Other London Airport)
  • Social Programme: £60.00

Minimum English Language Level:

  • September & January: UKVI IELTS 5.0 with no subtest below 4.5
  • Other English Language qualifications accepted (SELT) include: TOEFL IBT: 35 PTE Academic: 43

Academic Entry Requirements:

Academic Entry Requirements vary depending on where you studied. Please see the link for details for your country.

Minimum Age Requirement September intake:

16 years of age. Students must turn 17 by December 31 of the year of course commencement.

Minimum Age Requirement January intake:

17 years of age.


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