International Foundation Year

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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.

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The NCUK International Foundation Year prepares you for studying at some of the world’s most prestigious pathways universities. In this 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.

Studying three academic modules plus English for Academic Purposes will give you the knowledge you need in order to help meet your full potential. Our small classes and qualified teachers will work closely with you to make sure you get all the support you need to reach your potential.

International Foundation Year allows you to study core modules (common across all our International Foundation Year Programmes), and then tailor your learning by taking progression degree-related streams.

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International Foundation Year in Business & Management

24 hours tuition per week

You will study the following modules:

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Business

Economics

Plus the optional choice of modules between:

Global Studies or

Mathematics for Business

This programme offers a wide range of progression options at a wide array of universities

Here are some of the courses you could progress to that are popular with our students:

University  Course Typical Offer 
Queen Mary University of London Business Management AAA
EAP Grade A
Queen Mary University of London Economics, Finance and Management AAA
EAP Grade A
Kingston University Business Management BCC
EAP Grade C
Brunel University Business and Management BBB
EAP Grade B
Brunel University Marketing Management BBB
EAP Grade B
The University of Manchester Management AAA
EAP Grade A
The University of  Kent Business Management BBC
EAP Grade B
The University of Leeds Business Management AAB
EAP Grade B
The University of Bristol Economics and Management AAA
EAP Grade B
Manchester Metropolitan Business Management CCC
EAP Grade C
Liverpool John Moore Business Management CCC
EAP Grade C

This is just a small subset of some of the most popular options, but there are hundreds of progressions into some of the top courses at the UKs best universities. Please get in touch with us via the general enquiries option if would like to enquire about a particular course.

International Foundation Year in Accounting and Finance

24 hours tuition per week

You will study the following modules:

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Business

Economics

Mathematics for Business

This programme offers a wide range of progression options at a wide array of universities.

Here are some of the courses you could progress to that are popular with our students:

University  Course Typical Offer 
Queen Mary University of London Economics and Finance AAA
EAP Grade B
Queen Mary University of London Accounting and Management AAA
EAP Grade B
Kingston University Accounting and Finance AAA
EAP Grade B
Brunel University Accountancy BBB
EAP Grade B
Brunel University Economics and Accounting BBB
EAP Grade B
The University of Manchester Accounting and Finance AAA
EAP Grade A
The University of  Kent Accounting and Finance and Economics BBB
EAP Grade B
The University of Leeds Banking and Finance AAA
EAP Grade B
The University of Bristol Finance AAA
EAP Grade B
Manchester Metropolitan Accounting and Finance BCC
EAP Grade C
Liverpool John Moore Business and Finance CCC
EAP Grade C

This is just a small subset of some of the most popular options, but there are hundreds of progressions into some of the top courses at the UKs best universities. Please get in touch with us via the general enquiries option if would like to enquire about a particular course.

International Foundation Year in Humanities and Social Science

24 hours tuition per week

You will study the following modules:

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Global Studies

Economics

Business

This programme offers a wide range of progression options at a wide array of universities

Here are some of the courses you could progress to that are popular with our students:

University  Course Typical Offer 
Queen Mary University of London Global Law A*AA
EAP Grade A
Queen Mary University of London International Relations ABB
EAP Grade A
Kingston University Sociology and International Relations BCC
EAP Grade C
Brunel University Law with International Arbitration and Commercial Law ABB
EAP Grade B
Brunel University Economics and Business Finance BBB
EAP Grade B
The University of Manchester Criminology ABB
EAP Grade A
The University of  Kent Law and Economics AAB
EAP Grade B
The University of Leeds International Relations ABB
EAP Grade B
The University of Bristol Geography AAA
EAP Grade B
Manchester Metropolitan Law BBC
EAP Grade B
Liverpool John Moore Public Relations CCC
EAP Grade B

This is just a small subset of some of the most popular options, but there are hundreds of progressions into some of the top courses at the UKs best universities. Please get in touch with us via the general enquiries option if would like to enquire about a particular course.

International Foundation Year in Engineering

24 hours tuition per week

The International Foundation Year in Engineering is perfect for students who would like to learn skills needed from the very beginning that apply directly to future professions.

In this programme you can expect a mixture of theoretical and practical work, as well as a variety of teaching methods designed to give you skills you need for an engineering or computer science degree at university.

You will study the following:

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Maths
  • Chemistry
  • Physics


Progression options

The Engineering International Foundation Year gives you access to multiple degrees at our universities. Here are a few popular courses that our students can progress to:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Cyber Security
  • Sustainable Energy Engineering


This programme offers a wide range of progression options at a wide array of universities.

Here are some of the courses you could progress to that are popular with our students:

University  Course Typical Offer 
Queen Mary University of London Aerospace Engineering with Industrial Experience ABB
EAP Grade B
Queen Mary University of London Electrical and Electronic Engineering ABB
EAP Grade B
Kingston University Construction Engineering Management BCC
EAP Grade C
Brunel University Civil Engineering BBB
EAP Grade V
Brunel University Computer Systems Engineering ABB
EAP Grade C
The University of Manchester Mechatronic Engineering A*AA
EAP Grade B
The University of  Kent Biomedical Engineering ABB
EAP Grade B
The University of Leeds Chemical and Energy Engineering AAB
EAP Grade C
The University of Bristol Engineering Design with Study in Industry A*AA
EAP Grade B
Manchester Metropolitan Mechanical Engineering BCC
EAP Grade B
Liverpool John Moore Architectural Engineering CCC
EAP Grade B

This is just a small subset of some of the most popular options, but there are hundreds of progressions into some of the top courses at the UKs best universities. Please get in touch with us via the general enquiries option if would like to enquire about a particular course.

International Foundation Year in Science

24 hours tuition per week

The International Foundation Year in Science is perfect for students who want to acquire the skills needed to take on a science related degree at university.

You will study Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) to help prepare you for first year entry to undergraduate degrees courses such as Medicine and Nursing. This course is not only theoretical learning, as you will also have the chance to participate in practical laboratories throughout the year with us, to truly give you the first-hand experience of studying in a scientific field.

You will study the following:

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology


Progression options

With a Science International Foundation Year, your progression options are endless. Here are a few popular courses that you can access by taking the International Foundation Year in Science with Malvern House:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Astronomy and Space Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary Bioscience


This programme offers a wide range of progression options at a wide array of universities.

Here are some of the courses you could progress to that are popular with our students:

University  Course Typical Offer 
Queen Mary University of London Biochemistry ABB
EAP Grade B
Queen Mary University of London Pharmaceutical Chemistry ABB
EAP Grade B
Kingston University Chemistry BCC
EAP Grade C
Brunel University Biomedical Sciences (Human Health) BBB
EAP Grade V
Brunel University Mathematics for Data Science ABB
EAP Grade C
The University of Manchester Biomedical Sciences ABB
EAP Grade C
The University of  Kent Mathematics with a Year in Industry ABB
EAP Grade B
The University of Leeds Chemistry AAB
EAP Grade C
The University of Bristol Computer Science A*AA
EAP Grade B
Manchester Metropolitan Mathematics BCC
EAP Grade B
Liverpool John Moore Forensic Science CCC
EAP Grade B

This is just a small subset of some of the most popular options, but there are hundreds of progressions into some of the top courses at the UKs best universities. Please get in touch with us via the general enquiries option if would like to enquire about a particular course.

Assessments

You will be assessed during the program in a few ways:

  • Regular coursework –  this could include assignments, in class tests, and report writing
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations – formal examinations that we’ll help you prepare for
  • Your foundation results will be one of the key factors into which universities you will be able to progress to.

Key Facts for the International Foundation Year (IFY)

Start dates: September 2024
January 2025
Tuition Fee: £16,750
Scholarships: Offering up to £6,000
Application Deadline: Late August
Deposit Deadline: Early September
CAS Deadline: Mid-September

Additional Fees are as follows:

Enrollment 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:

UKVI IELTS 5.0 with no subtest below 4.5
PTE for UKVI: 43 no subtest below 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.

All students who pass are guaranteed a conditional place on a relevant undergraduate degree at an appropriate NCUK university. To gain entry to any NCUK university, you should ideally pass all subject modules. You will also need to have a sufficient command of English. Please see the details on the NCUK guarantee here.

Some degree courses will require minimum grades in specific subjects. University admissions staff may also take into account previous academic attainment.