International Foundation Year

NCUK's International Foundation Year gives you the choice of access to a wide range of universities and degree courses.

Your future. Your choice.

The NCUK IFY is a modular programme that will prepare you for first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses. You will study a combination of modules that fit in with your degree destination.

Business Foundation


  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Maths

Who is it for?

  • Students interested in taking a business-related course after the Foundation Year
  • Students who would like to keep their options open to more scientific subjects such as Computer Science or Engineering
  • Students who consider themselves to be strong in mathematics

Humanities Foundation


  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Society and Politics

Who is it for?

  • Students who would like to progress to a degree such as Law, Journalism, Literature or Politics after the Foundation Year
  • Students who are highly literate and have a flair for writing essays
  • Students who are not as confident in mathematics

Course content

The programme is made up of 3 core modules and 1 elective module.

The final summative assessment is made up of 30% continuous assessment (coursework) and 70% final examination(s).

Progression options

NCUK Guaranteed Access to Universities

Guaranteed progression to some of the UK's best universities

Part of the NCUK guarantee is that students are guaranteed a minimum of 2 conditional offers to the universities and 1 unconditional offer if you pass the course.

Guidance on your university applications

To ensure you are fully supported as you step towards studying for a UK university degree, we offer a range of student placement services. Our Student Placement Co-ordinator will provide you with practical advice and support on study options available at a wide range of UK universities.

  • One-to-one student counselling to help you select the most appropriate degree programme
  • Assistance with all stages of your university application process
  • Help writing your personal statement
  • Preparation for university interviews
  • Opportunities to attend presentations by university admissions tutors
  • Assistance with attending university open days and education fairs
  • Visit the academic departments within the university you are most interested in
  • Access to university prospectuses
  • Help finding alternative university options if you need to

Wide choice

  • We have a course directory of around 4000 degree programmes across the 16 universities in the NCUK portfolio.
  • More than just Business degrees. Our graduates can progress to a wide range of different degree programmes including Architecture, Law, Psychology, Computer Science and English Literature.
  • Late application deadlines for NCUK candidates.

NCUK universities

NCUK students are guaranteed a place at one of the 16 NCUK universities listed below.

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