NCUK - International Foundation Year
7 - 9 months
2 October 2023
For more information,
please contact UOWD College.
AED 60,000 / USD 16,085
(VAT 5% inclusive)
10,000 AED discount available.
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University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), has partnered with NCUK, a leading pathway qualification provider, to offer students the opportunity to complete an internationally recognised foundation course in Dubai before progressing to a top-ranked University in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the USA.
The International Foundation Year (IFY) gives students access to over 4,000 degrees through 45+ leading universities across 13 countries. This qualification is designed to prepare you for first-year entry to a bachelor’s degree.
One of the many benefits offered by the International Foundation Year is that students who do not have the scores for direct entry into a bachelor degree in the UK, Australia, or USA, among other destinations, can study at UOWD for one year before studying abroad at one of the NCUK universities.
Upon successfully completing the NCUK's International Foundation Year, students are guaranteed a place on a suitable course at an NCUK University or University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD)* and will also be guided through the university application process by UOWD College and NCUK.
* Subject to entry requirements
The entry requirements for the International Foundation Year depends on the University you may wish
to purse your bachelor degree.
Select the entry criteria below based on your preferred University:
The duration of the International Foundation Year (IFY) is 7 to 9 months. Like A-Levels, you will study four academic subjects from the list below depending on which degree you want to study at university.
You will study 4 subjects from:
- Mathematics for Business
- Mathematics for Engineering
- Business Studies
- Society and Politics
- English for Academic Purposes
Upon successfully completing the NCUK IFY, students are guaranteed a place on a suitable course at an NCUK University or University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and will also be guided through the university application process by UOWD College and NCUK.
Upon successful completion of the International Foundation Year (IFY) program, students will receive wide range of opportunities to study in countries such as Australia, UK, USA, New Zealand, Canada, France and more. Students will have the certainty of knowing that they have passed the foundation program before travelling overseas for higher education. Students who decide to continue their studies in the UAE will also be able to complete their bachelor degrees at University of Wollongong in Dubai
International Foundation Year (IFY) qualifications are recognised by more than 45 universities around the world, including:
Accreditations and Qualifications
Upon successful completion of the International Foundation Year (IFY), you will receive a certificate from NCUK showing that you have passed the course and a transcript that details your individual module results.
NCUK’s International Foundation Year is formally recognised by leading universities worldwide allowing you to gain access to top-ranked international universities.