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NCUK provide courses and support for students from all over the world who wish to study for an overseas degree.

Successful completion of an NCUK-approved course at DIFC guarantees students a place on a degree course in their chosen field of study. NCUK courses prepare you for entry to universities in the UK and Ireland. 95% of  our Foundation students have successfully transferred to degree courses in partner universities. In fact, 80% of our students received their first choice.

NCUK fast track your university and college application for you. NCUK provides pathways to 16 leading UK universities:

  • Bradford
  • Huddersfield
  • Leeds Metropolitan
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool John Moores
  • Manchester
  • Manchester Metropolitan
  • The University of Salford
  • Sheffield Hallam
  • Sheffield

Click here to see the 2015 Roll of Honour for all NCUK students who progressed to study in our UK University Partners.

NCUK also works in partnership with other universities located all over the world.

Message from Ken Gill (Chief Executive)

NCUK has a long and proud history in the provision of preparatory study for international university students. Since 1987 we have helped over 22,000 students to enter a programme at one of our NCUK universities. Our students can be confident that an NCUK programme will prepare them for their studies and for a successful global career upon completion. In 2012 92% of our students graduated from their university with a first class or 2:1 degree.

Our relationship with 11 leading UK universities and the guaranteed offer of a place on one of their degree courses on successfully completing an NCUK programme, is unique. Our programmes offer unrivalled standards of quality and give students a breadth and depth of degree courses to progress onto – over 3000 in 2013.

Our continued success is based on these relationships and the excellent partnerships we have forged with our delivery centres across the globe – people who share our vision and our commitment to student success.
Education is our passion and our expertise.
I look forward to welcoming you as an NCUK student.

Ken Gill

If you pass your DIFC programme NCUK will guarantee you a place on a suitable programme at one of our partner universities. The entry criteria for each of our universities varies, so where you are placed will depend on how well you do in your exams. The better you perform, the greater chance you have of getting a place at your first choice!

 

NCUK International Foundation Year: Guarantee 

The minimum grades required in order to be eligible for the NCUK guarantee are based on results in subject modules plus EAP (English for Academic Purposes) or Key Skills.

  • Subject Module Grades: Students must normally achieve a minimum of 240 NCUK points in subject modules to progress to a university degree course.
  • EAP/EAPPU: All students must achieve a minimum of overall grade C with no less than D in each EAP skills component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking).  EAP students will also be given a grade for their “Independent Study Task” and need to achieve a grade D to pass the programme.

All placements are subject to satisfaction of the minimum entry requirements. Note that these are minimum requirements and offers may vary dependent upon students’ prior educational background and application.

 

NCUK IFY: Exclusions from the NCUK Guarantee
Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing

Students who apply to these programmes are not guaranteed a place in university due to quota restrictions and entry requirements.  However, DIFC have successfully placed 159 IFY Health & Medicine students into universities – please click here to see our Health & Medicine placements summary

 

NCUK Graduate Diploma: Guarantee 

Your progression opportunities are based on your Research Methods grade and your EAP grade.

  • Research Methods: In addition to EAP/Key Skills grade C, students must achieve at least a pass grade in their dissertation.
  • EAP: All students must achieve a minimum of overall grade C with no less than D in each EAP skills component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking). EAP students will also be given a grade for their “Independent Study Task” and need to achieve a Grade D to pass the programme.

All placements are subject to satisfaction of the minimum entry requirements. Note that these are minimum requirements and offers may vary dependent upon students’ prior educational background and application.