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NCUK: Founded by UK universities to give you guaranteed access to universities

 

NCUK is unique to UK higher education. They are a consortium of leading UK universities dedicated to giving international students guaranteed access to universities worldwide and helping you succeed when you get there.

The NCUK qualifications are recognised by their own universities and by most others across the UK, including many in the Russell Group – and also by universities in Ireland and internationally. And far more than other qualifications, they prepare you to hit the ground running.

NCUK always acts in your best interests, helping you realise your dreams and ambitions, both a university and afterwards, in your life and career.

Whether you’re looking for a place as an undergraduate or a postgraduate, the NCUK qualifications and guaranteed access are the best there are. They are designed in collaboration with NCUK universites, and combine high academic standards, with language, study, social and cultural skills.

You can study in Ireland, with DIFC – an NCUK Study Centre. And the NCUK qualifications are backed by fantastic service levels of service and support, and an outstanding 30-year track record.

NCUK have helped tens of thousands of international students gain guaranteed access to leading UK universities, choosing from thousands of different courses, and earning good undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a huge range of subjects.

NCUK is here to make sure that you get in and get on. We’ll help you find your perfect place in a UK university.

NCUK: Your best route to a UK university

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  • Aston University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Kent
  • Kingston University
  • University of Leeds
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • University of Manchester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of Salford
  • University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Hallam University

NCUK and DIFC also work in partnership with other universities located all over the world.

NCUK Guarantee

All students who successfully pass their NCUK International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters programme with DIFC, will be placed onto a suitable programme at one of our partner universities. The entry criteria for each of our university partners varies, so where you are placed will depend on how well you do in your exams.

 

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: 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).

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 over 170 IFY Health Science students into universities since 2009 – please click here to see our past placements

 

NCUK Pre-Masters Programme: Guarantee 

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

  • Research Methods: 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).

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.