What Do I Need to Get Into My Chosen University or College?

Entry Requirements

Our Entry Directory shows the university courses available, and tells you what you need to do to get the course you want.

The Entry Directory gives you a guide to the minimum entry requirements to courses at our partner universities. Successful completion of a programme guarantees you a place leading to an appropriate degree at a partner university.

Note: Entry requirements and the availability of courses in our Directories may be subject to change.


IFY entry requirements

Some partners will refer to points rather than grades – where partners refer to points please use the following equivalence points table to convert to Grades. Please note; EAP is not used in the points calculations ( only contents subject are used).

NCUK IFY Courses & Entry Requirements

International Foundation Year (IFY)
Students Guide
To gain entry to the NCUK University Partners students need to pass all subject modules and English for Academic Purpose (EAP)*. The final subject marks are given as grades and these grades equate to points. This is shown in the table below.

NCUK IFY Grade IFY Marking Criteria: Percentage NCUK IFY Points
A* Exceptional performance. Clear logical thinking, lucidly expressed. Evidence of originality. 80+% 140
A Excellent – demonstrated learning of a high standard with clear evidence of application and synthesis. 70-80% 120
B Good – demonstrated competence, well-developed approach to the subject. Ability to apply concepts and synthesise material. 60-70% 100
C Satisfactory – average performance, demonstrated strengths and weaknesses. Reasonable knowledge and understanding of the subject. 50-60% 80
D Adequate – sufficient performance. Work characterised by errors and omissions. Some misunderstandings of basic concepts and principles. 40-50% 60
E Barely adequate performance. Weak understanding of conceptual frameworks. Many errors and omissions, confused exposition of issues. Poor understanding of class notes and/or little evidence of independent study. 35-40% 40
U Ungraded – totally insubstantial, absent, incomplete or inadequate work. 0

English Language Requirements

All students are required to have a sufficient command of English in order to cope with the demands of a degree course. For students from most countries, this means they must study English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in order to improve their reading, writing, listening & speaking

Further Information

Further information on NCUK and the NCUK universities can be found at www.ncuk.ac.uk

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