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NCUK International Foundation Programme

Fast-track your studies to a top UK university

NCUK is a global network, made up of over 45 leading universities dedicated to providing international students guaranteed access to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The consortium expands across five continents with study centres in multiple countries.

An NCUK preparatory (foundation) pathway is designed for international students who are looking to fast-track their level 3 studies (A-levels or I.B). You will gain quality-assured, globally recognised qualifications in as little as 7 months in your chosen modules with innovative assessment methods and a guaranteed progression place on an undergraduate course at a top UK university.

International Foundation Year pathways:

We are pleased to offer two NCUK Foundation Year pathways to prepare international students for first year entry to undergraduate degree courses. By studying in small classes in a higher education environment with us, you will gain the confidence to succeed at your chosen university.

Both pathways are split between two semesters offering you the opportunity to study a range of subject specific modules in small, supportive classes. Our dedicated, expert tutors are here to help you succeed and prepare you for university study.

Explore our NCUK International Foundation Year pathways and apply today.

Business and Management pathway Read

This pathway is ideal if you are looking to pursue undergraduate study in a business-related subject such as International Business Management at top UK universities like Queen Mary University of London or University of Manchester.


  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Maths (for business)
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Humanities pathway Read

Our humanities pathway is designed for students pursuing further studies in subjects such as, international relations, psychology, history, or journalism at top UK universities.


  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Key facts

Maximum class size 15 students
Start dates 26th September 2022, 3rd January 2023
Duration 79 months
Entry Requirements These vary by country and are specific depending on where you have previously studied. Please refer to the country specific qualifications we accept.
IFY minimum English language level
  • September 2022: UKVI IELTS 5.0 with no subtest below 4.5
  • January 2023: UKVI IELTS 5.5 no subtest below 5.0
  • Minimum age requirements: 16 years of age on application, however students must turn 17 by the start date of the course.
  • Fees: September 2022 and January 2023 £12,450
Assessments  You will be assessed during the program in the following ways:

  • Regular coursework, including assignments, in class tests and report writing
  • Mid and end of course exams. Your tutors will help you prepare for these in advance.

Benefits of studying for a NCUK pathway at Regent College London

Studying at Regent College London’s Central London location you will experience everything the city has to offer. Situated in Fitzrovia, our study centre is right around the corner from Oxford Street and Regent’s Park. We have over 20-years of experience in the education sector and are proud of our strong academic tutor network who are specialists in their subject area and one to one support.

  • Central London study location, with excellent transport links
  • University learning environment
  • 1-2-1 academic support
  • Access to free academic services support and events
  • NCUK student support; visa, accommodation, personal statement, application
  • Guaranteed progression route to top universities in the UK

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