About NCUK

  • NCUK is unique in UK higher education.
  • NCUK is a consortium of leading universities dedicated to giving international students guaranteed access to universities and helping students succeed when they get there.
  • UntitledNCUK qualifications are recognised by NCUK universities and by most others across the UK, including many in the Russell Group (UK’s Ivy League), and also by universities internationally.
  • Since 1987, NCUK has helped over 30,000 international students gain guaranteed access to leading UK universities.


  • NCUK Guarantee – Students who pass their qualification are guaranteed a place at an NCUK university and can choose from thousands of degree courses.
  • NCUK recruits students from over 100+ nationalities each year:
      • 90% of NCUK students get into their first choice university
      • 80% of NCUK students achieve a first or second class degree at university

The NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY)

  • The NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) is designed with NCUK university partners to prepare international students for first year entry to undergraduate degree courses.
  • Its purpose is to help bridge the gap between a student’s local qualification and starting a university degree.
  • Students who successfully complete the IFY gain guaranteed access to thousands of degree courses at NCUK universities.


NCUK  Universities include:

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


Visit the NCUK IFY page

Find out more

Not Sure?

Get in touch

Get in touch


Apply for the NCUK IFY

Apply Now

The taste of the pudding is in the eating. My husband and I have had the taste of OTC and have no regrets.

Dame Gift U. Roman

Oxbridge Tutorial College is a school in a class of its own.


After the positive experience with our daughter, little wonder that we didn’t hesitate to send our son, Mofetoluwa to Oxbridge as well.

Mrs. Yetunde Adesina