Transfer to 90+ Universities/Business Schools (Conditions Apply)

Transfer to 90+ Universities/Business Schools (Conditions Apply)

UCL International Foundation Year (UIFY)

The UCL International Foundation Year (UIFY) is a one-year pre-university qualification which is ideally suitable for students who would like to get a head-start in their undergraduate level programme. UIFY provides the pathway for students after O/Levels to develop the skills and knowledge required to commence their undergraduate studies in selected disciplines and become a graduate by the age 21. Upon successful completion of the UIFY students can directly enter the Year 1 of a degree programme. Students who have done A/Levels but have not met the entry criteria for the degree and who would like to improve their knowledge in preparation for a university degree may also enroll for this foundation year.


The programme emphasizes development of students’ core competencies in English Language & Communication skills with a focus on preparing students for higher studies and specialized modules in Computing, Business, Health Science and Engineering; therefore, providing students with the opportunity to proceed towards undergraduate studies confidently.

Programme StrEAMS
  • Business
  • IT
  • Engineering
  • Health Science

GCE O/L 5 grades A – S including C for English and Mathematics


To complete the qualification, students must study and pass eight (8) modules, which includes six (6) compulsory modules and two (2) elective modules in either Computing or Business streams.

Compulsory Modules

▪ Developing English Language Skills
▪ Advanced English Language Skills
▪ English for Academic Purposes
▪ Study & Communication Skills
▪ Culture Studies

Elective Modules

▪ Introduction to Computing
▪ Introduction to Programming
▪ Introduction to Business
▪ Introduction to Accounting and Economics

Delivery Method

Group class delivery mode, with lectures, discussions and tutorial sessions. The 8 modules are split across 2 semesters.

Assessments and Examinations

The modules are assessed by either examination or coursework assignments.

Academic Progression

Upon successful completion of the programme students may enter the 1st year of the following degree programmes of the University of Central Lancashire, UK offered at UCL or transfer credits to other universities in UK, Malaysia, Canada, USA and many other destinations*.


Intakes: January/ June/ October

Foundation Programmes on offer:
  • UCL International Foundation Year (UIFY)
    • Pathway to degree completion in Sri Lanka with the University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • UCL International Foundation Year Global Pathway (UIFY Global) – One Foundation, Many Destinations
    • Pathway to degree completion in 90+ universities, institutes, and business schools* in Canada, New Zealand, USA, UK, Germany, France, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and may more

    UIFY Global Pathway

    One Foundation, Many Destinations

    The UIFY Global Pathways is the most versatile foundation programme that provides global opportunities for students to embark on their higher education enabling them to reach the zenith of a chosen career. This programme gives wide scope with many destinations which are profitable and exciting to discerning students.

    UIFY Global Pathways Unique Key Benefits
    • Special financial grants*
    • Merit scholarships for high achieving students,
    • Covers additional modules to facilitate the student transfer
    • Country specific orientation
    • Cultural workshop
    • Language support
    • Visa Guidance
    • Travel and accommodation support and
    • Introduction to university student body and many more
    UIFY Global Pathway Programme Pathway

    Upon successful completion of the programme students may transfer the credits to other below mentioned universities* to enter the 1st year of the degree

    Preferred partners
    • Valparaiso University – USA
    • Lakehead university – Canada
    • ESC Clermont Business School – France
    Guaranteed pathways coorperation
    • Carroll University – USA
    • CQ University – Australia
    • University of Nicosia Medical School – Cyprus
    • Bangor University – Wales, UK
    • Birmingham City University- UK
    • Limerick Institute if Technology – Ireland
    • Liverpool Hope University – UK
    • National College of Ireland – Ireland
    Other Destinations


    Curtin University
    Deakin University
    La Trobe University
    Southern Cross University
    Swinburne University of Technology
    The University of Queensland
    University of Canberra

    Fraser International College
    Lakehead University
    Thompson Rivers University
    University Canada West
    York University

    XTLU Xi’an Jiaotong- Liverpool

    University of Nicosia Medical School

    Anglia Ruskin University
    Arts University Bournemouth
    Aston University
    Birmingham City University
    Canterbury Christ Church Universsy
    De Montfort University Leicester
    Keele University
    Kingston Universty London
    Leeds Beckett University
    Lverpool Hope University
    Liverpool John Moores University
    London Metropolitan University
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Middlesex University London
    Northumbria University
    Nottingham Trent University
    Oxford Brookes University
    Royal Holloway, University of London
    Sheffield Hallam University
    Teesside University
    University of Northampton
    Unversity Centre Croydon
    University for the Creative Arts
    University of Bedfordshire
    University of Central Lancashire
    University of Derby
    University of East London
    University of Essex
    University of Exeter
    University of Gloucestershire
    University of Greenwich
    University of Kent
    University of Leeds
    University of Leicester
    University of Liverpool
    University of London (International)
    University of Nottingham
    University of Plymouth
    University of Sunderland
    University of Sussex
    University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
    University of Westminster
    University of Worcester
    University of York

    Grenoble Ecole de Management

    IUBH International University of Applied Sciences

    Hong Kong
    University of Sunderland in Hong Kong

    Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
    Letterkenny Institute of Technology
    Limerick Institute of Technology
    National College of Ireland

    Nagoya University of Commerce and Business
    Temple Univenity Japan Campus(TUJ)

    Curtin University Malaysia
    Swinburne University of Technology.
    Sarawak Campus
    University of Nottingham Malaysia

    Curtin University Mauritius

    New Zealand
    Massey University
    Media Design School
    Unitec Institute of Technology

    Abertay University
    Glasgow Caledonian University
    University of Strathclyde

    Curtin University Singapore
    James Cook University Singapore
    SIM Global Education, Singapore
    Institute of Management

    Curtin University Dubai

    Berkeley College
    Carroll University
    Eastern Connecticut State University
    Heidelberg University
    Humboldt State University
    Southern Oregon University
    Temple University
    University of Idaho
    University of North Alabama


    Westminster International University in Tashkent
    Turin Polytechnic Universiy in Tashkent


    British University Vietnam
    RMIT University Vietnam


    Aberystwyth University
    Bangor University
    Cardiff Metropolitan University
    Swansea University
    University of South Wales


    University of London (International)

    Why choose UCL for Foundation Programme

    Raya Marambage – Gateway College

    Ranked World No.2 NCC International Foundation Diploma

    Ruvinya Ekanayake –  Vishaka Vidyalaya

    Scored 100/100 for ICT module

    Yash Marambage – Gateway College

    Overall 94 average for NCC International Foundation. Currently following UCLan IB Degree

    Shannine Philips – Ladies College

    Overall 94 average for NCC International Foundation. Currently following UCLan IB Degree

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