British Study Centres (BSC) is an official delivery center for the Northern Consortium of UK Universities (NCUK). Together, they provide students with excellent Pathway Programs that are guaranteed to lead them to university. The NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) in Business and Humanities is offered at BSC’s London Hampstead campus and international students from all around the world have completed this program with an astounding 100% pass rate. Just this year, BSC London Hampstead has received applications from CIS (Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine etc.), as well as the Middle East, Africa and China.

What is the IFY Program

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NCUK International Foundation Year programs are designed specifically for international students to aid them in earning acceptance into a mainstream UK university. When international students complete the program, they are guaranteed entry into at least one of the NCUK universities located all across the UK.

The program helps students achieve the required academic qualifications for universities in the UK while also supporting them in improving their English language skills as well as encouraging more cultural and global awareness.

Advantages of the IFY PROGRAM


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Successful completion of most foundation programmes guarantees you admission to one university. The NCUK/British Study Centres IFY in Business and Humanities program offers you even more! NCUK promises that all enrolled students will receive at least two conditional offers from a university within the NCUK network. In addition to this, if students successfully pass the course with a grade 'C' or above, they will also receive at least one unconditional offer.

Beyond this, there is even more to gain from an International First Year program through the British Study Centres. International students enrolled in BSC’s IFY program have greater flexibility in university and course selection as they do not have to make these decisions until after they receive their first semester results. Students can conveniently view the full course directory online and eventually choose from over 4,000 degree programs across all 16 NCUK universities. BSC also ensures that all students receive one-on-one personal counseling sessions every week to discuss any issues or challenges they may be facing.   

And who can forget the huge advantage of being located in the great city of London, one of the most-visited cities across the globe!?

English Language Skills

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As experts in English language training, BSC is well-equipped to provide additional English language support to those students who need extra help and attention. Also, by attending a Pathway Program in an English-speaking country such as the UK, students will experience accelerated language learning as they receive ample opportunities to practice their English skills in their everyday environment. The small class sizes also create an intimate and personalized learning atmosphere at BSC that fosters improved language skills.  

Tuition and Scholarships

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British Study Centres offers the NCUK IFY in Business and Humanities program to international students at £14,500. NCUK also gives the top-performing student at each of its delivery centers an annual cash prize. Universities that are affiliated with NCUK also award exclusive scholarships to NCUK graduates. Some of the 2018 scholarships awarded included scholarships worth £2000-5000 to graduates who progressed to the University of Sheffield, Liverpool John Moores, and the University of Salford.  

There is so much to gain by completing the NCUK International Foundation Year in Business and Humanities program and British Study Centres are well-equipped to deliver an excellent academic and social experience.

Click here to find out more about British Study Centres and start your application on SchoolApply.