International Foundation Year (IFY) – NCUK : Science Stream


Program Description

High Ranking Educational

NCUK is a worldwide recognized consortium of leading UK universities which provides high ranking educational services for the UK and international students to prepare themselves for the UK and other universities. The International Foundation Year (NCUK – IFY) is designed for international students to guarantee entry to a partner university and provide the skills needed for successful studies at year 1 and 2. The program is taught over one year and is assessed via internal and external examinations and coursework. A strong Academic English module (EAP) is built in this Foundation Program.

As well as providing strong science and English skills and required international academic qualifications for studying in the UK and other universities (USA, Australia), the IFY gives you cultural awareness and teaches you how to learn in a western environment.

Secure Pathway to World-Famous Universities

By completing the International Foundation Year (IFY) of NCUK in Science Stream, students will be able to continue their studies in one of the NCUK universities in England, Northern Ireland, USA, New Zealand, and Australia.

Students usually take biology, mathematics, and physics as their science credits. General and academic English is also taught during this one-year intensive program. IFY-Science is a secure pathway to world-famous universities in the UK.

If a student completes IFY-Science program successfully and with high grades, then some of the UK universities GUARANTEE the admission of students to their university. These are called the “G” group of universities.


Prepares International Students

IFY – Science Stream is a one year course which prepares international students for university studies in the UK or any other European university. During the course of study, each student should complete some internal assessments which are provided by AIC. At the end of each semester, students will sit for a semester exam which is organized by NCUK. Students should attend classes and prepare research reports. All students will participate in WPT (Weekly Progress Test).

Course Requirements

International and Hungarian students are welcome to apply to study IFY – Science Stream at Avicenna International College. Applicants must hold a valid high school diploma. A Level and IB graduates are encouraged to apply for Avicenna Scholarship Plan when they plan to prepare for any NCUK universities at AIC.


Future Opportunities for AIC Students:

Upon graduation from AIC, the majority of our students join the best European, UK and American universities to complete their studies. Many universities are now actively looking for admitting AIC students thanks to the high quality of education at AIC.

Other graduates of AIC who have completed the foundation programs in Nursing, IT, Tourism and Hotel Management or other fields are happy to find a job and get well-paid in the European market.

Your Future University:

Many European, UK and North American universities admit our graduate students. For medical studies, our graduates rank among the best in universities like Semmelweis University (Hungary), Szeged University (Hungary), Charles University (Czech Republic), Comenius University (Slovakia), several other universities in Italy, Spain, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, and other countries.

Those students who complete the NCUK foundation program can continue their International Year One at AIC and then move to a UK partner university to complete their BA/BS or MS degrees. The following UK universities GUARANTEE and admission to our students who are strong in English and sciences:

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


Last updated Oct 2019

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Avicenna International College (AIC) is an independent educational institute which was originally established in 1995 in Budapest, Hungary. Since 1995, AIC has grown into a well-known provider of qual ... Read More

Avicenna International College (AIC) is an independent educational institute which was originally established in 1995 in Budapest, Hungary. Since 1995, AIC has grown into a well-known provider of quality education in Europe. Read less