Why Study with NCUK?

We are experts in providing the perfect pathway for international students to gain access to universities all around the world. We are a consortium of leading universities dedicated to giving international students guaranteed access to universities worldwide and helping students succeed when they get there.

Our qualifications are designed by our universities, taught by our network of global study centres, and studied by students aspiring to get in to some of the top universities in the world. We offer a range of qualifications to suit international students of all levels from pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate pathway programmes.

Passing an NCUK qualification guarantees you a place at one of our universities whilst also fully preparing students to study at university:

  • 99% visa success rate for NCUK students

  • 90% of NCUK students get into their first-choice university
  • 80% of NCUK students achieve a first or second-class degree at university

NCUK has helped over 30,000 international students gain guaranteed access to university courses in some of the top universities in the UK, since 1987.

With our full range of quality qualifications, our consortium of leading universities, our dedicated University Admissions Support Service and a global network of Study Centres, we have the best option for international students to study abroad.

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What makes us different?

By studying an NCUK qualification you will also benefit from our dedicated University Admissions and Placement Service, a Guaranteed place at an NCUK university upon passing your qualification, a range of academic prizes and UK scholarships specifically for NCUK students, as well as improving your English language with our English for Academic Purposes modules.

Our University Admissions and Placement Service ensures NCUK students get in to the most appropriate degree course at university and we always act in everyone’s best interest. We provide expert guidance to students whilst also supporting their application at every stage of the university application process. Students who pass the NCUK qualification are guaranteed a place at an NCUK university and we also offer a cascading clearing support service to ensure any students who don’t meet their grades for their first-choice university, still get a place at a relevant course in one of our universities.

Each year, NCUK, in collaboration with NCUK universities and the Northern Consortium, offers a range of scholarships and awards to NCUK students. NCUK awards academic prizes from an annual prize fund of £50,000 to students with the best academic results from the NCUK global network. NCUK universities also offer exclusive international student scholarships to NCUK students ranging from £2,000 to £5,000 per year.

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If you have any questions about our qualifications and services, or need advice on choosing the right study option for you then contact us today. Our friendly student services team are here to help you.

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Testimonials

Find out what our happy students have said about us

Kenya

The greatest achievement I’ve had would be receiving my NCUK results, this opened doors for a whole new myriad of opportunities, beginning with university.

The University of Bristol,

MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering,

James Kairu

James Kairu

NIGERIA

NCUK is fantastic! Studying abroad has exposed me to various types of cultures and enabled me to become more independent.

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS,

BA (Hons) Communications and Media,

Ayomikun Sonuga

Ayomikun Sonuga

PAKISTAN

NCUK has provided me with the platform, essential tools and opportunities to excel and achieve what I have today. It is a journey which sets you out on a new […]

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER,

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience,

Danial Haider Tabassum

Danial Haider Tabassum

NIGERIA

We have great teachers on my university degree and I like the style of teaching in the UK. The university’s accommodation is excellent.

UNIVERSITY OF KENT,

LLB (Hons) Law,

Ebunoluwa Adeniran

Ebunoluwa Adeniran

KENYA

The NCUK qualification helped me a lot, particularly with Maths and Microeconomics, the modules are very similar to the ones I am now studying at university.

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS,

BEng (Hons) Mechatronics and Robotics,

David Wangaruro Ngechu

David Wangaruro Ngechu

CHINA

Academically the NCUK programme helped me a lot. I had the experience of writing reports and also attending classes with a different style. We learned to study independently.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD,

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering,

Zihao Wei

Zihao Wei

CHINA

Thanks to studying the NCUK qualification I am blending in the new environment, and the most helpful part was learning to control and manage my learning by myself.

UNIVERSITY OF KENT,

BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science with a year in Industry,

Ruiqi Wang

Ruiqi Wang

MONGOLIA

Due to studying an NCUK qualification I am now studying abroad which has made me more independent. Meeting people from different countries and learning about their cultures helped me enjoy […]

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON,

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Business Management and Accounting,

Burenkhuu Burendelger

Burenkhuu Burendelger

SINGAPORE

Research & referencing skills that I gained on the NCUK International Foundation Year have been very important for my first year study at university in the UK.

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS,

LLB (Hons) Law,

Reuben Lim

Reuben Lim