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Bursaries worth up to 10%* available till 31 July

Bursaries worth up to 10%* available till 31 July

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Start the New Year with a 7.5%* bursary (applicable to all programs) or avail our exclusive bursary of 10%* on your full tuition fees if your enrol for any of our Bachelor of Engineering programs by 1 February 2018.

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NCUK International Foundation Year with UOWD


Accredited Degrees Program


Avail a 15%* bursary on your full tuition fees if you pay your first semester fees by 31 May 2019. The offer is exclusive for summer enrolments only. 

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University of Wollongong in Dubai
UOWD Building, Dubai Knowledge Park
P.O. Box 20183, Dubai, UAE


Toll-free 800-UOWD or +971 4 278 1800


To be eligible for the IFY, students need to be least 17 years old, have completed 12 years of high school education, and have a recognised English language qualification such as IELTS overall score of 5.0.

What is the 
International Foundation Year?

The International Foundation Year (IFY) is a qualification designed with our university partners to prepare you for first year entry to bachelor’s degree. Studying with NCUK in your home country will give you the confidence you need before you start your degree.

IFY qualification will help bridge the gap between your local qualification and university study and is designed to give you the academic and English language skills needed to succeed at an international university.

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Study in the UAE with NCUK International Foundation Year and receive a guaranteed place at one of the leading universities globally

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), has become the first university in the UAE to partner with NCUK, a leading UK-based consortium, to offer students the opportunity to study an internationally recognized foundation course in Dubai and receive a guaranteed placement before travelling abroad to study for a bachelor degree at a leading university in their chosen country.

Who is eligible for the IFY?

What is the duration and program structure of IFY?

The duration of the IFYP is 7 to 9 months. Like A-Levels, you choose three academic subjects from the list below depending on which degree you want to study at university. You will also study one of our English for Academic Purposes modules which gives you the academic English language skills needed for university.

Who awards the qualifications?

Upon successful completion of the IFY, you will receive a certificate from NCUK showing that you have passed the course and a transcript that details your individual module results.

NCUK’s International Foundation Year is formally recognised by leading universities worldwide allowing you to gain access to top-ranked international universities.

This program is also accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Education and are licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

Benefits of the NCUK International Foundation Year

90% of students get into their first-choice university

80% of students get a first-or-second-class degree at university

99% visa success rate

Over 35,000 international students placed at university since 1987

Progression to Bachelors

Upon successful completion of the IFY, students will receive wide range of opportunities to study in countries such as Australia, UK, USA, New Zealand, Canada, France and more. Students will have the certainty of knowing that they have passed the foundation program before travelling overseas for higher education.

IFY qualifications are recognised by more than 45 universities around the world, including:


7 - 9 months

Start Date

9th January, 2022


AED 60,000*

*Special introductory scholarship available