NCUK Foundation Programme

The NCUK International Foundation Year is a 9 month fast-track programme foundation pathway in Science, Engineering or Business which will allow your child to enter and complete university a year ahead of their peers. All courses are offered here at Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park (for students studying the Science and Engineering Foundation) or at one of our other school campuses (for the Business Foundation).

• Acceptance

Our proven academic track record allows ISP to take your predicted grades for SPM or IGSCE in order to make a decision on your entry to the Foundation NCUK programme with no need to wait for your actual results to start the programme.

• A Guaranteed University Place

When a student passes the foundation programme they will be eligible to enter a host of leading University Brands worldwide (UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA) and in Malaysia.

• Outstanding Results

Our proven track record in academic excellence with our qualified teachers means each student will receive the best possible preparation for their degree and future career. Our university career advisors will ensure each student is placed in the best university for their future.

We offer all the benefits of a university experience with reassurance and safety of a school campus. This gives parents peace of mind and provides the students the support they need to achieve the best results.

• Career Information Advice and Guidance (CIAG)

The International Schools Partnership is a Global leader in CIAG. Our programme is designed by careers and industry professionals and delivered by qualified Career and University Advisors, underpinned by technology which ensures each student receives not only the best education but best in breed start to their professional career.

• Extra-Curricular Activities

Unlike other foundation programmes, our IFY programme considers the whole student. To enhance both University applications and enable our students to pursue their varied outside interests, all our Foundation students can pursue hundreds of ECAs offered at our school sites; arts, music, performance, sports all contribute to our students being well rounded individuals.

• English Qualifications

All students undertaking our IFY programme are exempted from IELTS, TOFEL and other required English examinations prior to their degree studies. This saves money (no need to pay for a test or preparation) or time (no need to prepare for a further examination).

What Will I Study?

Foundation in Engineering

Foundation in Science


The NCUK IFY is assessed 30% by coursework and 70% by examination. All assessments are set and moderated by NCUK.

Entry Requirement

NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) Grade Equivalency

The following table shows how NCUK IFY grades compare to other common qualifications and gradings based on UCAS tariff points. Please note that the gradings may vary between universities and are given as an indication only.

Why Choose NCUK?

  • Only 3 Years to get a Degree in Malaysia

  • 90% of NCUK students get into their first choice university

  • NCUK recruits students from over 100 nationalities each year
  • 80% of NCUK students achieve a first or second class degree at university

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