The NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) In Fairview International School
Guaranteed Access

If you pass your programme you are guaranteed a place at one of our universities.


Over 4,000 degree programmes at leading universities in the UK. From the Arts, Humanities and Law to Engineering, Science and Technology through to Business, Finance and Marketing, NCUK has all your options covered – find the right choice for you here.

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Since 1987, tens of thousands of NCUK students from all over the world have completed their studies at university. Hear from our alumni or speak to your nearest study centre.

About NCUK
  • NCUK is unique in UK higher education.
  • NCUK is a consortium of leading universities dedicated to giving international students guaranteed access to universities and helping students succeed when they get there.
  • NCUK qualifications are recognised by NCUK universities and by most others across the UK, including many in the Russell Group (UK’s Ivy League), and also by universities internationally.
  • Since 1987, NCUK has helped over 30,000 international students gain guaranteed access to leading UK universities.



The Northern Consortium is a charity founded in 1987 to facilitate access to British education for international students. The Northern Consortium was established by a group of forward thinking universities in the north of England. The group, keen to share their knowledge and experience, stablished one of the earliest examples of transnational education.

As a result, tens of thousands of students have benefitted from access to international education over the last thirty years. In 2003, the Northern Consortium, established its wholly-owned subsidiary, NCUK, to continue to create opportunities internationally that improve access to higher education for students globally.

The Northern Consortium’s core charitable object is the advancement of education which it pursues through the activities of NCUK, and directly through the provision of scholarships, awards and investments in the international education market.

NCUK was founded by of 11 UK universities in order to help international students achieve a place on a UK degree programme. They deliver pathway programmes that allow you to gain the skills and qualifications you need to succeed at university.



Why study the Fairview IFY?

NCUK is a unique organisation with a 30 Year track record. Their qualifications are specially designed with our universities to give international students the skills they need to succeed at university. As a university consortium, NCUK can also offer our students a guaranteed place on thousands of degree courses at leading universities the IFY has ‘standard’ streams in Business, Engineering, and Science. All NCUK streams are created in conjunction with their founding universities, and all of them are designed to give students the skills needed to get their UK studies off to a flying start.

Fairview is the only institution in Malaysia authorised to offer the NCUK programme. Students who pass their qualification are guaranteed a place at an NCUK university and can choose from thousands of degree courses.

University Recognition

Guaranteed a place at one of the following 12 UK universities listed below:



UK education has a reputation for quality and excellence all around the world. And the NCUK universities are very much part of that academic heritage and reputation. They are some of the leading universities in the United Kingdom, the United State, as well as Australia today, recognised nationally and internationally for the strength of their teaching and research. Between them, they offer our students an unrivalled choice of progression opportunities – a huge range of subject areas and destination degrees to suit students of all abilities and aspirations.


All of the NCUK universities welcome international students as part of their academic community. And as an NCUK student, you will be joining that global family, making friends and connections with people from all around the world.


You’re also accepted by universities that listed below:

United Kingdom (40 Universities)
Ireland (10 Universities)
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Hull
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Essex
  • University of Oriental and African Studies
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Royal Holloway University of London
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Chester
  • Bath Spa University
  • Roehampton University
  • University of Buckingham
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • City University
  • Staffordshire University
  • Swansea University
  • Teesside University
  • Regent’s University London
  • University of Birmingham
  • Queen Mary University
  • King’s College London
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Abersystwyth University
  • Goldsmith University of London
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Durham
  • Brunel University
  • Northumbria University
  • Keele University
  • Queens University Belfast
  • University of Reading
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Nottingham
  • Dublin City University
  • Griffith College Dublin
  • Maynooth University
  • National College of Ireland
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Queen’s University, Belfast
  • Royal College of Surgeons Ireland & Penang
  • Medical College (RCSI)
  • University College Cork
  • University of Limerick
North America (8 Universities)
Australia (8 Universities)
  • University of Alberta
  • York University
  • California State University – Humboldt State
  • California State University – San Marcos
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Kansas
  • Louisiana State University
  • The University of Newcastle
  • Australian National University
  • University of Adelaide
  • Monash University
  • Curtin University
  • Deakin University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Canberra
Course Details
  • The NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) is designed with NCUK university partners to prepare international students for first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses.
  • Its purpose is to help bridge the gap between a student’s local qualification and starting a university degree.
  • Students who successfully complete the IFY gain guaranteed access to thousands of degree courses at NCUK universities.

English + 3 subjects as follow:

Business Science
English English
Mathematics Mathematics
Business Studies Chemistry
Economics Biology

Assessment for the IFY Qualification

70% Examination 30% Coursework

NCUK Guaranteed Placement

How much does it cost?
MOE Approved Course Fee = RM40,000 Application Fee = RM1,000
Exam Fee = £1,000 Enrollment Fee = RM2,500
Download a guide to the 2018/19 undergraduate scholarships available for students applying to NCUK universities.

NCUK, in collaboration with NCUK universities and the Northern Consortium, is pleased to offer a range of scholarships and awards. Terms and conditions apply to all awards and scholarships. Please contact the appropriate NCUK University directly should you have any queries regarding scholarships within this document.

A) NCUK IFY @ Fairview
B) NCUK Prize Awards and Scholarships to do your degree programme in the UK

Fairview have a wide range of attractive packages for Malaysian top scholars as follows:

  • RM 8,000 for each grade A
  • RM 5,000 for each grade B


4A’s @ RM 8,000 = RM 32,000 scholarship

4B’s @ RM 5,000 = RM 20,000 scholarship

2A’s + 2B’s = RM 26,000 scholarship

Each year, NCUK awards prizes to students with the best academic results from the NCUK global network. The annual prize found exceeds £50,000 and individual prizes range from £250 to £1,000. NCUK hosts an annual Prize Award Ceremony in the UK during November to showcase the achievements of the top students.

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