INTO Manchester (NCUK Foundation Year)

Based in Bridgewater House, an impressive building offering superb, modern facilities and easy access to Manchester, INTO Manchester offers you a world of academic choice. The NCUK Foundation program, International Diploma and Graduate Diploma programs at INTO Manchester offer international students the opportunity to prepare for entry to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at a choice of leading UK universities.

NCUK – The Northern Consortium of UK Universities

The Northern Consortium of UK Universities (NCUK) is owned by 11 leading UK universities, and has offered widely recognized university pathway programs to international students for more than 20 years. With INTO Manchester delivering programs validated by NCUK, you are guaranteed a place at one of 11 NCUK owner universities upon successful completion of your studies.

NCUK has a 23-year history of delivering success for international students. Successful completion of NCUK program, students could progress to one of 11 owner universities and many more other leading universities.

NCUK’s owner universities are:

  • The University of Manchester
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Huddersfield
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Salford
  • Sheffield Hallam University

It is also recognized by (on case-by-case basis):

  • Aston University
  • The University of Birmingham
  • The University of Bristol
  • The University of Kent
  • Kingston University
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • The University of Ulster
  • Queen’s University, Belfast

In addition, students who completed a NCUK foundation with INTO Manchester are also considered for:

  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Exeter
  • Newcastle University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • University of East Anglia, London
  • City University London

INTO Manchester Programs

INTO Manchester provides a wide range of programs:

If you have completed secondary education in your home country, the INTO Manchester Foundation program provides academic preparation for first year undergraduate entry and ensures that you meet the minimum English language requirement for your chosen degree program.There are two broad pathways:

  • Foundation in Business, Humanities and Social Sciences
    For bachelors degrees in Accounting, Economics, Management, Finance, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law.
  • Foundation in Science, Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
    For bachelors degrees in areas such as Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Science, Mathematics and Computing.

The September- and January-start programs are taught over three terms, with review and assessment taking place in the middle and final weeks of the program.

The April Foundation program covers the same academic material but is more intensive and is taught over two terms. The final few weeks of the April Foundation program are dedicated to orientating students to University Life and improving their study skills.

The NCUK International Diploma in Business is a full-time academic program, which is designed to provide a high-quality business education equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree at a British university.

One pathway is offered:

  • International Diploma in Business
    For entry into the second year of a business-related degree in a choice of leading UK universities

The International Diploma program is designed and validated by NCUK. Successful completion of the International Diploma offers IN TO Manchester students the opportunity to progress to the second year of an appropriate degree at one of NCUK’s owner universities (except University of Manchester). The International Diploma is therefore your first step towards obtaining a recognized undergraduate qualification.

This program is designed to develop the study methods and academic English language skills of international students who are preparing for Master’s degree study in the UK. If you pass this course you will be guaranteed a place on a taught Master’s degree at an NCUK university. The Graduate Diploma also aims to equip students with the skills needed to cope with the demands of studying at postgraduate level in order to increase their chances of successfully finishing a Master’s degree.

One pathway is offered:

  • Graduate Diploma in Business
    For entry into business-related masters degrees

Student Success

Over the last three years INTO Manchester have helped more than 610 students prepare for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at a choice of UK institutions. Our NCUK courses are widely recognized meaning that are students can earn places at some of the UK’s top-ranked universities.

We don’t have the overall numbers of Singaporean students who studied the NCUK foundation program and progressed. However, our office has sent a a couple of Singaporean / Singapore PR students in the past. Most of them have scored very well and progressed to leading universities including:

  • University of Manchester
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton

INTO Manchester officially appointed representative in Singapore (Agent)

JACK StudyAbroad

Address: #08-02 Orchard Gateway@Emerald, S238851
Direction: Opposite Somerset 313
Phone: (+65) 6737 6734
Business Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30-18.00; Sat 10.00-13.30

JACK StudyAbroad helps you with:

  • Advice on INTO Manchester: entry requirements, application progress and pre-application assessment
  • Certification of documents
  • Application checking & submission
  • Overseas student visa application assistance
  • Hostel & student flights booking

Funded by universities, all these services are free of charge for students in Singapore.

If you are ready to apply

Please complete a short online application form (takes 3 minutes to complete).

If you need more information on INTO Manchester

Please call us during office hours or complete the enquiry form on this page

Fees & Intake

Tuition fee:

  • International Foundation Program (Sept / Jan intake): contact us for latest price
  • International Foundation Program (Apr Intensive): contact us for latest price
  • International Diploma Program: contact us for latest price
  • Graduate Diploma Program: contact us for latest price

Intake 1: Sep – Jun

Intake 2: Jan – Aug

Intake 3: Mar – Aug (Fast track)

Are you in Singapore? You are eligible for our free services.

We are the overseas university application centre in Singapore. Fully funded by universities, our services are free for students in Singapore. Contact us to get free advice and assistance on your application, visa and accommodation.

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