About Us

The College

University Foundation College is a new dynamic private Qatari College, licensed by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, which brings together a wealth of academic and international counselling experience.

Our ethos is to place our students at the centre of everything we do. We offer interesting and innovative Northern Consortium of UK Universities (NCUK) IFY and Pre-IFY preparation programmes blended with skills development.

We aim to:

  • Provide opportunities to further develop the language, communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills of students.
  • Provide opportunities for students to have an awareness, understanding and engagement with a dynamic intercultural learning environment.
  • Learn about effective communications as a means to success.
  • Provide opportunities for high achieving students to prepare themselves for future leadership roles.
  • Offer flexibility to outstanding students by allowing them to pursue interests in fields that directly benefit the society and the economy.
  • Offer outstanding counselling service to students wishing to study at universities in the UK and globally.

Our Values

The College is committed to honour the following values:



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.

Why choose NCUK?

NCUK Guarantee – Students who pass their qualification are guaranteed a place at an NCUK university and can choose from thousands of degree courses.

NCUK recruits students from over 100+ nationalities each year:

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

What is the International Foundation Year (IFY)?

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.

What options are available after my IFY?

NCUK can guarantee entry into over 3,000 degree programmes in the UK. NCUK also work with a number of universities offering progression to successful NCUK IFY students. You can choose the programme and the university that is right for you.

Can I choose which university I want to go to?

Yes. You can apply to up to three universities. NCUK Universities have their own entry criteria for each course. The better you do, the more choice you will have.

What about help with English language skills?

Our unique English for Academic Purposes language support gives you the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills you will be using in university. Unlike IELTS the EAP uses real materials from university level situations preparing you to succeed right from the start.

NCUK Universities




IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It is the world's most popular English language test for higher education and global migration.

The British Council and the University Foundation College has signed an agreement for the provision of registration of IELTS candidates. The College will assist students with all IELTS registration formalities and offers IELTS preparation courses to all students.

The University Foundation College shall provide the following;

  • Information about the IELTS test and the available test dates
  • Help you to register for the IELTS test and ensure all the information is correctly submitted.
  • Collect the payment on behalf of the British Council for the IELTS registration.
  • An administration fee of QR75 will be applicable for helping you with the full registration process.
  • For more information on IELTS registration you can Contact us.



SI-UK is the leading provider of free, independent advice and support to international students applying to study in the UK. Since 2006, SI-UK had built a reputation as an industry leader, helping tens of thousands of international students join UK universities, reach target IELTS scores and secure scholarships and visa.

What we offer

FREE Consultation university application service

Guidance through our application centre on selecting the most suitable universities, colleges, courses and language centres. Our expertise extends to guiding you through every step of the university admission process. This service can be provided face to face or through email.

Pre Application Process & Study Location

Guidance on selecting the most suitable university and the application process. The counsellors will assess your requirements and provide the necessary impartial advice.

Course Application

Our counsellors will manage and track the application process and follow up with the relevant universities. They will keep you informed throughout the process about your application.

Visa advice and preparation

This is the most important stage of the process and our advisors will provide all the guidance for collating the right documents to obtain your student visa.

Arrange your accommodation

We will help you secure accommodation on or off campus.

Pre-departure Briefings

Advisors will provide all the assistance in making sure your accommodation, travel and other arrangements are in place before your departure.


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