Placeholder image for International Year One

International Year One, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
Manchester, United Kingdom
The NCUK International Year One is specially designed with our universities to give international students the skills they need to succeed at university. As a university consortium, we can also offer our students a guaranteed place on thousands of degree courses at leading universities.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


Why should I study the International Year One programme at NCUK?

The International Year One is ideal for students who are looking to:

  • Study locally for an extra year and gain university credits to transfer to a full degree;
  • Experience an international learning environment and build up a global network of contacts;
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes and personalised support before entering university.
What degree can I study?

NCUK International Year One students have the choice of over 200 degree courses at a range of leading universities.

Why Choose NCUK?

NCUK is a unique organisation. Our qualifications are specially designed with our universities to give international students the skills they need to succeed at university. As a university consortium, we can also offer our students a guaranteed place on thousands of degree courses at leading universities

Where Next – Career Opportunities?

UK university graduates have the knowledge and skills that are valued by employers all around the world. At your NCUK university you will have access to top level careers advice and guidance to help you focus on the right job for you and to stand out from the crowd in an increasingly competitive jobs market. Choosing your NCUK qualification is the first step to realising your dreams and ambitions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

What do I study on the International Year One?

Like the first year of a university degree, you will study a range of topics related to your chosen subject area. You may also need to study our English for Academic Purposes module. If you’re not sure which degree would be best for you, our local NCUK Counsellors will be able to advise you.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 2 D grades from the NCUK IFY
  • 2 D grades at A level
  • Scored 24 points or more on the International Baccalaureate
  • A GPA 2.0 first year pass from a US degree

Tuition Fee

  • Fees vary depending on where you choose to study. Please contact your nearest Study Centre for details.

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?