Foundation training programme

The programme is delivered using methods commonly used in UK higher education – lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshop classes, together with case studies and surveys, laboratory and practical classes.

Participants are also given the opportunity to practise a wide range of study skills including individual and group presentations, project work and extended assignments. Where appropriate, teachers should make classes as student-centred as possible.

For the past 25 years, the International Foundation Year (IFY) has been placing participants into leading UK universities by providing them with the knowledge and skills to enter, and excel, in their undergraduate studies.

The IFY training programme consists of a combination of study skills, English for Academic Purposes and content to prepare participants for their undergraduate studies.

International Foundation Year structure

The IFY is taught over two 15-week semesters.

Programme includes;

English for Academic Purposes Module 6 hours of study per week

For optimal learning, classes are capped at 30 Participants per class

Three taught Modules

  1. Business Studies
  2. Economics
  3. Maths

Each module is taught for 4 hours of study per week.

Your pathway into the UK’s leading universities

International participants:

  • Completion of High School/ 13 Years of education
  • English Proficiency equivalent to 5.0 in IELTS

Please ask an MDCI Admissions Advisor for related to your qualification requirements.

Participtants educated in the UK are required to demonstrate 1 A2 at Grade E or 2 AS in Grade E.

Modern amenities

We realise that a comfortable, welcoming environment is crucial to effective study – so we provide just that. You will learn in spacious, well-equipped and airconditioned classrooms at NIIT.

Well-stocked libraries

Each of our campuses has a quiet library area, complete with an extensive collection of up-to-date texts – the ideal place for study. Our friendly library stock will help you make the most of our resources.

Excellent IT services

All of our campuses have a large number of computer terminals to aid your learning. We also provide free Wi-Fi, allowing you to use your own devices on campus and study on the go.

Student canteen

Our spacious student lounges are the perfect place to unwind and meet people from our international student body.

Food and hot drinks are available, as well as daily newspapers.

Study at a the NIIT campus, equipped with everything you need to find success. Wherever you study with us, you will enjoy an environment that is ideally suited to your needs.

Student assessment is conducted through a combination of coursework, an end-of-semester test, and a final examination.

The cosmopolitan campuses allow you to meet participants and professionals from different countries. Learning with MDCI, you will discover new cultures and have countless networking opportunities.

Next intake: To be confirmed


Get the most from your student experience.

We do everything we can to make your time at MDCI as enjoyable as possible. You will have the opportunity to thrive – both personally and professionally.

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