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What Is IFP?

The Level 3 International Foundation Programme for Higher Education Studies is your stepping stone to exciting university studies in the UK and around the world. It is designed to improve your English Language skills, introduce you to your chosen field of study and enhance your research and study skills.


Guaranteed access to graduates of the NCC Education - L3IFPHES

The Level 3 International Foundation Programme for Higher Education Studies  is a one-year pre-university qualification designed to provide an entry route to UK and international university courses.

8 Universities offer guaranteed access to graduates of the NCC
Education Level 3 International Foundation Programme for
Higher Education Studies.

(In GBP)
Candidate Qualification Fee£320.00
1st Instalment-1st Sem Fee£850.00
2nd Installment-2nd Sem Fee£850.00
Total(in GBP) £2,950.00

Reach out to our expert counselors to know more about scholarship opportunities.

Entry Requirements

Students must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed their GCSE/IGCSE ‘O’ Levels or an equivalent* qualification in their own country and passed 5 subjects with minimum grades of ‘C’, ‘4’ or equivalent* in each. These should include Mathematics and English.
  • Have a valid score of 4.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination or equivalent for students whose first language is not English. Alternatively, students can take the free NCC Education Standard English Placement Test which is administered by our Accredited Partner Centres.

* Centres need to provide evidence to justify any equivalency decision (both qualification equivalency and grade equivalency) they make pertaining to any enrolments via non-GCSE or non-standard routes.

Universal College Bangladesh (UCB). SA Tower, Gulshan 1 Avenue, Dhaka- 1212.

Universal College Bangladesh (UCB) is dedicated to offering a vibrant and multifaceted campus life that goes beyond academics. With an unwavering commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals, UCB provides enrolled students with exclusive access to a diverse range of enriching experiences. UCB boasts modern and well-equipped facilities to support students’ academic journey. The campus features spacious classrooms, well-stocked laboratories, and state-of-the-art computer labs for practical learning. UCB also provides comfortable study areas, a library with a vast collection of resources, and recreational spaces for student relaxation. The campus ensures a conducive environment for both academic excellence and personal development. Notably, UCB students also have the exceptional opportunity to avail themselves of the esteemed CricKingdom Cricket Academy, founded by the renowned cricketer Rohit Sharma. This collaboration opens the doors to world-class cricket coaching and training, allowing students to hone their skills under the guidance of experts in the field.
Furthermore, UCB students have the privilege of engaging with the illustrious BARCA ACADEMY, an institution affiliated with the prestigious FC Barcelona football club. This association grants students access to top-tier football coaching that not only enhances their sports prowess but also instills values of teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship.
Incorporating these affiliations into UCB’s rich tapestry of extracurricular activities, the college creates an environment that nurtures holistic growth. By fostering a balance between academic excellence and hands-on learning experiences, UCB empowers its students to develop skills that extend beyond textbooks, ultimately preparing them for success in a diverse and competitive world.

If you need further advice on undergraduate study at UCB, please contact our Admissions Team ([email protected] / +8801886412222) and we will be happy to help

You are welcome to visit our campus in Gulshan 1 with your parents from Sunday to Thursday between 9am to 6pm. You can also visit our campus on Friday and Saturday by booking an appointment a day before.  

We offer pathways in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, and related subjects. One can choose from a range of fields of study and specialize in their areas of interest.  

The International Foundation Program (IFP) is nine months long.  

We follow the assessment criteria specific for IFP which includes:

  • Global Exams
  • Global Assignment
  • Local Exams

Teaching is conducted through offline classes, but in case of sudden nationwide occurrences, classes are held online.

Yes. If you have completed the International Foundation Program, then you can transfer to the universities that are offering guaranteed placement. You can also apply for admission to all the listed universities based on your results/grades in the IFP.

We offer 4 intakes a year. Below are the intake dates for 2024.
28th April 2024
8th September 2024
6th October 2024

NCC Education is a UK awarding body and global provider of education. NCC has developed a network of over 200 partner centers located in more than 50 countries. NCC Education is recognized by universities and employers worldwide. Working with some of the world’s leading British academics and industry, the NCC Education qualification portfolio is continually expanding to align with the ever-growing needs of employers and higher education institutes alike. NCC Education is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and has qualifications listed on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England. The IFP we offer is awarded by NCC Education.

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Prof. Hew Gill

Pro Vice-Chancellor

Ms. Aura Rahman

Lecturer, Biology

Aura Rahman


Aura Rahman is a lecturer at Universal College Bangladesh. She is also acting as a coordinator for the Monash University Foundation Year program. Aura attained her bachelor’s (BSc in Biomedical Sciences) from University College London, United Kingdom. She then completed her master’s (Msc in Biotechnology) from North South University. Her research interest lies in the field of genomic epidemiology of infectious diseases. Her contribution in several local and international research projects have led to publications in several highly ranked peer-reviewed journals including BMC Genomics, Nature Scientific Reports, Science and FEMS Microbiology Letters.

Mr. Md Kamal Hossain

Lecturer, Mathematics

Md. Kamal Hossain


Mr. Kamal Hossain is working as a Lecturer at Universal College Bangladesh. He completed B.Sc. in Mathematics and M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Dhaka. He is an M Phil researcher at BUET. His research interests are mathematical modeling in biology, machine learning programming, etc. Some of his research papers are in the pipeline for publication in international journals. He is a lifetime member of the Dhaka University Mathematics Alumni Association.

Ms. Ambreen Zaman

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, CSE

Ambreen Zaman

Senior Lecturer

Ambreen Zaman is a senior lecturer with eight years of experience in various local universities in Bangladesh. She is currently pursuing a PhD degree at the University of Bremen, Germany. She obtained a master’s degree in information technology from the Institute of Information Technology at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her research papers have been published in national and international journals and conferences. The area of research she is most interested in is human-computer interaction.

Mr. Dewan Muhammad Nur -A Yazdani

Senior Lecturer, Global Studies

Dewan Muhammad Nur -A Yazdani

Senior Lecturer

Dewan Yazdani is a Senior Lecturer at the Universal College Bangladesh. He is also acting as the MONASH University Foundation Program Coordinator. Dewan attained his MSc (Research Methods) from Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom. He also has a master’s degree in international business from the University of Wollongong, Australia. His research interest lies in the field of Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing, Higher Education Marketing, Service Marketing, Public Health, and Consumer Behavior. Dewan Yazdani also published in leading local and international academic journals such as PLOS ONE, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Health Security, Annals of Global Health, Journal of Advanced Research in Economics and Administrative Sciences.

Ms. Tazin Islam Nova

Adjunct Lecturer-Law, UCB

Mr. Monirul Hasan

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Computer Science