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What Is UIFY?

The Level 3 UCB International Foundation Year (UIFY) 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 UCB International Foundation Year (UIFY) 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.

UCB International Foundation Year (UIFY) is regulated by Ofqual.
(In GBP)
Candidate Qualification Fee£
1st Instalment-1st Sem Fee£
2nd Installment-2nd Sem Fee£
Total(in GBP) £00.00

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

Entry Requirements

For entry into the Universal International Foundation Year (UIFY) for Higher Education Studies

Qualification, 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
  • Completed HSC qualification with a minimum GPA of 2.50.
    IB MCD students with 24 marks are eligible to join the UIFY program.
  • Completed and passed all 4 components of the GED High School Equivalency Credential.
  • 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.

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 UCB International Foundation Program (UIFY) is nine months long.  

We follow the assessment criteria specific for UIFY 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 UIFY.

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 UIFY 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

Ms. Nahida Parvin

Lecturer, Business Studies

Nahida Parvin


Nahida Parvin is a lecturer at Universal College Bangladesh. Before joining UCB, she worked as a lecturer of accounting and marketing at Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology (AUST). Nahida has received her MBA & BBA degrees, majoring in Accounting & Information Systems, from the University of Dhaka. She has been the recipient of “Dean’s Honor Award 2018”, awarded by the University of Dhaka. Currently, Nahida is on study leave. She is pursuing her second master’s degree in “Quantitative Finance & Data Science” at Oklahoma State University, USA. Her research interest lies in the field of ESG accounting, ESG finance, circular economy, and data analytics in the field of accounting and finance. Apart from being a lecturer, Nahida also served as a program coordinator for Monash University Foundation Year program at UCB from August 2021 to May 2023.

Ms. Habiba Kibria

Lecturer, Marketing

Habiba Kibria

Senior Lecturer

Ms Habiba Kibria is a working as a Senior Lecturer at Universal College Bangladesh. She completed her Masters in Marketing from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and holds a double degree in Bachelor of Marketing and Human Resource Management from North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has been in academia throughout her career- from being a Lecturer to a Student Councilor to a Country Manager for a foreign university. Her area of interest lies in customer service management, consumer behavior and digital marketing. She holds the Duke of Edinburgh award at Broze level and has been awarded as one of the best project coordinators during her high school community service days. She was an active volunteer at Jaago Foundation and participated in multiple fundraising events. She was also the official Master of Ceremony for her university both in Bangladesh and in Australia.

Ms. Farin Daulah

Lecturer, English

Farin Daulah

Senior Lecturer

Ms Farin Daula is working as a senior lecturer at UCB. She is a trained education professional from the UK and has a degree in Education and English from University of Surrey, UK. She also holds a Master’s in management from Westminster University, UK. Ms Farin received her teacher training at the department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford, UK. Ms Farin is the founder of the education platform, One Circle. She is a certified mental health first aider and a life coach. She has extensive experience in the life-skills education sector, working in various schools and non-profit organizations in London and Dhaka. She is the author of the Tara and Joy children’s book series. The first book of this series called “Tara and Joy: Body Safety” is available now both in Bengali and English version.

Ms. Sumaiya Binte Kabir

Senior Lecturer, Business Studies

Sumaiya Binte Kabir

Senior Lecturer

Sumaiya Binte Kabir is working as a senior lecturer at Universal College Bangladesh. She is also acting as the Monash College MCD of Business Program Coordinator. Sumaiya has attained both her BSS and MSS degree majoring in Economics from University of Dhaka. She has achieved the Bangladesh Bank Governor’s Scholarship for academic excellence. She is also actively involved in voluntary work in different animal welfare organizations. Her research interest lies in the field of public economics, environmental economics, development economics, consumer behavior and higher education marketing.

Dr. Sadia Afreen

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Dr. Sadia Afreen

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sadia Afreen is an assistant professor at the Universal College Bangladesh (UCB). She completed BSc in Chemical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET). She obtained her PhD from the University of Nottingham and then completed her postdoctoral research at Nanjing University in the field of chemical engineering. Her research expertise is in applied chemistry and nanotechnology. She has significant publications in her areas of research, and she contributed as a journal reviewer to prestigious journals in her fields of expertise. She earned the Postgraduate Student Teachers Certificate during her postgraduate study at the University of Nottingham. She worked in the hall committee, conference committee at the University of Nottingham; teaching and learning subcommittee, and program coordinator in the Monash College MCD program at UCB. She worked in industry and had several engineering and research training at home and abroad.

Prof. Muhammad Ismail Hossain

Dean of Academic Affairs, Monash & LSE Program

Prof. Muhammad Ismail Hossain

Professor & Dean of Academic Affairs

Muhammad Ismail Hossain is a Professor and Dean of Academic Affairs, Monash & LSE Program at Universal College Bangladesh. He is on leave from his earlier appointment as Professor of Marketing at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Prof. Hossain received his Ph.D. in consumer behavior from Monash University, Australia. He is an MBA from the University of Dhaka and also has a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of Melbourne, Australia. His research interests lie in the fields of tourism, consumer behavior, and supply chain management. He is one of the co-authors of the book Social Media Storms: Empowering Leadership beyond Crisis Management published by Routledge. He has more than 50 publications including books, research monographs, journal articles, newspaper articles, and keynote papers. His work has been published in many international high-impact journals such as the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Recreation Research, Current Issues in Tourism, International Journal of Tourism Research, and Journal of City, Culture, and Society among others. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Travel Research, the leading tourism journal in the world. He has received a notable amount of external research funding locally as well as internationally as part of various international and local research groups. The value of such local and international funding is BDT 1.06 crores and USD 827,873 respectively. As a consultant, he worked for government projects, not-for-profits, and for-profit local and international organizations.