UK Degree Programme

NCUK | Riphah - The Programme

NCUK aims to provide highest quality university pathway programmes and global placement support to our students in the field of Engineering, Business, HealthSciences & Humanities. Students can access more than 4000 undergrduate & graduate degree programmes through NCUK academic qualification now recognised by NARIC (National Academic Recognition & Informationa Centre- UK) and HEC (Pakistan).

The Consortium

Northern Consortium-UK (NCUK) was formed in 1987 to deliver highly successful student transfer programmes in Malaysia. While NCUK Riphah started operation in year 2010 at Islamabad campus with accreditation from HEC-Pakistan. We offer "pathway programmes" to students who wish to study at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the UK and globally. So far. NCUK has helped over 20,000students to progress onto degree courses through our world-class programmes.

We are a unique organization because we were founded by 11 leading UK universities. Our programmes are developed in partnership with these universities, and are quality assured by them.


What Can I Study?


We offer a range of pathway programmes that provide you with the ideal route to further study in the UK. Our programmes are written in partnership with top academics from our founder universities and are quality assured to the highest standards.

All of our programmes feature our unique English for Academic Purposes module which gives you the study skills you need to succeed in a UK university, so you arrive fully prepared to learn straightaway.

UG Programmes


Engineering | Computing | Business Studies


Most foundation programmes offer you very limited choices, often to just one university. NCUK’s International Foundation Year (NCUK IFY) gives you the choice of access to a wide range of both universities and courses worldwide. Here you will study ONE year at NCUKRiphah and complete remaining THREE years at one of our UK partner University.

Remember - All NCUK programmes also include our specialist English for Academic Purposes module designed to give you the language ability and study skills that will give you a head start on your undergraduate degree in the UK.



The NCUK IFY is a modular programme that will prepare you for first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses. You will have a choice of streams in Business, Engineering and Computing, you will study a combination of modules that fit in with your degree destination.

International Year ONE

Engineering | Computing | Business Studies


Building Your Future

Our programmes offer you the widest possible range of choices when you are deciding what, where and how you want to study. Our International Diploma is the equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate level programme and successful students can progress directly into the second year of selected undergraduate degree courses in the UK.

Remember - All NCUK programmes also include our specialist English for Academic Purposes module designed to give you the language ability and study skills that will give you a head start on your undergraduate degree in the UK.

Subject pathways are available in Business and Engineering.




NCUK|Riphah is the only HEC accredited pathway program in Pakistan with International academic quality standard.
Mansoor Hayat Butt


NCUK Universities


Once you’ve passed your NCUK program, you have a world of choice in front of you. Our programs are widely recognized around the globe, so you can choose the university that suits you. Our students have gone on to pursue their studies in the best universities in the UK, the USA, Australia and the rest of the world.

NCUK Manchester & NCUK-Riphah delivery center will work together to provide a supported application service to the following universities;


Name & pictures of universities


Entry Directory


NCUK Entry Directory provides in-depth information of our owner’s University offered programs. Click on the link below to view your options after a successful (IFY) International Foundation Year from our delivery center at Riphah;


SIX great reasons to choose NCUK- Riphah


A great tradition

we’ve been working with international students since 2010. We work in partnership with our 11 founder Universities to help international students achieve a place on a UK degree program. We deliver pathway programs that allow you to gain the skills and qualifications needed to enter a UK university. We are a unique organization because we were founded by 11 leading UK universities – which mean that we have your best interests in mind not our profits. Because of this relationship, we can guarantee you entry onto nearly 3,000 degree programs in the UK. You can choose the program and provider that are right for you.

Save yourself time and money


The majority of our programs are delivered in-country. This means that you can stay in your home country while you study (1 or 2 Years), before coming to the UK. Depending on the program you take, this can be a substantial saving. As well as money, you can also save time – our International Foundation Year can be completed in nine months (as opposed to the Cambridge A-level two year duration), which again means that you can minimize the time spent before starting your studies and your career. Combined with our competitive prices, this makes an NCUK programs a compelling proposition.

Working with us works for you


We’re extremely proud of our long history, and the achievements of the students who we’ve helped to realize their ambitions. You can be sure that if you enroll on one of our programs, you have the very best chance of getting into your chosen university – in fact 90% of our students get into their chosen university. 


Your assurance of quality


Recognized by HEC – Pakistan and monitored by QAA –UK ;all of our programs are created in conjunction with our founder universities, and all of them are designed to give you the skills you need to get your UK studies off to a flying start. Our programs are obviously recognized and accepted by our universities, but the majority of universities around the world also recognize them. Our programs give you a globally portable qualification.


The NCUK student experience


You will be taught in recognized Delivery Partner centers just like any other global center. We currently have over 30 centers in Africa, Asia, and Europe – you may find out where our centers are and which programs they offer by visiting Where Can I Study?. Our centers are fully accredited by NCUK and local authorities (HEC), and all of them offer outstanding academic and social facilities, giving you access to a stimulating and safe learning environment. All of our staff are fully qualified and are experts in their field.

State-of-the-Art campus


NCUK Riphah situated in the heart of capital city Islamabad at near Margalla Hills and in front of Parliament House of Pakistan. Equipped with modern teaching tools and environment of learning. Center resides in the middle of Government activities, providing students the enrich environment of professionalism. 


Faculty Facilities

Vice Chancelor
Dr. Prof. Anis Ahmad
NCUK allows you first two years of education at Riphah and graduate after completion of rest of the requirements from a participating, U.K. Universities.This enrichment of academic training and experience of two different cultures prepares you to face future challenges and enhance your leadership talent.