Your Best Route to University after O/L’s

An Internationally Recognized Qualification that readies you for University, only at APIIT

NCUK International Foundation Year: A qualification that helps you to improve your English language level and develop a range of study and social skills.

If you’ve completed your O/L the question of ‘what next?’ can be quite daunting. Options such as foundation programmes, starting employment, completing A/L or migration inundate the media, making the ‘right choice’ that much more difficult! Whatever you choose will change the course of your life and therefore must be made wisely.

As the world and our country change rapidly at a pace never seen before, especially with the pandemic, it is essential to be able to anticipate the changes yet to come, and make decisions that’ll ‘future-proof’ you for a brand new world. Therefore, it’s useful to select a path that won’t narrow your choices, but instead set the foundation to launch the next chapter of your life, be it in Sri Lanka or another country of your choice!


NCUK International Foundation Year is a unique qualification that helps students transition from secondary to tertiary education. Established in 1987 in the UK, NCUK is a consortium of leading universities dedicated to giving international students guaranteed access to universities worldwide and helping them succeed when they get there. The systematic process enables students to receive the support needed from registration for the qualification, right until they settle in at the university on completion of their programme.

One Entry Qualification accepted by Leading Universities and Thousands of Degrees!

With a diverse set of subjects, as well as opportunities for qualified students to progress directly to the university, NCUK supports thousands of students each year on their academic journeys. The qualification is recognized by universities throughout the world.

NCUK International Foundation Year qualification is designed in collaboration with their partner universities and combines high academic standards with language, study, social and cultural skills.

Students who progress to NCUK Universities have a choice to study one of the thousands of different degree courses, which enable them to progress to enriching careers following graduation or obtaining further degrees.

Advantages of NCUK Study Programmes

Since 1987, NCUK has helped over 35,000 international students from 100 nationalities, gain access to leading universities. The main advantages include:

  • 99% visa success rate for NCUK students
  • 90% of NCUK students get into their first-choice university
  • 80% of NCUK students achieve a first- or second-class degree at the university

Student Testimonials

“NCUK has provided me with the platform, essential tools and opportunities to excel and achieve what I have today. It is a journey which sets you out on a new yet rewarding path. Truly a life-changing experience” – Danial Haider Tabassum, Pakistan.

“The NCUK qualification helped me by identifying my strengths and weaknesses. For example, I had a lecturer who told me I was a very practical learner, something that I didn’t realise about myself beforehand” Maria Jose Ibarbo, Colombia.

Available now in Sri Lanka only through APIIT

Established in 1999 APIIT Sri Lanka is well known for its contribution to the higher education industry in Sri Lanka.  APIIT is proud to introduce NCUK International Foundation Year to students who have completed their O/L examinations.

The programme will equip students with an internationally recognized qualification, that will be the stepping stone to any degree of choice from its world-renowned partner universities throughout the world. For more information on NCUK, call APIIT Colombo on 0765 788 788 or APIIT Kandy on 0773 577 877 or email Refer to our website and keep updated on life at APIIT!