Study in our UK University Partners
5 of our UK Partners are ranked in the Top 100 Universities Worldwide
Successful completion of an NCUK-approved course at DIFC guarantees you a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate course in your chosen field of study (guaranteed place does not apply to Medicine students). You can choose from over 4,000 course options from partner universities in the UK or Ireland.
Our UK partners are some of the leading universities in the UK – including 5 of the Top 100 ranked universities worldwide. These include:
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University is a forward-looking university based at seven campuses, five in the Manchester area and two at Alsager and Crewe – MMU Cheshire. The central Manchester campuses form part of the largest higher education campus in the UK and one of the most extensive education centres in Europe.
University of Salford
The University of Salford has a student population of over 18,000 and a staff of over 2,500 and is on the leading edge of research innovation in many fields, including virtual reality, magnetics and optics, genetic algorithms, building design and prosthetics. Nearly 3,000 international students from over 100 different countries are enrolled in the University’s 14 schools and 13 research institutes.
The University of Leeds is acclaimed world-wide for the quality of its teaching and research. One of the largest universities in the UK, Leeds is also the most popular among students applying for undergraduate courses. An emphasis on innovative research and investment in high-quality facilities and first-rate infrastructure means that no fewer than 35 departments are rated internationally or nationally ‘excellent’.
Aston is a long established research-led
University of Birmingham
As an international student, you’ll be met with a warm welcome when you arrive at the University of Birmingham. Right throughout your time with us, we make sure you get all the support you need to make the most of the excellent student experience we offer and to achieve to the very best of your abilities.
Queen Mary University
Queen Mary University of London is based in one of the world’s truly global cities and our international community reflects this. We have students and staff from over 150 countries and our partnerships and activities around the world allow us to deliver teaching and research with an international dimension and impact.
Russell Group Universities
Below is the current list of Russell Group universities with existing NCUK partner universities highlighted in bold. The institutions marked with an asterisk have made offers to NCUK IFY students.
- University of Birmingham – NCUK Partner *
- University of Bristol – NCUK Partner *
- University of Cambridge *
- Durham University *
- University of Edinburgh *
- University of Exeter *
- University of Glasgow *
- Imperial College London
- King’s College London *
- University of Leeds – NCUK Partner (Founder) *
- University of Liverpool *
- London School of Economics & Political Science
- University of Manchester – NCUK Partner (Founder) *
- Newcastle University *
- University of Nottingham *
- University of Oxford
- Queen Mary, University of London – NCUK Partner *
- Queen’s University Belfast *
- University of Sheffield – NCUK Partner (Founder) *
- University of Southampton *
- University College London *
- University of Warwick *
- University of York *