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International Foundation Program

Middlesex University Dubai
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
January 2022

January 2023

January 2024

Program description

International Foundation Program

Introduction to the Program

The Middlesex University Dubai International Foundation Program (IFP) is a 180 credit Program which aims to provide students with the required skills for entry into one of our undergraduate Programs. In addition, it helps students to transition from high school to university by teaching the use of academic conventions, fostering a learner-centred environment and encouraging independent learning whereby students become actively involved in their own education. Students will also develop transferable skills in their chosen subject area along with communication and problem solving skills.

Upon successful completion of the International Foundation Program, students may progress directly onto any one of our undergraduate Programs. Graduates of the IFP Program have gone on to become some of our most successful students.

Why Study the International Foundation Program?

The Program is aimed at students with intermediate to advanced levels of English, who have completed secondary school with good grades, but would like to improve their study skills to meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate Program at the University.

During the course students will be introduced to a range of subjects taught on our undergraduate Programs, as well as being offered individual support in choosing and applying for the degree they wish to study. It also enables students to settle into student life at Middlesex University Dubai.

Admission requirements

British GCSEs/IGCSEs/O Levels

For candidates completing British GCSEs/IGCSEs/O Levels, completion of 5 relevant subjects with good grades (minimum CCCCC). GCSE: Grade C in Maths

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Foundations of Business
  • Foundations of Social Science
  • Foundations of Computing and Technology
  • Foundations of Arts and Creative Media
  • Academic Skills and Writing
  • SMART (Students Mastering Academic Writing, Research and Technology)
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Project
  • Introductory Psychology
  • World Literature for Social Sciences and the Law
  • Understanding the Context of Business
  • Computing and Digital Technology
  • Digital Production

Tuition fees

The tuition fee is AED 43,400/USD 11,816/EUR 10,464 per year.*

Students applying from overseas can benefit from an International Study Grant of 20%.

Instalment plans available: minimum 4 equal instalments of 25% of the tuition fee.

*Fees are subject to change based on the exchange rate at the time of the transaction.



  • Development of academic skills
  • Development of language skills
  • Development of independent learning
  • Comprehensive academic support
  • Online support available
  • Contact with both faculty and students on future degree Programs

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About this institute

Middlesex University Dubai

Middlesex University Dubai is the first overseas campus of the internationally renowned Middlesex University in London. The campus, which opened in January 2005, has over 3,500 students from more than 100 nationalities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a...

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Why study at Middlesex University Dubai

Study a Quality UK Degree in the Heart of Dubai

All of their programmes have the same validation and monitoring system as those offered at their home campus in London, with the same examinations taken simultaneously in both cities. This means students have the benefit of receiving their degree from the UK whilst being able to study in one of the most dynamic, vibrant and rapidly developing cities in the world.

Experience a Truly Global University

Middlesex University Dubai has over 3,200 students from more than 100 nationalities, and has four campuses worldwide: Dubai, London, Malta and Mauritius. Their students are able to learn to work in a multicultural environment, and benefit from the insights and viewpoints of an internationally diverse range of students and faculty – an invaluable asset for any graduate.

Start Your Studies in Dubai with the Option to Transfer Overseas

They provide students with the opportunity to transfer their studies to one of the overseas campuses within their second year of study, enabling them to explore a new culture and build overseas contacts whilst benefiting from the same high quality teaching they would experience in Dubai.

Simple Student Visa Process

Middlesex University Dubai provides Student Visas for all non-national students studying on any academic programme, and their dedicated team ensures this process is carried out as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Earn Whilst You Learn

Students studying an undergraduate programme are able to hold part time jobs in any of the over 4,500 businesses located in its free zones. Postgraduate classes are held in the evening, Sunday – Thursday between 6:30pm to 9:30pm – enabling students to balance their career and their studies.

Build Your Network

What really sets Dubai apart is its ability to attract the world’s top companies, providing plenty of opportunities for graduates to fast track their career in a multitude of professional roles. Middlesex University Dubai have extensive connections with local and international organisations, allowing students to gain insight from and network with professionals at the top of their game. Many of their programmes are also accredited and recognised by leading professional bodies, meaning their graduates may also gain exemptions from examinations or specific units of professional qualifications.

Contact info

Middlesex University Dubai

Dubai Knowledge Park
Blocks 4, 16, 17 & 19
500697 Dubai
United Arab Emirates

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