Foundation Program Unit

Scholarship . Ethics . Discipline

Driven by key values listed above, the unit supports all colleges by ensuring that students have the mathematical knowledge and communication skills required to participate in undergraduate degree programs.


Foundation Program Unit at IUK strives to prepare students for successfully undertaking degree programs of their choice. The unit aims to impart foundation level knowledge and skills in line with international best practices and degree entry requirements set by IUK.


  • Enabling students to use English for oral and written communication.
  • Impart academic knowledge and skills necessary for university education.
  • Enhance understanding of mathematical and statistical skills.
  • Develop creative and analytical thinking among students to enable them to successfully complete their academic programs.


Foundation Programs




University Foundation Program (UFP)

The University Foundation Program (UFP) at the IUK is a preparatory program that allows the students who couldn’t satisfy the English language and Mathematical requirements of the university. The curriculum of the UFP is designed to upgrade student’s skills to develop their capabilities to proceed with their university study.
The University Foundation Program (UFP) will prepare IUK’s students and equip them with English language proficiency, communication, mathematical and study skills to continue their university study at the IUK.


Structure of UFP

The UFP administration works through two sub-programs to ensure that all programs are administered and delivered with excellence and according to the best quality standards. Additionally, the UFP supports the academic programs offered at the IUK in the different colleges and supports the related enrollment according to the university policy.

The two sub-programs are:

  • English Foundation Program

  • Math Foundation Program

English Foundation Program

 The English Foundation Program is designed to develop and upgrade the student’s English language skills in order to be capable of joining the academic programs. Once the students successfully complete the English Foundation Program, they will possess the capabilities to:

  • Communicate with the instructor and the colleagues in the classroom orally or through formal presentations.­

  • Understanding written and spoken university-level materials.

  • Write and compose academic assignments according to standard American English.

Math Foundation Program

The Math Foundation Program at IUK is designed to upgrade students’ mathematical skills and improve their abilities to ensure their pursuing and schusses of the university study.  The Math Foundation Program curriculum and instructional methodologies are designed to enable students to obtain a working ability to:

  • Understand the mathematical concepts symbolically and numerically.

  • Learn and understand material using standard mathematical terminology and notations.

  • Improve their skills in problem-solving techniques using standard mathematical models. 

  • Apply mathematical skills to solve mathematical problems and verify the solutions.