NCUK Annual Report 2019-20


NCUK continued to grow throughout the challenging 2019/20 academic year, which resulted in a 15% increase in students confirming their place at university!

Over 2,400 NCUK students were admitted to university or continued with NCUK qualifications which is a 12% increase from 2018/19. We are proud to share NCUK’s Year in Review for 2019/20 which showcases the work and continued growth of NCUK. With the COVID-19 pandemic encompassing a significant proportion of the 2019/20 academic year, it was uncertain as to how this would impact Partners and students across the NCUK Global Network who were all affected. Nevertheless, the resolve and passion from across the network remained strong, resulting in more students progressing to NCUK Universities and a large number of new Partners joining our Global Network.

Professor John Brewer, Chief Executive Officer of NCUK commented:

Any student joining NCUK can be assured their journey to university will go undisturbed. Our Study Centres are ready to deliver online, face-to-face or blended learning as needed. We launched our digital assessment platform, building on over 30 years of quality-assured history and our successful adaptations in 2019/20. We will once again offer continuity for our students at times of uncertainty. With NCUK, our students will be future-ready to continue their education and become global citizens who make a valued contribution to societies and economies around the world.

2019/20 Highlights:

Students who studied our qualifications throughout the 2019/20 academic year will provide NCUK Universities with the following:

  • 1,464 students were placed at NCUK Universities in 2019/20 (+13% increase from 2018/19)
  • £25.7 million of tuition fee income in 2020/21 financial year (+%11.7 increase from the previous year)
  • £72 million of tuition fee income generated over the duration of their degree course

£106 million was generated for the NCUK Global Network (Delivery Partners & Universities) over the duration of our students’ qualification and university lifetime during the 2019/20 academic year.

NCUK has now successfully helped over 35,000 students achieve their dream of progressing to universities worldwide. With more Delivery and University Partners than ever before, NCUK continues to work towards increasing the number of students who progress to university and will strive to support more students to follow in their predecessors’ footsteps.

New Partners

NCUK welcomed 22 new Partners and added five new markets to the NCUK Global Network of Study Centres in 2019/20:

UK & Europe
South America
Africa & Middle East

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