Frequently Asked Questions

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What can I study at MFA?

Depending on your level of education you can study the following:

  • International Foundation year – a full-time foundation program for high school graduates
  • Master’s Preparation – a part-time foundation program for individuals who want to prepare for their Masters’s degree. This program is designed for individuals in their final year of their Bachelor holders, Bachelor’s holders, or people working in the industry.

What is International Foundation year (IFY) and who is it for?

A UK-based university foundation year for students who have recently completed high school. Examples include Thanawiya, A levels, IB, and more. Students can choose from four streams – Business, Engineering, Humanities & Science. After completing their foundation year at MFA, students get a guaranteed seat at one of our partner universities upon successful completion.

What is a Master’s Preparation (MP) program?

This program is designed for individuals who need extra practice before starting a master’s degree at university. Our Master’s preparation course is designed by our top universities. Students enrolled in this program get a guaranteed offer at one of our partner universities upon successful completion of the program. The MP program is taught on a part-time basis and is flexible for individuals who work full-time.

How can I apply?

You can apply by either completing the google form here. You can call or WhatsApp +96871773567 to get further support.

What is NCUK?

NCUK stands for the Northern Consortium UK. NCUK is an organisation formed by over 45+ world-class universities to provide pathway programs for international students that are recognised by these universities. The pathway programs are essentially qualifications that permit students to progress to our partner universities. NCUK has been around for 30 years and have placed over 35,000 students worldwide.


Which universities can I study at?


We are located in Al Khodh, Muscat.

Our google map location is here.

Where will the programs be taught?

Our programs are taught in Al Khodh, Muscat.

Scholarships available?

MFA does not offer scholarships as we are a private institution. Students can receive fee discounts and promotions.

But students can apply for a range of NCUK scholarships once they complete their pathway program at MFA. MFA will provide guidance to these scholarships.


Benefits of studying IFY?

  • Guaranteed access to university
  • Cost-saving option comparing to completing a foundation year at the University abroad.
  • You can choose from thousands of degree courses once they complete IFY.
  • progress to some of the best universities in the world, including eight Russell Group universities, seven QS World Top 100 Universities
  • MFA will support fully with student university application support
  • The IFY is High-quality qualification designed by universities exclusively for international students
  • Fast track to university  within 9-month or choose the accelerated IFY, which is also available for 6-7 months.
  • Improve your English language to university standard

Benefits of studying the Master’s Preparation?

  • Gain guaranteed access to NCUK Universities upon successful completion of the qualification
  • Choose from over 1,000 degree courses at NCUK Universities
  • Benefit from NCUK’s University Admissions and Placement service: Full support and guidance for submitting your master’s application
  • Improve your academic writing and research skills
  • Enhance your English language level with NCUK’s English for Academic Purposes module: Also suitable for UK visa purposes and can be used instead of IELTS when applying to NCUK universities

When can I join?

What modules will I study?

IFY/Business Stream:

  • Business studies 
  • Economics
  • Maths for business
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Engineering Stream:

  • Business studies 
  • Physics
  • Maths for engineering
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Humanities Stream:

  • Sociology
  • Business studies 
  • Economics
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Science Stream:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Maths for science
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Master’s Preparation

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Research methodologies 
  • Management 

Is MFA licensed by the Ministry of Education of Oman?


Do you organise accommodation for students outside Muscat?


Will I get a certificate?

Yes, after completing the program.




Academic Programme

Academic Year

Intake Date

Annual Tuition Fee


Foundation programme

1 year


3,500 OMR


Foundation programme

1 year


3,700 OMR


Foundation programme

1 year


3,700 OMR


Foundation programme

1 year


3,500 OMR