School of Social Sciences

English Language Centre (ELC)

Postgraduate - Foundation Programme


The Post-graduate Foundation Programme is a one-semester course designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully pursue post-graduate studies at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr.


We offer two different tracks:

1)      A programme designed for students whose initial PTE (Academic) score is 35-43 or who scored 5 on IELTS2)

2)      A programme designed for students whose initial PTE (Academic) score is 43-49 or who scored 5.5 on IELTS


PTE Preparation

Both tracks of the programme provide instruction to help students achieve a PTE (Academic) score of at least 50.

Skills Development

Both tracks of the programme also develop students’ academic English skills necessary for successful post-graduate studies in all subjects. These includes necessary competence in reading, writing, speaking, and listening as well as core research and critical thinking skills


Students complete coursework, quizzes, presentations, and a final exam. Students will take a PTE (Academic) exam and achieve the minimum score necessary for entry into their chosen programme. Students who do not achieve the required minimum score will not be able to progress into a post-graduate programme.

Tuition Fee

$1000 per academic year.