School of Social Sciences

Foundation Programmes

Postgraduate Foundation Programme


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

Skills Development

The programme develops students’ academic English knowledge and skills necessary for successful post-graduate studies in any UKH course. These include a range of essential competencies in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students also learn core research and critical thinking skills. Furthermore, students receive instruction in PTE (Academic) preparation designed to help them achieve a score of at least 50.


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

Admission Criteria

Admission Criteria

1.          Minimum undergraduate score of 70%

2.          English language test (test (administered by the UKH English Language Centre; a level of B1+ on the Common European Framework of Reference is required for admission). 

3.           Interview.

Applicants dismissed for any reason from any university, school or college will not be considered. Please note that acceptance into the foundation programme does not guarantee entrance into a postgraduate programme.

***Notice: For AY 2018-19 applications, please email [email protected] or visit UKH's Registry Office.

Tuition Fee

$1,000 USD per semester

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