Manama: Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has confirmed the comparability of its International Foundations Programme to the Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Foundation programme.
Pro vice-chancellor international, Prof Nigel Healey on behalf of Nottingham Trent University, and BIBF deputy director Dr Ahmed Al Shaikh signed an MOU in this regard.
“The agreement means that we can ensure that students of BIBF who follow a specified course may apply for entry to a specified course at NTU,” Dr Al Shaikh said.
“The relationships we are developing is a step in the right direction for BIBF to become the preferred partner for institutions and professional bodies wanting to build their presence in the Middle East. In addition, the agreement emphasises BIBF’s role as a leading partner for higher education in the region with qualifications comparable to the UK education system.”
NTU head of postgraduate professional programmes Helen Hudson said: “BIBF has an excellent reputation for educational standards and we are delighted to be able to sign an agreement with the institution so that BIBF students can come to our academic programmes. We very much look forward to welcoming them in NTU.”
BIBF students who have completed their foundation programme can now apply for entry into an undergraduate programme at NTU, provided they pass all modules and meet the English language requirements.
BIBF is also recognised by University and Colleges Admissions Service, which means it can counsel and directly assist foundation year students when selecting and applying to a UK university.