About Center of Foundation Studies

CFS is the first and largest academic unit established at UoB on the same year of its inception. It accommodates and prepares the newly admitted students to enrol in their academic programmes in the different UoB colleges.


CFS is in charge of offering three types of courses, namely GFP courses (English, Mathematics, IT and Study Skills) beside other courses including offered to the students of other college at UoB. These include General University Requirements Courses (GUR) as well specific English courses (ESP) serving the different needs of these students.


CFS is proud of having a multicultural academic team for delivering these courses with adequate qualifications and varied expertise, all committed and enthusiastic to achieve CFS aims and goals. All CFS students and staff are subject to the requirements laid down by the University with respect to the regulations, bylaws, policies, and procedures. As such, we constitute an integral part of UoB structure and larger community. We work in close collaboration with all UoB’s academic as well administrative entities to achieve our goals, aligned to UoB’s Mission and Vision.

In addition to its academic service to the UoB internal community, CFS also engages in a variety of community service activities, being part of UoB’s mission to serve the community. Our service in this regard includes various in short courses and professional development programs to both government and private escort sector entities.


CFS also is keen to create a conducive teaching-learning environment by taking the student as the center of the leaning process and using contemporary and creative methodologies, hence contributing to the attainment of UoB’s mission and objectives.

  • The learner is the center of teaching and learning process.

  • Practice is the most effective tool to master skills and the art of dealing with others.

  • Adopt a comprehensive approach in foreign language learning.

  • Technology plays a vital role in supporting teaching.

  • Innovative teaching methodologies create a better learning environment leading to the accomplishment of teaching objectives.

  • Creative utilization of the resources available aids building the learner’s character of both socially and academically.

>> See General Foundation Program

>> See Department of Service Courses

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