Welcome to UCL's Centre for Preparatory Studies (CPS)
The University Preparatory Certificate (UPC) is a foundation course
for students who have completed their Secondary / High School education and
high academic potential. Over one academic year, from September to
late June / early July, the course provides an intensive preparation for the
academic, research and linguistic
an undergraduate degree programme at Nazarbayev University.
Students study two Compulsory Modules, English
for Academic Purposes and
Science and Society, and two other Subject modules. The Subject Modules available for students are:
Mathematics and Physics or Biology and Chemistry or Economics and International
will effectively prepare students for further study in the Science
and Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences or in the NU School of Medicine undergraduate programmes offered at Nazarbayev University (NU).
Preparation for university at university.
All science lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions
are delivered within Nazarbayev University. Students studying the UPC course
at the Centre for Preparatory Studies (CPS) are registered as Nazarbayev
University students and have access to all NU and CPS academic, welfare,
social and cultural resources.
With a reputation for academic excellence and success, the UPC course provides
an academically challenging and rewarding programme of study, ensuring
on completing the course CPS students are ready to face the challenges
of university study at the NU with confidence and independence.
The links on the left allow you to explore the course in more detail.