Preparatory Certificates

2014 UPC brochures

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All English Language Courses have been accredited and are regularly inspected by the British Council.

British Council 2011

UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

UCL's International Undergraduate Foundation Year

Important Updates:

  • Students who have studied A levels will not be considered for UCL's UPC courses.

  • All places have now been filled on UPC courses.

UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPC) are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL or other top UK universities but whose education systems in their own countries do not offer qualifications suitable for direct admission. UCL guarantees an offer of an undergraduate place for UPC students predicted to meet the entry requirements for undergraduate programmes in the UCL Faculties of Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences and Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Over one academic year, the courses provide an intensive preparation for the academic and linguistic challenges of a top UK degree programme.

There are two undergraduate foundation courses at UCL:

The course helps students gain entry to the best undergraduate degree courses in the Arts (including Architecture), the Humanities, Social Sciences (including Economics and Law), Business and Mathematics-related programmes.

The course helps students gain entry to the best undergraduate degree courses in Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Medicine.

Former UPC students – what are they doing now at UCL?

Muneera from Bahrain

Muneera from Bahrain:
Medicine MBBS BSc

Mouna from Morocco

Mouna from Morocco:


Ihuoma from Nigeria:
Biomedical Sciences BSc


Erika from Argentina:
History of Art BA

Hao Ding from China

Hao Ding from China:
Physics BSc

Dana from Kazakhstan

Dana from Kazakhstan:
Economics BSc

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