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Former UPC Students

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Ihuoma from Nigeria studied UPCSE to prepare for her
Biomedical Sciences BSc at UCL

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Erika from Argentina studied the UPCH course to prepare for the
History of Art BA at UCL

Dana from Kazakhstan, studied the foundation course to prepare for the Economics Bsc at UCL.


Dana from Kazakhstan, studied the foundation course to prepare for the Economics BSc at UCL

Muneera from Bahrain studied the foundation course to prepare for the Medicine MB BS Bsc


Muneera from Bahrain studied the foundation course to prepare for the Medicine MBBS BSc

Minji from South Korea, studied the foundation course to prepare for the European Social and Political Studies BA at UCL.

Minji from South Korea studied the foundation course to prepare for the European Social and Political Studies BA at UCL

Zhaxybek from Kazakhstan studied the foundation course to prepare for the Medicine MB BS BSc at UCL


Zhaxybek from Kazakhstan studied the foundation course to prepare for the Medicine MBBS BSc at UCL

Salman from Turkey studied the foundation course to prepare for the Information Management for Business BSc at UCL


Salman from Turkey studied the foundation course to prepare for the Information Management for Business BSc at UCL

Sara Mohammad from United Arab Emirates - Civil Engineering BEng at UCL


Sara Mohammad from United Arab Emirates studied the foundation course to prepare for the Civil Engineering BEng at UCL

Pei-Yun from Taiwan studied the foundation course to prepare for the Information Management for Business BSc at UCL


Pei-Yun from Taiwan studied the foundation course to prepare for the Information Management for Business BSc at UCL

Ali Darvish Kojoory Iran - Civil Engineering BEng at UCL


Ali Darvish Kojoory Iran studied the foundation course to prepare for the Civil Engineering BEng at UCL

Momoko from Japan, studied the foundation course to prepare for the Geography BSc at UCL.


Momoko from Japan, studied the foundation course to prepare for the Geography BSc at UCL

Ramtin from Iran studied the foundation course to prepare for the Civil Engineering BEng at UCL


Ramtin from Iran studied the foundation course to prepare for the Civil Engineering BEng at UCL

UCL University Preparatory Certificate Courses (UPC Courses)

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What are UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPC courses)?

UPC courses are intensive undergraduate foundation courses which have been developed specifically for ambitious international students of high academic potential who have completed their secondary education in their home country, and who do not yet qualify for direct entry to undergraduate study in the leading UK universities.

Suitable UPC candidates will typically be international secondary school students not following school qualifications which allow them to enter UCL degree programmes directly after their school graduation i.e. students who have followed a 12-year school system.

There are 2 UPC courses at UCL:

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE)

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate for the Humanities (UPCH)

What are the aims of the courses?

All UPC students will be assisted to adapt to studying and succeeding in the British higher education system and living in the UK.

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

The UPCSE course helps students gain entry to the best undergraduate degree programmes in Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Architecture.

The courses help students to develop their linguistic and academic skills in a university environment, (laboratory skills will also be covered on the UPCSE course).

How long is the course?

One academic year: the course is taught over 10 months, with teaching being divided into three terms.

There is an orientation course in September before formal teaching begins. This is an important (and compulsory) part of the course and includes a number of events that will help you settle in to studying at university.

See Course Dates.

How many hours a week will I study?

You can expect around 24 hours of teaching a week.

You will be expected to do a similar amount of study on your own every week.

See sample UPCH timetable

See sample UPCSE timetable

How much are the course fees?

University Preparatory Certificate for the Humanities (UPCH): £13,995
UPCH with Architecture BSc Pathway: £14,995

University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE): £14,995
UPCSE with Architecture BSc Pathway: £15,995

Please note that these tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, local travel and personal expenses. For information on living cosots please see FAQ ‘How much are living costs likely to be during my foundation year?'.

See course fees.

Who studies this course?

Suitable UPC candidates will typically be international secondary school students not following school qualifications which allow them to enter UCL degree programmes directly after their school graduation i.e. typically students who have followed a 12-year school system.

We have a maximum of 14 students to a class.

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What is the structure of UPC courses?

All students study four modules:

  • Two compulsory modules
  • Two subject modules which are selected by the student. The subject modules are selected according to the requirements of the undergraduate programme the student aims for.

UPCH
On the UPCH, you will learn through lectures, small tutorial groups seminars and workshops.

UPCH students will study two compulsory modules - Academic English and Culture and Society - along with two subject modules selected from Classical Civilization, Economics, Geography, Mathematics, Modern European Culture and Modern European History and Politics. For help in choosing your subject modules please see our guide Selecting Your Subject Modules.

UPCSE
On the UPCSE, you will learn through lectures, small tutorial groups and laboratory work.

All UPCSE students study four subjects: two compulsory modules - Academic English and Science and Society - along with two science subject modules selected from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Your choice of core science subjects will depend upon the subject you wish to study as an undergraduate. For help in choosing your subject modules please see our guide Selecting Your Subject Modules.

What will I do/ study each term?

Term 1: September – December
The focus of this term will be on getting used to learning in a university environment. Independent study and analytical skills will be developed as well as time management and decision making. UPC courses are intensive from the start and your performance in this term will form the basis of the UPC academic reference required for your UCAS application to UCL and other university degree programmes. Individual guidance will be provided on selecting your 5 UCAS choices.

There will be a mid-term visit for all UPC students to a place on interest in the UK, for example to Stratford Upon Avon. Students will also visit London resources such as the British Museum in order to give them insight into their subject areas.

Term 2: January – March
Classes, lectures, seminars, personal tutorials and laboratory time (UPCSE) continue. Students are timetabled for an average of 23 hours each week. Research and critical thinking skills are developed and assessments of writing and presentation skills take place. Offers are received via UCAS and decisions on accepting these offers are made in consultation with our Education Advisor in individual one-to one sessions.

Term 3: April - June
Exam preparation and final assignments are submitted. Revision time is given as part of the timetable during this term. Final exams are taken towards the end of the term.

A highlight of this term is a visit to an outdoor activity centre located in the countryside out of London. All UPC students are encouraged to take part in a physically demanding, team building and leadership development week.

See the UPC Photo Gallery for images of former UPC student in action on campus and on UPC field trips!

Final UPC course results are released by early August each year.

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate pathways overview flowchart

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(click here to enlarge the above image)

Can I start a UPC course in January?

 UCL UPC courses begin in September only each year.

Is there an age limit for UPC applications?

No. We welcome applications from students of any age.

UPC students working in the language laboratory

UPC Students working in the language laboratory

The UCL Language Centre Building

The UCL Language Centre building, 26 Bedford Way

Admission to UPC Courses

Am I suitable for the course?

UPC courses are intensive undergraduate foundation courses developed specifically for ambitious international students of high academic potential who have completed their secondary education in their home country, and who do not yet qualify for direct entry to undergraduate study in the leading UK universities.

UCL International Student web pages include information on the acceptability of individual country qualification for Undergraduate Study at UCL. You can search for information about your country’s qualification or see the table at the FAQ below: What qualifications will I need before applying for a UPC Course?

The course is not suitable for you if you are an international student who has completed your secondary education in the UK (i.e. have had the opportunity to study A levels). See FAQ Can I apply for the course if I have taken A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma?

What qualifications will I need before applying?

You will need to have either completed or be about to complete your high school education. By the time you start a UPC course, it is important that you have obtained your high school graduation certificate or diploma and have achieved excellent grades. A guide to the minimum national high school qualifications UPC applicants should be expecting to attain is shown here:

American / International School US High School Graduation Diploma GPA 3.4/4.0
Please note applicants for UPC courses will only be considered if they are taking fewer than 5 AP exams. To be eligible for consideration for a UCL degree programme students must have usually obtained passes in four, full-year Advanced Placement (AP) examinations at grades 4/5.
Arab States:
Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria
Tawjahiya with overall average minimum of 85%
Azerbaijan Senior High School Certificate with an average of 4.5
China High School Certificate Term 1, grade 3 with an average of 80% from key schools or 85% from other schools
Cyprus (Greek section) Apolitirion with a minimum of 17/20
Egypt Thanaweya A’ama with grade average of 85%
Greece

Apolitirion with a minimum of 17/20

The National Apolytirion may be accepted for entry to some degree programmes but it not acceptable for entry to programmes in law, medicine, engineering, economics or English.

India Successful completion of Higher Senior School Certificate with grade average of 75% 65% for Maharashta, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal Boards
Iran Diplom-Metevaseth (National High School Diploma) with grade average of 17/20
Japan Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (High School Certificate) with 5 relevant subjects at grade 4 or above.
Kazakhstan Senior High School Certificate with an average of 4.5/5
Kyrgistan Senior High School Certificate with an average of 4.5
Morocco Bacchalaureat with an average of 16/20
Nigeria

WASSCE or NECO with at least 5 relevant subjects at grade B3 minimum

or the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) with 300+ points and at least 5 relevant subjects at grade C4 or above.

Pakistan Middle School Report plus Intermediate Certificate with a minimum grade of 70%.
Russia Senior High School Certificate with an average of 4.5 / 5.
South Korea Senior High School Certificate with a minimum grade of 70%.
Taiwan Senior High School Leaving Certificate with grade B (70%) in 5 relevant subjects.
Thailand 12 years of education and the Mathayom M6 with a minimum grade of 3.2 or 80%
Turkey Lise Diplomasi (High School Diploma) with grades of 4.2 /5.0
Ukraine
Atestat pro Povnu Zagal'nu Seredniu Osvitu (Ukrainian High School Leaving Certificate) with a minimum grade of 10 / 12
Vietnam Senior High School Certificate with relevant grades of at least 8.0

If your country is not shown, please view UCL's International student pages to see how qualifications are considered for Undergraduate Degree entry, by country.

I have not yet completed my high school – can I still apply for a UPC course?

Yes. We will consider the grades you have achieved to date and look at any predicted grades. We may contact your referee to check any predicted grades. By the time you start a UPC course, it is important that you have obtained your high school graduation certificate or diploma and have achieved excellent grades. See also the above FAQ: What qualifications will I need before applying for a UPC Course?

Are there any entrance tests I need to take for admission to a UPC Course?

All suitable UPC applicants will take entrance tests as part of their admission to UPC courses. Entrance tests are taken for the following reasons:

  1. UPC Courses are intensive and the academic standard and expectations of students is high. Your performance in the entrance tests will help the UPC Admissions Tutor to see if you are suitable for the course.
  2. UPC Courses are popular and entry is competitive. We will select the best UPC applicants by considering a range of factors including, the application form, teacher’s reference, school grades and transcripts and your performance on the entrance tests.

UPC entrance tests will be taken by suitable applicants after submitting an application for a UPC Course.

UPC sample entrance tests are available for applicants to try before they apply for the course. We strongly recommend applicants do this to get an idea of the style and level of the questions that will be asked. Most tests are multiple choice questions and take no longer than 1 hour.

We prefer that entrance tests are taken at your school and the test is supervised (in test conditions) by a teacher. If this is not possible, alternative arrangements will be made.

Please note that all applicants taking the entrance tests will sign a declaration stating the tests were sat in the required conditions.

Successful UPC applicants enrolling as UPC students will be re-tested when they begin a UPC course in September. If the result of this re-test clearly shows that a student has not originally complied with the test instructions above and the student is at a level too low for successful attendance of the UPC course, the student may be asked to leave the course without any refund of course fees.

What is the application procedure for UPC Courses?

  1. Complete fully an UPC online application form (available from the left-hand menu of this web page)
  2. Copies of your high school transcript, an academic reference on the reference form provided and a passport photograph will also be required. There is a charge of £100 to apply for a UPC Course. Copies of English language test certificates (such as IELTS or TOEFL) should also be submitted. Not submitting an English Language qualification may delay suitable candidates from moving on to the next step of the application procedure.
  3. Suitable candidates will be contacted about taking UPC entrance tests.
  4. Competed tests should be returned to the UPC Administrator.
  5. Successful candidates will be contacted and a final admission interview will be organised. Students are usually interviewed by Skype or telephone by the UPC Admissions Tutor and will receive information on their performance on the tests, an offer of a place on a UPC Course and essential advice on progression to UCL Undergraduate degree programmes following the UPC Course.
  6. An offer of a place on the course will be sent by post / email to the correspondence address on the application form. A deposit towards the tuition fees for the course is required to accept the offer of a place on a UPC Course. The offer will include information on UCL student accommodation options.
  7. On receipt of a deposit we will send an official acceptance letter to you in order for you to be able to apply for a UK Student Visa.

We recommend that all UPC applicants are familiar with the UPC sample entrance tests before applying for the course. The tests are an indication of the level and style of questions suitable applicants will answer on their entrance tests.

When should I apply for the course?

Places on the course are limited and entry is competitive. You are advised to apply for the course as early as possible. Applications are received throughout the year.

Applicants wishing to select UCL Student Accommodation should apply for the course no later than April each year. The deadline for UPC offer-holders to apply for UCL accommodation is May 31st. 

English Language questions

What English Language qualifications do I need?

UPCSE minimum requirements:

Exam Overall
Writing Sub-score (minimum)
Reading Sub-score (minimum)
Listening Sub-score (minimum)
Speaking Sub-score (minimum)
IELTS 5.5 5 5 5 5
TOEFL (IBT) 71 16
15
15
15

UPCH minimum requirements:

Exam Overall Writing Sub-score (minimum) Reading Sub-score (minimum) Listening Sub-score (minimum) Speaking Sub-score (minimum)
IELTS 6 6
6
6
6
TOEFL (IBT) 79-80 20
20
18-20
18-20

UPCHmel minimum requirements:

Exam Overall Writing Sub-score (minimum) Reading Sub-score (minimum) Listening Sub-score (minimum) Speaking Sub-score (minimum)
IELTS 7.5 7.5
7.5
7.5
7.5
TOEFL (IBT) 109 24
24
23
23

I am a native/expert English speaker, can I apply?

UPC courses will benefit students with a range of English language levels. Our minimum English Language requirements for UPC courses are likely to be exceeded by some applicants who may have a very high level of English.

The UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate for the Humanities:
with a Modern European Language, is designed for students who use English as a first language and wish to study a European Language as part of their foundation or bridging year.

Applicants will typically offer an upper intermediate level in French, Spanish, Italian or German. Those wishing to study French or Spanish as part of the course will be able to do so from beginners level.

Fees and Scholarship information

What are the tuition fees of UPC courses starting in September 2014?

University Preparatory Certificate for the Humanities (UPCH): £15,250
UPCH for Architecture: £16,250

University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE):£15,750
UPCSE with Architecture BSc Pathway: £16,750

Please note that these tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, local travel and personal expenses. For further information on living costs please see FAQ ‘How much are living costs likely to be during my foundation year?' below.

How much are living costs likely to be during my foundation year?

A total of around £245 per week is considered to be a reasonable average for living costs including student accommodation, local travel and personal expenses.

Are there any scholarships given by UCL to join UPC courses?

There are no entrance scholarships available from UCL for UPC study. All our students have their own sponsors or scholarships and meet full fees. See UCL International Student Country Information pages for more information on scholarship organisations in your country. 

Are the UPC fees the same for EU students and International students?

Yes. All students pay the same rate for UPC courses.

Are there any undergraduate scholarships available for students completing a UPC course?

Yes, there are two UPC Progression Scholarships. One scholarship will be offered each year to two UPC students (one UPCH student and one UPCSE student) considered by UPC academic staff to have the best academic performance.

Students awarded the scholarships must plan to progresses to a UCL undergraduate degree programme after stating UCL as a ‘firmly accepted’ choice on their UCAS form. The award will be worth £5,000 towards each year of the student's UCL undergraduate tuition fees.

An academic standard equivalent to at least an upper second class honours (2:1) must be maintained by the student in order to qualify for the award each year of the undergraduate degree programme.

UPC Progression Scholarship holders

Zheng, from China, received the first UPCH Progression Scholarship to study Economics BSc at UCL.

Zheng, from China, received the first
UPCH Progression Scholarship to
study Economics BSc at UCL.

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Erika and Ihuoma were both awarded a prize of £1,000 for personal achievement on their UPC courses in 2010-11.

Dhoyazan, from Yemen, received the UPCSE Progression Scholarship to study Biological Sciences BSc at UCL.

Dhoyazan, from Yemen, received the UPCSE Progression Scholarship to study Biological Sciences BSc at UCL.

Applicants with A-level or IB Diploma qualifications

Can I apply for the course if I have taken A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma?

UCL UPC courses are not intended for students who have taken A-levels or IB exams and need to resit or gain higher marks at this level in order to be considered for degree programmes at UCL. If you are studying for, or have completed, A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma you will normally be considered for direct entry to undergraduate study at UCL and other top UK institutions. Therefore you should not apply for a UPC course. Click here to view the UCL undergraduate admission pages and entrance requirements for A-levels and IB Diploma students. Please note that students taking (or who have completed) another foundation year in the UK will also not be considered for UPC courses. In exceptional cases, if you have already met the UCL A-level or IB Diploma requirement and still wish to take a foundation course, then we may consider you. 

Can I study a UPC course if I have already been made an offer by UCL for my A-level or IB result and not achieved the necessary grades?

No. If you have not met an existing UCL or IB offer we cannot consider you for UPC courses. We advise you to re-sit the exam and do you best to attain the required grades.

I have taken A-levels or IB exams in some subjects and achieved very good grades but I have not studied the subjects required by UCL. Can I apply for a UPC course?

Yes. If you have met the UCL A-level grades or IB points requirements but have not studied options which may be compulsory (eg History for the UCL History BA or a Modern Language for the UCL European Social and Political Studies BA) then we may consider you. But remember, you may have to pass our entrance tests in similar subjects, so you must have a good level of these subjects before you apply.

I am a UK national but I have completed my education overseas and do not have a qualification which would allow me to enter UCL directly. Can I apply for a UPC course?

Yes, you can apply. If you have not had the opportunity to take A-levels or other examinations which allow direct entry on to a UCL undergraduate degree programme you will be considered on the same basis as international students. 

I have completed my AS levels but wish to apply to a UPC course instead of taking A2 levels at my school/college – can I do this?

No. If you have a reasonable opportunity to finish your A2 levels at your school or college we would not accept your application.

I am a UK/EU student. Can I apply for a UPC course?

In most cases, no. Your qualifications will entitle you to apply to UCL directly. If your school qualification does not entitle you to enter directly onto a UCL undergraduate degree programme you may apply to UPC. However, you will be considered alongside all other applicants which means that you will only be selected for a UPC course if you have really excellent grades.

Progress To Undergraduate Degrees After UPC

UCL students graduating in the Quad

UCL students graduating in the Quad

Biology field trip - Jerry and a crab

Jerry on the UPCSE Biology field trip

Which Undergraduate degrees can I study at UCL after the UPC Course?

UPC Courses are designed to prepare students for any Undergraduate degree programme offered at UCL. The exception to this will be the Fine Art BA.

UPC applicants will need to state the Undergraduate degree title or area they plan to aim for during a UPC Course, on the UPC application form. Advice on applying for popular degree programmes at UCL (those with some additional admissions requirements) can be found below in the FAQ section: Applying for undergraduate degrees in Architecture, Law or Medicine.

We recommend that you select a degree subject you are interested in, have motivation for and that you have researched in detail. Choosing a subject you are good at previously is also a good idea (should you have been able to study this subject previously). Information on entry to UCL Undergraduate degrees and entry requirements should be viewed by all UPC applicants.

Guidance on selecting your UPC subject modules is provided on web pages for UPCH and UPCSE.

All UPC students will receive individual advice on making UCAS applications for Undergraduate degrees during the first term of the UPC Courses. See: What will I do/ study each term?, as well as Applying for University.

Click here to see a list of UCL undergraduate degrees former UPC students have studied. 

Am I guaranteed an offer for UCL after attending the foundation course?

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. An offer of a place onto other UCL undergraduate degree course is not guaranteed although most of our successful students will achieve an offer from UCL. These students will be expected to perform very well in the first term of the UPC course (Term 1 runs from September – December) to be considered for admission to degree programmes at UCL as well as other top UK universities.

In 2013 94% of UPC students received an offer from UCL and/or a Russell Group undergraduate offer.


Will all UK universities consider UPC students for undergraduate degrees?

Yes, there are no UK universities which will not consider students holding the UCL UPC qualification. However, each department within each UK university can make its own rules and we cannot guarantee that each department will make an offer to UPC students.

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Can I apply to Oxford or Cambridge with a UPC course?

Yes. Each year UCL UPC academic staff support a small number of UCAS applications made to Oxford or Cambridge – usually the top 2%-5% of all UPC students. We will select the students we feel we can support in their applications using their school grades, our entrance tests, our English tests, extra tests in Critical Thinking and interviews of candidates we think are appropriate and who have met all other criteria. You must also have an IELTS of at least 6.5 or equivalent. We will not support any applications to Oxford or Cambridge from students whom we do not think have a realistic chance of success. 

Applying for undergraduate degrees in Architecture, Law or Medicine

Can I apply to Law degrees during the UPC course?

Yes. UPCH students have progressed to Law degrees at UCL, LSE and other universities. Entry to Law in the UK is highly competitive and being made an offer will depend, to a large extent, on success in the LNAT test. UPC students will receive guidance on preparing for this test during the first term of the course.

Can I apply to Architecture degrees during the UPC course?

Yes. We will select about 10 UPC students each year to follow the UPC Architecture pathway. The pathway can be followed by students on the UPCH or UPCSE course. You should choose the UPC course which you feel you will be strongest at and enjoy the most.

The UPC Architecture pathway will be studied in addition to the four modules taken by all students (2 compulsory and 2 subject modules). It provides a unique opportunity to obtain the academic and artist skills and qualifications needed for Architecture degrees at UCL and other top universities. UPC students will study alongside first year UCL Bartlett students and be taught by UCL Bartlett academics!

Click here for more details on the Architecture Bsc pathway.

Guidelines for examples of art work (the ‘portfolio’) required for UPC Architecture BSc pathway admission:

  • a minimum of 6 freehand observational drawings e.g. drawings of objects, people, landscapes, etc. (your drawings should be from real life, not from photographs)

Plus examples of your work from 3 or more of the following categories:

  • paintings from life
  • imaginative visual compositions in any media
  • photographs
  • collages
  • 3-dimensional work in any media

Evidence of architectural drawing skills are NOT needed.

If I want to study an Architecture degree will I be able to build a portfolio during the UPC course?

Yes, UPC students planning to apply for undergraduate degrees in architecture will follow the UPC Architecture pathway by studying the Bartlett School of Architecture Media Studies course.

This first year undergraduate course component takes place in the UCL Bartlett School. The aim of the course is to introduce students to a variety of technical skills enabling them to explore and communicate their ideas. The focus is on translating an idea into a physical form (drawing, model, film, text, etc). Essential portfolio development and preparation skills are included in this component.

UPC students will already need to possess a reasonable level of art / design skills and will be asked to submit samples of their existing art work during the UPC application procedure.

Guidelines for examples of art work (the ‘portfolio’) required for UPC Architecture BSc pathway admission -

  • a minimum of 6 freehand observational drawings e.g. drawings of objects, people, landscapes etc. (your drawings should be from real life, not from photographs)

Plus examples of your work from 3 or more of the following categories:

  • paintings from life
  • imaginative visual compositions in any media
  • photographs
  • collages
  • 3-dimensional work in any media

Evidence of architectural drawing skills are NOT needed.

Pdf files are the best way to submit your 'portfolio', by email to the relevant UPC Administrator.

Can I apply to Economics degrees during the UPC course?

Yes, this is a very popular option for UPCH students. Only candidates with exceptionally strong mathematical skills, a good level of English and who understand this degree programme at UCL will be considered for Economics BSc degrees at UCL.

Can I apply to Medicine degrees during the UPC course?

Yes. UPCSE students have progressed onto the Medicine degree at UCL and have achieved offers for Medicine from other universities. Entry to Medicine in the UK is highly competitive and being made an offer will depend, to a large extent, on success in the BMAT or UKCAT test. UPC students will receive guidance on preparing for these tests during the first term of the course, but there is limited time for preparation, so students should prepare themselves before arrival. Registration for these tests will need to be completed by the student prior to starting the UPCSE course in September.