UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates
The UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) 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.
These intensive and challenging courses combine the study
of two academic subjects, usually alongside Academic English and Research and Academic Skills. All
teaching is delivered by UCL staff within the university.
UPC students are registered as UCL students, meaning they have access to all the academic, welfare, social and cultural resources we have to offer. UPC students are also supported with their UCAS application and our aim is to ensure that on completing the course, they can confidently embrace the demands of university study and life in the UK.
The Student View
" All tutors and teachers were very enthusiastic and helpful in helping us adapt to London's environment.
"My time on the
Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate provided me with the knowledge and
confidence I needed to proceed to university, both academically and socially. I've met, befriended and learned many things from these people that came from
different parts of the world.
All the tutors and teachers were very enthusiastic and helpful in helping us adapt to London's environment. It was a very new as well as memorable experience - I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in taking their studies further in London."
Janet Tejo, Second Year, Engineering (Chemical) BEng
- UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (CLIE website)