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International Preparation Courses

UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) prepares international students from all over the world for high-level academic study in the UK. We offer a range of foundation and degree preparatory courses on campus in central London to prepare you with the academic English level, knowledge and skills to succeed at a top UK university.
Undergraduate Preparation Certificates international students in a lecture

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (International Foundation)

This course is for you if:

  • You want to study an undergraduate degree but your home qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UCL
  • You are an academically strong student with excellent school grades
  • You will be over 16 years old at the start of the course
Pre-sessional English students and a teacher in a lecture theatre

UCL Pre-sessional English Courses

These courses are for you if:

  • You are planning to study a graduate or undergraduate degree but do not meet the English language requirement of your conditional offer
  • You want to improve your English language and academic skills
  • You want to study for 18, 12, 8 or 6 weeks
International Pre-Master's students in a seminar

International Pre-Master's

This course is for you if:

  • You are planning to study a graduate degree in the UK and would like to improve your English language and academic skills before you start
  • You want more time to prepare by studying on a longer course (between 6 and 9 months)
Architecture student drawing in studio

UCL Pre-Master’s Certificate in Architecture

This course is for you if:

  • You want to study a graduate degree at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture but need to improve your English language, academic study and design skills
  • You have an overall IELTS score of 6.0