UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


100% of UCL foundation students receive offers from UCL or other top UK universities

19 May 2020

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate (UCL's International Foundation) students receive high offers rates from the UK's top universities each year, with the support of the UPC's Education Advisor.

UPC international foundation student in lecture

All students currently studying the Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate (UPC) have received undergraduate degree offers from UCL or another leading UK university.

90% of UPC students who applied to UCL this year secured at least one conditional offer, with 100% receiving offers from other top Russell Group universities, such as Imperial College London and LSE.

Degree offers were made by all 11 UCL faculties:

UCL FacultyOffer rate
Arts & Humanities86%
The Barlett (Built Environment)67%
Brain Sciences100%
Engineering Sciences92%
Institute of Education100%
Life Sciences86%
Mathematics & Physics Sciences94%
Medical Sciences57%
Population Health Sciences100%
Social & Historical Sciences73%

Support with applications

All students receive personalised support with their university applications from the UPC’s dedicated Education Advisor, Rob Doswell.

Rob said: "As in previous application cycles, we have seen very good outcomes from UCL this year, with students holding degree offers in a broad range of subject areas. 

The UCAS support we offer students from the beginning of the course and throughout the year ensures they submit strong and competitive applications and complete the UCAS cycle successfully.

The UCAS process can be challenging to navigate, particularly for international students. The individual guidance they receive helps them to choose the degrees best suited to them, but also practical advice like completing the application form correctly and how to develop a well-written personal statement.”

On average, 80% of UPC student progress to UCL or another top university, with around 50% staying on at UCL.