UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


UCL Foundation Year: application now open

19 November 2021

You can now apply for the Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPC) - UCL's International Foundation Year - for 2022 entry.

UCL entrance front gates

The UPC attracts academically talented international students from all over the globe who don't have the qualifications to enter a UCL undergraduate degree directly.

171 students from 29 nationalities started the course this year with the aim of progressing to UCL or other leading UK universities.

Application process

There are three stages to our application process: an online application, entrance tests and interviews.

When you take the entrance tests will depend on when you submit a complete application.

Please visit our how to apply page to find out more about each of these stages, including all the important dates and deadlines.

Learn more and apply

Progression in 2021

2021 was a record-breaking year for the UPC.

70% progressed to a UCL undergraduate degree, across 40 different degree programmes.

A further 16% progressed to another Russell Group university, including LSE, Imperial College London and King's College London.

You can see full details on where UPC alumni progressed to this year on our previous students page.

Want to know more?

Get up-to-date information about the UPC in our latest video, including how to apply.

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Chat to us

If you'd like to speak to a member of our team, you can arrange a 15-minute, one-to-one Zoom chat on 24 November or 4 December. Click the buttons below to book your slot.

Book session on Wednesday 24 November

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