UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Joining the UPC

Congratulations on receiving a place on UCL's foundation course – the Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPC)!

We're delighted you've accepted your place on the UPC and will join us for the 2024-25 academic year. We can't wait to see you on campus!

You have been selected from over 1,000 applications from 79 countries after a rigorous process of testing and interviewing.

We are confident that the course will be both intellectually stimulating and academically rewarding for you, and that it will constitute excellent preparation for your undergraduate degree at a top UK university.

On both this special 'Joining the UPC' website and the main UPC website, we hope you will find all the information you need in advance of your studies. If you need to ask us a question, please get in touch with the Course Administration Office: upc@ucl.ac.uk.

Along with the rest of the UPC team, we are looking forward to welcoming you on the first day of your UPC Orientation Period, Thursday 19 September 2024.

In the meantime, we wish you a successful, productive and enjoyable summer.


Raphaëla Armbruster
UPC Admissions Coordinator


Martin Hall
Academic English and UPCSE Science & Society Coordinator


Karen Keenan
UPC Admissions Tutor and UPCSE Subject Coordinator


Helen McTernan
UPCH Academic Research, Approaches and Methods Coordinator


Luke Seaber
UPCH Subject Coordinator