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Previous students

UPC students come from a diverse range of backgrounds. They go on to study a variety of undergraduate courses at UCL and other top UK universities. Find out UPC student progression rates, where they progressed to after the UPC and their experience of foundation and undergraduate courses.

Where do UPC students progress to?

The UPC has excellent progression rates and is a great way to start your academic journey. The majority of our students go on to study their undergraduate degrees at the best UK universities.

Offers in 2021

  • 84% of UPC students received UCL undergraduate degree offers
  • 98% received UCL or Russell Group university degree offers.

Progression in 2021

  • 70% progressed to a UCL undergraduate degree
  • 16% progressed to another Russell Group university
  • 8% progressed to another university
  • 6% did not progress to a degree.

Universities and courses 

See which universities and degree programmes UPC students progressed to in 2021.

View 2021 list

Student experiences 


What skills did you learn?

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How was it making friends?

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What's it like living in London?

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Questions with our alumni 

Zeynep UPC UCL foundation course student in front of the Christmas lights on Oxford street in London

Zeynep Naz Behram

Nationality: Turkish
Previous course at UCL CLIE: UPCSE (2021)
Progressed to: Applied Medical Sciences BSc at UCL

"During the UPC year, getting feedback from our tutors for everything we did has been so helpful to prepare for the ‘real’ university life." Read more

UCl Foundation (UPC) student Mariia Kuzmina

Mariia Kuzmina

Nationality: Russian
Previous course at UCL CLIE: UPCSE (2020)
Progressed to: Mathematics BSc at UCL

"I chose UCL because it provides the highest standard of education. I enjoy studying in a competitive academic environment, and UCL is certainly this kind of a place." Read more

Aimi Furugen UPC foundation year student near campus

Aimi Furugen

Nationality: Japanese
Previous course at UCL CLIE: UPCH (2020)
Progressed to: Information Management for Business BSc at UCL

"In comparison to my teachers in high school, the UPC tutors were much more approachable and easier to communicate with. Small nuances, such as being asked to call them by their first name, created a comfortable environment". Read more

Jeongmin Lee (former UPCSE student)

Jeongmin Lee

Nationality: South Korean
Previous course at UCL CLIE: UPCSE (2019)
Progressed to: Biomedical Sciences BSc at UCL

I feel like it is a huge advantage that I could use the same area as UCL undergraduates, including lab facilities and libraries, especially with UCL being a high ranked global university." Read more

Nanami, former UPCH foundation student

Nanami Tsuchiyama

Nationality: Japanese
Previous course at UCL CLIE: UPCH (2019)
Progressed to: Geography with Quantitative Methods BA at UCL

"The Geography and the Built Environment module was really helpful because I wanted to study Geography. Through this module, I was able to learn concepts which built the foundation of my undergraduate studies." Read more

Gregorian UPC student

Gregorian Tanto

Nationality: Indonesian
Previous course at UCL CLIE: UPCH (2018)
Progressed to: Architecture BSc at UCL

"London is one of the most ideal cities to study architecture in; a melting pot of various cultures as a result of it being an extremely diverse and international city. Additionally, populated with both contemporary and historical structures, London is a perfect merger of both worlds." Read more 


Haixiang Sun

Nationality: Chinese
Previous course at UCL CLIE: UPCSE (2017)
Progressed to: Computer Science BSc at UCL

"Living in London met my expectations – it’s really international, I don’t feel like a foreigner, even though I am. There are a lot of events and opportunities here, so you’re never bored." Read more

Arkadiy Serezhkin

Arkadiy Serezhkin

Nationality: Russian
Previous course at UCL CLIE: UPCSE (2017)
Progressed to: Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) MEng at UCL

"The UPC course was a really great experience; yes - there were hard times, but overall it was a great course which developed me, not only my technical knowledge but also my personality." Read more


Abdullah Alhasan

Nationality: Saudi
Previous course at UCL CLIE: UPCSE (2017)
Progressed to: Geology BSc at UCL

"The UPC is arranged in a way to get the best out of you. It helps you cope with stress, because there are so many deadlines, it gets you used to it." Read more 


Cristina Trovati

Nationality: Russian/Italian
Previous course at UCL CLIE: UPCH (2017)
Progressed to: Urban Planning, Design and Management BSc at UCL

"Here I got the feeling that teachers care; they want to immerse you in a subject and actually enjoy teaching it. This helped reignite my passion and interest." Read more


Satoshi Takemoto

Nationality: Japanese
Previous course at UCL CLIE: UPCSE (2017)
Progressed to: Security & Crime Science BSc at UCL

"I enjoyed the discussions about different topics: politics, philosophy and science. There were various kinds of students from different backgrounds and countries, with different opinions, so we were able to share alternative views." Read more