UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Meet our 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. 


During the UPC, students receive offers for their future degree programme. The below table shows the percentage of UPC students in 2023, 2022 and 2021 who received a degree offer from either UCL or from UCL or another Russell Group university.

Offer from UCL86%85%84%
Offer from UCL or another Russell Group university99%97%98%


Over the past three years, UPC students went on to the following universities for their undergraduate degree:

Another Russell Group university18%22%16%
Another UK university10%16%8%
Did not progress to a degree in the following academic year10%9%6%

Universities and courses

See which universities and degree programmes UPC students progressed to in 2023, 2022 and 2021.

2023 list

2022 list

2021 list

Student experiences

CLIE Bloggers

Meet our student bloggers! They've been writing about their experiences on the Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPC) – UCL's international foundation year.

Latest posts


Hear from Gwen

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Hear from Ziyi

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Hear from Yagmur

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Hear from Yusuke

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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 


Julián Torres

Nationality: Columbian
Foundation course: UPCH (2023)
Degree: Philosophy BA at UCL

Photograph of Ruiyi at an art gallery

Ruiyi Zhu

Nationality: Chinese
Foundation course: UPCH (2022)
Degree: Social Sciences BSc at UCL

Photograph of Yeats in an art gallery by some paintings

Yeats Lin

Nationality: Taiwan
Foundation course: UPCH (2022)
Degree: History of Art BA at UCL

Photograph of Artur stood in front of a wall

Artur Podsokha

Nationality: Ukrainian
Foundation course: UPCH (2022)
Degree: Politics, Sociology and East European Studies BA at UCL


Ichika Aradono

Nationality: Japanese
Foundation course: UPCSE (2021)
Degree: Cancer Biomedicine BSc at UCL

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

Zeynep Naz Behram

Nationality: Turkish
Foundation course: UPCSE (2021)
Degree: Applied Medical Sciences BSc at UCL

Yihoon Baek UPC international foundation course student

Jihoon Baek

Nationality: South Korean
Foundation course: UPCH with Architecture (2021)
Degree: Architecture MSci at UCL

Regina UPC UCL foundation course student on a bridge in London

Regina Loren Villamante

Nationality: Filipino
Foundation course: UPCH (2021)
Degree: Education Studies BA at UCL

Citlalli UPC international foundation student in london

Citlalli Escobar

Nationality: Mexican
Foundation course: UPCH (2021)
Degree: History of Art, Materials and Technology BA at UCL

UCl Foundation (UPC) student Mariia Kuzmina

Mariia Kuzmina

Nationality: Russian
Foundation course: UPCSE (2020)
Degree: Mathematics BSc at UCL

Yuxuan He - former foundation student

Yuxuan He

Nationality: Chinese
Foundation course: UPCH (2020)
Degree: Law LLB at UCL

Aimi Furugen UPC foundation year student near campus

Aimi Furugen

Nationality: Japanese
Foundation course: UPCH (2020)
Degree: Information Management for Business BSc at UCL

Jeongmin Lee (former UPCSE student)

Jeongmin Lee

Nationality: South Korean
Foundation course: UPCSE (2019)
Degree: Biomedical Sciences BSc at UCL

Nanami, former UPCH foundation student

Nanami Tsuchiyama

Nationality: Japanese
Foundation course: UPCH (2019)
Degree: Geography with Quantitative Methods BA at UCL