UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Why study at CLIE?

We are a distinct UCL teaching department with experience and expertise in delivering first-class degree preparation courses, English for Academic Purposes and Summer Schools to international students


The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) is a distinct teaching centre in one of the world's top 10 universities. You will be taught on campus by highly qualified UCL academic staff who specialise in preparing international students for university-level education in the UK.


UCL main quad in London

As London's Global University, UCL is an ideal choice for international students. With around 41% of the student population from overseas and from over 150 different countries, you will find yourself in a welcoming, inclusive and culturally-diverse environment.

Here at CLIE, we welcomed 4,500 students from over 30 different countries through our doors last year. This, combined with 200 academic and professional services staff from across the world, makes us a truly international place to work and study.


Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate international foundation students in a lecture

As an international student at CLIE, you will gain valuable experience in the British education system and quickly develop an understanding of the learning style required in UK universities. Our courses are delivered through a range of lectures, classes and tutorials, and complemented by a social activities programme.


Student Central, the UCL campus in central London

Our central London campus offers outstanding academic, professional and social benefits. Vibrant and exciting, London's internationally renowned institutions, such as the British Museum, are within walking distance of UCL. London inspires and UCL is at its heart.

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