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Courses for international students

UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) prepares international students from all over the world for high-level academic study in the UK. We offer a range of foundation and degree preparatory courses specifically designed to prepare international students with the academic English level, knowledge and skills to succeed at a top UK university. We also run a number of international summer schools and academic English courses to suit your language level, age, needs and aims.
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Undergraduate Preparation Certificates international students in a lecture

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (International Foundation)

This course is for you if:

  • You want to study an undergraduate degree but your home qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UCL
  • You are an academically strong student with excellent school grades and over the age of 16
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Summer Courses

These courses are you for if:

  • you want to spend between two and six weeks in London during the summer
  • you want to combine academic study with a varied social activities programme
  • Different courses available to suit your age, language level, needs and aims
Part-time Academic English

Part-time Academic English Courses for Graduate Research Students

These courses are for you if:

  • You are a PhD or graduate research degree student
  • You are a non-native English speaker wanting to improve your academic English skills on a part-time basis
Pre-sessional English students and a teacher in a lecture theatre

UCL Pre-sessional English Courses

These courses are for you if:

  • You are planning to study a graduate or undergraduate degree but do not meet the English language requirement of your conditional offer
  • You want to improve your English language and academic skills
  • You want to study for 18, 12, 8 or 6 weeks
International Pre-Master's students in a seminar

International Pre-Master's

This course is for you if:

  • You are planning to study a graduate degree in the UK and would like to improve your English language and academic skills before you start
  • You want more time to prepare by studying on a longer course (between 6 and 9 months)
Architecture student drawing in studio

UCL Pre-Master’s Certificate in Architecture

This course is for you if:

  • You want to study a graduate degree at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture but need to improve your English language, academic study and design skills
  • You have an overall IELTS score of 6.0