UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates - UCL's international foundation year

UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPC) are foundation courses for international students who don't have the qualifications to enter a UCL undergraduate degree directly.

Experienced UCL teachers will help improve your academic skills, English and subject knowledge. This will help you progress to a degree at UCL or another top UK university.

Is the UPC for me?

The UPC is for you, if:

  • you want to study an undergraduate degree in the Sciences, Engineering, Maths, Business, Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences but can't enter UCL directly;
  • you are an academically strong international student with excellent school grades;
  • you have finished or are in your final year of high school at the point of application.

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Course information

Learn about the course structure, subjects, assessment, teachers, term dates and fees.

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9 reasons to study the UPC at UCL

Complete your international foundation course at a global top 10 university in the centre of London.

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Meet our previous students

Learn about studying on the UPC from those who know it best: our previous students.