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UCL centre signs cooperation agreement with top Chinese high school

19 June 2013

The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (UCL CLIE) has signed a cooperation agreement with a top Chinese high school affiliated to Fudan University, Shanghai, enabling high achieving students to be considered for UCL's Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate (UPC) Courses.


An intensive preparation for the academic and linguistic challenges of a top UK degree programme, UPC courses enable students whose education systems in their own countries do not offer qualifications suitable for direct admission with the opportunity to go on and study for undergraduate degrees at UCL or other top UK universities.

Anne Moore, Marketing Coordinator for UCL CLIE, said: "Each year staff from the centre visit China to interview and select suitable Chinese secondary school candidates for entry to the UCL foundation year. 

"UPC courses are a great success; last year 50% of all UPC students graduating from their 3 year undergraduate degree following their foundation year gained a first class mark. 

"The strong academic performance of the high school affiliated to Fudan University in Shanghai, and the international focus it provides for its students means that the agreement signals the start of a promising relationship which will enable students to study for 4 years to achieve UCL degrees."

Caption: Staff from the UCL CLIE and High School Affiliated to Fudan University Shanghai, photographed at the signing of the agreement of cooperation. At the table from left to right: Zhang Zhiyin (Vice Principal), Wang DeYao (Secretary of the Party Committee Vice-Principal Alumni Association Vice President, Professor Z Xiao Guo (UCL Pro-Provost for China) and Dr Peter Bowman, (Senior Coordinator UCL University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering).


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