Undergraduate prospectus



Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are challenging, but are intended to ensure you'll enjoy the content of your degree.

UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

The UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL or other top UK universities but whose education systems in their own countries do not offer qualifications suitable for direct admission.

These intensive and challenging courses, run by UCL's Centre for Languages and International Education (CLIE) combine the study of two academic subjects, usually alongside Academic English and Research and Academic Skills. All teaching is delivered by UCL staff within the university.

UPC students are registered as UCL students, meaning they have access to all the academic, welfare, social and cultural resources we have to offer. UPC students are also supported with their UCAS application and our aim is to ensure that on completing the course, they can confidently embrace the demands of university study and life in the UK.

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