UCL (University College London) is a world-leading multidisciplinary university with an international reputation for high-quality research and teaching.

Ranked 8th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022), UCL is the only UK university featured in the top-10 to offer its own foundation programme – Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPC).

The UPC prepare international students for an undergraduate degree at UCL or other leading UK universities. Former UPC students have progressed to degrees at UCL, Imperial, and LSE to name a few (optional). These intensive one-year foundation courses are taught on UCL’s central London campus by experienced UCL teachers. Students are supported to develop their academic skills, English and subject knowledge in a welcoming and supportive environment of international staff and students.