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United Kingdom Foundation Programme

There are many pathway programmes into higher education for international students including foundation studies and English language preparation programmes. These ensure you receive the extra support and assistance you need to succeed. The programmes normally last for one year and students are not required to sit public examinations. Programmes for foundation include business, science, and health science including compulsory and elective subjects. Some foundation courses promise a place at university after successful completion of the course. 

Bellerbys College - Study Group UK

Bellerbys College offers a range of foundation courses related to academic skills and English language preparation that helps students succeed at university. Its excellent teachers are chosen for their experience in teaching international students and its specialist colleges give students a safe, secure and supportive place to achieve full potential. Many Bellerbys students go on to study at Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities.

Institution Name

Location

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Bellerbys College

Brighton, Cambridge, London, Oxford

N/A

N/A

Study Group UK – International Study Centres
Study Group is an acknowledged leader in international education, helping international students gain the skills and qualifications needed for entry into university. Study Group offers university access in premier learning environments, and with over 2,000 employees worldwide it brings commitment, passion and contemporary learner-centred methodologies that accelerate learning and provide outstanding academic results, and enhance the overall experience. 

Partner Universities:

Institution Name

Location

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University Guide 2022

University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen

27

38

Durham University

Durham

6

6

Cardiff University  

Cardiff

34

25

Coventry University London

London

46

52

University of Huddersfield

Yorkshire

73

53

Kingston University London

London

104

85

Lancaster University

Lancaster

10

11

University of Leeds

Leeds

15

20

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds

107

110 

University of Lincoln

Lincolnshire

45

46

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool

85

73

Royal Holloway, University of London

London

22

32

University of Sheffield

Sheffield

23

67

University of Surrey

Guildford

23

35

University of Sussex

East Sussex

39

41

University of Strathclyde

Glasgow

44

30 

Teesside University 

Yorkshire

92

95

Cambridge Education Group
Since 1952, the Cambridge Education Group (CEG) has been helping UK and international students achieve their pathway to leading universities around the world. As the leading independent provider of academic, creative and English language programmes in the UK, US and Europe, CEG pride themselves on being local specialists with global reach.

Partner Universities:

Institution Name

Location

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ONCAMPUS

Aston University 

Birmingham

15

15

University of Hull

Hull

60

70

London South Bank University

London

123

108

University of Reading

Reading

31

36

University of Southampton

Southampton

15

15

University of Sunderland

Sunderland

103

92

ONCAMPUS London

Birkbeck, University of London

London

N/A

N/A

The Courtauld Institute of Art

London

N/A

N/A

Goldsmiths, University of London

London

97

63

Queen Mary, University of London

London

41

41

Royal Holloway, University of London

Surrey

22

32

Royal Veterinary College, University of London

London

N/A

N/A

ONCAMPUS UK North

University of Central Lancashire

Lancashire

87

89

INTO University Partnerships
INTO brings ambitious international students and leading universities together. With its university partners it has created an outstanding network of study centres across the UK; offering international students the opportunity to fulfil their educational goals and achieve academic success at world class universities.

Partner Universities:

Institution Name

Location

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City University London

London

82

54

University of East Anglia

Norwich

21

22

University of Exeter

Exeter

12

13

University of Manchester

Manchester

18

13

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester

65

56

Newcastle University

Newcastle

31

37

Queen's University Belfast

Belfast

31

34

University of Stirling

Stirling

38

38

INTO London World Education 

London

N/A

N/A

INTO Manchester (NCUK)

Manchester

N/A

N/A

INTO Newton A-Level

Norwich

N/A

N/A

Kaplan UK
At Kaplan, education is at the heart of everything they do. They believe in the power of globalising education to change people’s lives, making a difference to the world.
Partnering with over 40 universities, they offer a world of degree opportunities across the globe.
In addition to the above institutions, there are others popular UK Foundation Programmes such as those offered by King’s College London and Bellerbys College in Brighton.

Partner Universities:

Institution Name

Location

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Bournemouth University

Bournemouth

68

68

University of Birmingham

Birmingham

19

19

University of Bristol

Bristol

13

17

University of Brighton

Brighton

120

80

City University of London

London

82

54

Cranfield University

Cranfield

N/A

N/A

University of Essex

Essex

40

27

University of Glasgow

Glasgow

14

16

University of Liverpool

Liverpool

29

30

University of Nottingham

Nottingham

26

24

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham

52

45

Queen Mary University of London

London

41

41

University of the West of England, Bristol

Bristol

58

28

University of Westminster

London

126

114

University of York

York

22

20

Kaplan International College London

Kaplan International College London

London

N/A

N/A

Kings Education
Kings Education is a specialist, high quality international education group with teaching locations across the USA and UK. At Kings, it’s mission is to provide a general and linguistic education for young people from all over the world intent on studying in an Anglophone environment ,developing and nurturing every student to help them achieve personal growth, personal achievement and the best learning outcome for their individual circumstances, ability and needs.

Partner Universities:

Institution Name

Location

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University Guide 2022

Kings Colleges

Bournemouth,
Brighton,London,
Oxford

N/A

N/A

Navitas Group
Navitas Professional Careers & Internships is a professional development and education provider specialising in career focussed programmes for outstanding employment outcomes. Navitas Professional is part of the Navitas Group, a leading global educator and partner helping more than 80,000 international students around the world achieve their potential through world class education each year. Established in 1994, Navitas is an S&P ASX 100 company that employs more than 6,000 staff across 31 countries.

Partner Universities:

Institution Name

Location

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University Guide 2022

Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge

120

99

Birmingham City University

Birmingham

96

81

Brunel University London

Uxbridge

100

99

University of Hertfordshire

Hatfield

88

92

University of Leicester

Leicester

41

 84

University of Northampton

Northampton

116

93

Plymouth University

Plymouth

76

60

University of Portsmouth

Portsmouth

56

21

Robert Gordon University

Aberdeen

83

76

Swansea University

Swansea

31

31

Oxford International Education Group (OIEG)
Oxford International Education Group, founded in 1991, is a unique accredited education provider. Its extensive portfolio covers educational travel for schools, colleges and universities, English language schools for adult and junior students in the UK, Canada and USA, sixth form colleges, university pathway programmes and TESOL teacher training courses.

Partner Universities:

Institution Name

Location

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University Guide 2022

Bangor University

Bangor

62

65

University of Bradford

Bradford

106

85

De Montfort University

Leicester

119

101

University of Dundee

Dundee

23

28

University of Greenwich

London

98

92

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