University
Pathways

Specialist Degree Preparation Courses for International Students

International Foundation Year

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BSC is an NCUK partner offering the International Foundation Year (IFY), which leads to a UK undergraduate degree entry at a wide range of prestigious NCUK universities.

Upon successful completion of the programme, international students are guaranteed a place at one of the 16 NCUK universities and the opportunity to apply to many more worldwide.

Pre-Sessional English

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The Pre-Sessional English course is for students who need to improve their English language skills for university entry.

This 6 week course leads to a qualification from Language Cert which is recognised by over 70 UK universities and many more worldwide.

Pre-Master's Programme

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This special online course is designed for international students who would like to gain the specialist academic skills and English language level they need to succeed in their Masters.

Upon successful completion of the programme, international students are guaranteed a place at one of the 16 NCUK universities and the opportunity to apply to many more worldwide.

International Student Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships to help international students achieve their aims of studying in the UK.

Progression Universities

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Guaranteed UK university progression with NCUK

With the International Foundation Year and the Pre-Master's Programme, students have the opportunity to study at a range of excellent UK universities. Part of the NCUK guarantee is that students are guaranteed a minimum of 2 conditional offers to the universities and 1 unconditional offer when they pass the course.

Students can also choose to study at NCUK Partner universities worldwide.

Globally Recognised Qualification with Language Cert

The Pre-Sessional English programme leads to a qualification from Language Cert which is accepted by over 70 UK universities and many more worldwide.

International Foundation Year

Here you can find all the information you need about the International Foundation Year at BSC London. For anything else don't hesitate to contact your Business Development Manager.

Programmes Available:

Next course start dates
04 Jan 2021
02 Oct 2021
10 Jan 2022

Online Pre-Sessional English

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Here you can find all the information you need about the Pre-Sessional English programme. For anything else don't hesitate to contact your Business Development Manager.

Programmes Available:

Next course start dates
2020 course dates sold out. 2021 dates coming soon.

Online Pre-Master's Programme

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Here you can find all the information you need about the online Pre-Master's Programme. For anything else don't hesitate to contact your Business Development Manager.

Programmes Available:

Next course start dates
2020 course dates sold out. 2021 dates coming soon.

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Nationality Mix

We accept students from all over the world and have a great track record of visa success. Join thousands of international students studying for their degrees in the UK.

BSC London

Our Pathways programme are delivered online or at BSC London. Watch the video to learn more about studying at this school in the heart of the UK's capital city.

Student Outcomes


“My English has been improved as a result of this programme.

I was able to interact with different cultures and nations, while also cooperating and collaborating within groups.”


Anton, Ukraine, BSC International Foundation Year Student, City University London, BSc Accounting and Finance (with professional placement)

Student Outcomes


"My NCUK experience gave me a huge advantage when starting my postgraduate study in the UK. I already know how to write a dissertation and about UK culture."


Chao Feng, China, The University Of Sheffield, MSc Management

Student Outcomes


“It helped me in different ways. The programme taught me how to be independent and how to carry out research.

And the best of all? It allowed me to work with others in groups.”


Bamba, Senegal, BSC International Foundation Year Student, BA Business Management at University of Leeds

Student Outcomes


"This has been an excellent course that has brought a lot out in me.

I would highly recommend it to someone who wants to begin their education in the UK. It’s an excellent stepping stone to university."


Sophia from Mexico - Humanities Foundation Year, BSC London
Gained a place to study Psychology at the University of Kent

Student Outcomes


“I had a really good experience with my teachers and I enjoyed this programme.

It helps me to know more about my future when I study at University. This is a great preparation before I start University.”


Mohamed, BSc (Hons) Management, Manchester Metropolitan University, Algeria

Student Case Study


“I studied with NCUK as it provided a high quality, convenient and ultimately a worthwhile qualification which equipped me with the skills I needed to work on my degree.”


Ugonma Lewechi Nkata, University of Birmingham, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

Student Case Study


“I chose to study at the University of Leeds because its business-related subjects are well-known in the industry. The ranking is quite high in a number of different ranking systems.”


Wa Shing Chung, NCUK International Foundation Year, University of Leeds, BA (Hons) Management with Marketing

Student Outcomes


"I studied the NCUK Master’s Preparation qualification as it allowed me to practice how to write a dissertation.

It made it easy for me to adapt to an NCUK University."


Jooyeun Jeon, South Korea, MSc Management, University of Birmingham