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Specialist Programmes for International Students

Get ready for university with our specialist university pathways programmes. Our courses are designed specifically for international and EU students to prepare them for successful entry to Higher Education at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.

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Your best route to university

Students completing one of our Pathways programmes have the opportunity to progress on to one of over 70 UK universities as well as a range of worldwide universities. These include:

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Student Outcomes

"I would strongly recommend the International Foundation Year!

It’s easy to communicate with the teachers as well as the students and the teachers make it so simple to understand everything. It's really helped me a lot!

Saleh from Saudi Arabia, - Humanities Foundation Year at BSC London
Now studying History and Archaeology at Bangor University

Student Outcomes

"Lecturers on the NCUK programme helped me through the academic writing process – I learned how to write and structure my essays. It was about much more than just improving my English."

Jiayu Li, China, LLM Commercial Law, The University of Bristol

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

"Everything they teach you, you will need in the first or second semester of university!

Everything I learned on my foundation year course, everything I learnt in class - it all made my life so much easier!"

Abdul from Mozambique - Business Foundation Year at BSC London
Now studying Accounting and Finance at Aston University

Student Outcomes

"The process to get here was so easy and the people have been really nice. They're always asking you how you’re doing and if you need help. The people at Student Services are also really nice and are always there to help you."

Isabel Gomez, Colombia, Humanities Foundation Year, BSC London

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

"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

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

University Pathways student at BSC

What is a Pathway course?

A pathway is a course that is taken before applying to university. These are often taken by international students who would like to improve their English proficiency and academic skills before enrolling at university in an English speaking country.

If you successfully complete a pathway course at British Study Centres then you can progress onto a range of over 70 UK universities and a number of others worldwide.

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How does a Pathway course work?

  • Contact British Study Centres and apply for the course (you'll need a high school diploma and English proficiency qualification such as the IELTS).
  • Your course begins (either online or at our study centre in London).
  • You'll take modules that improve your knowledge of the western university system and enhance your academic English.
  • With help from our expert team, you'll apply to do your degree at one of our partner institutions.
  • You start a university degree in the subject of your choice!
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Which universities can I apply to?

This depends on the Pathway you take. At British Study Centres we are partners with two highly respected organsations: NCUK and Language Cert.

Students completing the International Foundation Year will get guaranteed entry to an NCUK partner university and can also apply to the extended range of NCUK member universities in the UK and around the world.

Students completing the Pre-Sessional English course will receive a Language Cert qualification accepted by over 70 universities in the UK and more around the world. You will also be able to progress straight onto the International Foundation Year programme if you choose thereby giving you guaranteed entry once you finish.

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Your Pathway Programme in London and online

British Study Centres London is recognised for its outstanding academic and social facilities and offers students a stimulating learning environment. All of the staff are fully qualified and are experts in their field. If you can't make it to our London centre, we also offer blended and online university pathway programmes,

Our Pathway Partners

Our Pre-Sessional English course leads to a qualification from Language Cert recognised by over 70 universities.

Language Cert is an awarding body offering internationally recognised language skills assessment and certification. It is a member of the PeopleCert Group, a global leader in the certification industry, delivering millions of exams in over 200 countries.

Our International Foundation Year is delivered in partnerships with NCUK (the Northern Consortium of UK Universities (NCUK), a global provider of university pathway programmes.

On successful completion of these programmes, students are guaranteed a place at an NCUK university partner in subject areas such as Art, Life Sciences, Engineering, Marketing, Business and Finance.

Ready to find your pathway?

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