Find the best pathway programme for you

Choose your course, choose to be extraordinary

Bellerbys is here to help you get to where you want to be. We offer a wide range of courses designed specifically to help international students like you to achieve your career goals. No matter your interests or ambitions, you'll be able to join us at almost any point in your academic journey. You can explore more than 40 subjects whilst living and learning at one of our two international campuses. Our expert academic team are here to help you make the right choices for you and your chosen career.

We'll help you every step of the way – from submitting a top application designed to make you stand out, to accepting your offer from the right university for you. We'll guide you through applying for your visa and be here to welcome you to your chosen campus once you arrive. Explore our different programmes below and make the right choice to achieve your dreams.

Flexible study options

You can choose to study your programme on campus or start online from home. Find out more about preparing to study and choosing how you study your programme with us.

Courses to prepare you for undergraduate study

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. This gives you a world of choice. Students typically study three or four subjects with exams at the end of two years.


Bellerbys London Star Student Mark Lee

A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry on to a range of degree programmes at 100 universities in the UK.

International Year One


An International Year One course is a one-year course equal to the first year of an undergraduate degree. Taught in Brighton and London, this course prepares you for the second year of a related degree at university.

Pre-Foundation programme


The Pre-Foundation course is three terms of extra study, designed to develop the skills you need to progress to the next step of your education. Giving you the opportunity to get to grips with the core principals of your chosen Foundation programme, this course additionally offers language and academic support.

English Language Programmes


If you don’t meet the English language entry requirements for the A Level, Foundation or International Year One programme, you can first study one to three terms of English speaking and writing.

Courses to prepare you for postgraduate study

Pre-Sessional Preparation Programme for PhD

Student leaning against wall

With the Pre-Sessional Preparation Programme for PhD you’ll develop the English language skills needed to complete a PhD application for submission to one of our University partners.

Additional courses

Bellerbys Summer


Experience UK culture whilst making friends with students from all over the world as you start your study abroad adventure together together. Choose between our cricket, creative or academic summer camps for your perfect Bellerbys summer.

Xinyi from China

Belelrbys star student Xinyi

"UK qualifications are recognised all over the world, and there are plenty of opportunities for further study and career progression once I have completed my course."

Xinyi from China - Studied Foundation Science & Pharmacy and achieved 86%, now studying Pharmacology at the University of Bath