International Year One leading to NCUK universities*

Join the second year of a degree at your choice of UK universities with NCUK

Equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, you'll be fully prepared to progress directly to the second year of your chosen degree at a range of leading NCUK Universities.

International Year One key facts

Age: 18

Course length: 3 terms


Start dates: September and January

English language entry requirements:
IELTS 5.5 (no skill less than 5.0 in any skill) or equivalent


Academic entry requirements:
Students with a range of qualifications are accepted. Typically students will have completed high school and may have completed some further study in addition.

Locations: Engineering at Brighton or Business and Management at London


Award: NCUK International Year One Qualification Certificate

Fees: Visit our fees page for full details

What is the International Year One?

The International Year One at Bellerbys College is ideal if you would like to study an undergraduate degree at a UK university but don’t quite meet the entry requirements. We’ll provide you with the specialist subject knowledge and English language skills you’ll need in time to join the second year of your degree.

Taught over three terms, you’ll study the first year of your undergraduate degree with us at Bellerbys, before progressing to a leading university to complete your second and third years. Specifically designed to help international students like you to succeed, the programme is quality assured by NCUK.

You can choose to study the International Year One in Business and Management at Bellerbys London or in Engineering at Bellerbys Brighton. By successfully completing the International Year One, you will benefit from guaranteed university progression to a range of NCUK Universities in order to complete your degree.

A supportive and international environment

If you want to progress to a wide choice of UK universities, but feel you’d benefit from spending your first year in a supportive and international environment, this is the programme for you. You’ll study with classmates with similar ambitions from all over the world, under the guidance of teachers who are specialists in international education, to ensure you feel prepared to begin the second year of your degree at your chosen university.

Choosing your university

By completing the International Year One, you can begin the second year of your degree with the knowledge you’re fully prepared to study at your choice of NCUK University. There are plenty of degree and university options for you to choose from, and we’ll help you every step of the way.

  • Choose your university
    • Aston University
    • University of Birmingham
    • University of Bradford
    • University of Bristol
    • University of Huddersfield
    • Keele University
    • University of Kent
    • Leeds Becket University
    • University of Leeds
    • Liverpool John Moores University
    • Manchester Metropolitan University
    • University of Salford
    • Sheffield Hallam University
    • The University of Sheffield

Join us on campus

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Find out everything you need to know about your journey to the UK and what to expect when you arrive on campus. 

Join us virtually

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If you are unable to join us on campus for the start of your programme, you can either start virtually and join us in the UK later, or study full-time from home.

Zhiying from China

Bellerbys star student Zhiying

"Studying at Bellerbys enabled me to expose myself to diverse cultures and different people. Studying in the UK gives me the edge – it helped me to enhance my skills and abilities. The tutors are quite dedicated because they help you in relation to the universities that you are applying for."

Zhiying from China - Studied International Year 1 in Business and Management, now studying Accounting and Finance at the University of East Anglia

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