Specialist Foundation programmes for university preparation

Choose Foundation at Bellerbys. Choose to be extraordinary.

Bellerbys College is one of the most well-known and well-respected international colleges in the UK. Our one-year, intensive Foundation programme gives you the choice of top UK universities. Since 1959 we have been helping students from all over the world prepare to study demanding degrees at top-ranking universities. So why not be one of them? 

6,000 degrees at 100 universites

The Bellerbys Foundation programme is accredited by Lancaster University, a top 10 UK university, and has been developed specifically for international students like you. By choosing to study a Foundation at Bellerbys, you're choosing your future. Our programme offers you the opportunity to choose from more than 6,000 degrees at 100 UK universities.

The modular structure allows you to study a few modules at a time, with assessments at the end of each module. With its emphasis on helping our students to develop strong academic and English language skills, our Foundation programme is a great alternative to A Levels.

In order to create the safest possible learning environment, and whilst social distancing restrictions are in place, you will benefit from a mixture of as many face-to-face interactions as possible, supported by online learning. You will also receive one-to-one support, giving you help and guidance every step of the way.

Why choose Foundation at Bellerbys?

A choice of eleven subject pathways and progression opportunities

University application support

Guaranteed* progression to a range of degrees at one of our university partners

Study at Bellerbys

Choose your subject


You can choose from eleven subject pathways, each accredited by top-ranking Lancaster University, and all offering our high-quality teaching.

Campus locations


Bellerbys gives you a choice of two dynamic locations: Choose Brighton for the widest choice of programmes and subjects, or London to study in a global hub. 

Fees and entry requirements


Check the Foundation page for academic and English language entry requirements and find tuition fee information on our fees page. 

Prepare for Success

A student on a computer at Bellerbys College Cambridge

Develop your academic knowledge, skills and language ability on our free and exclusive virtual preparation course, Prepare for Success. Benefit from 100 hours of study content to gain a competitive head start before beginning your programme on campus.

Student support

An international student in a classroom at Bellerbys College

Academic guidance, tutorial sessions, UCAS support and personal and welfare support is all offered on campus. Even before you arrive, our dedicated team provides everything from visa application support through to help with booking your accommodation. We will be with you every step of the way. 

Work after study

A Bellerbys student reading in the library

Start your career in the UK with the new Graduate Visa Route to be launched summer of 2021 – a two-year post-study work visa for international students graduating from UK universities with a valid Student visa. Study a pathway programme and take the first step towards working in the UK.


of our Foundation students
progressed to a Russell Group University

Om from Thailand

“It’s better to go to a general college where they teach you the basics first and then progress to university. What I learnt in Bellerbys, the academic side, I got to use at university and I just felt really good because it was something that I actually learnt.”

Om from Thailand - Studied Chemical Engineering Foundation, now studying Petroleum Engineering at the University of Leeds

*Offer of conditional progression is subject to submission of completed UCAS application, academic reference and personal statement meeting required standard and passing the Foundation programme with the required grades and English language level.