Why choose Bellerbys?

Why study at Bellerbys?

Bellerbys College has more than 50 years' experience working with international students, preparing them for university in the UK. Offering a range of courses suitable for students aged 14 and upwards, as a Bellerbys student you will have access to the widest range of universities, receive support from our experienced staff to achieve your university ambitions and develop the confidence and skills needed to succeed in a university environment.

Our students achieve consistently high exam results and study in welcoming, multicultural environments. Discover what makes a Bellerbys education so special.

Life in the UK

Studying in the UK means you have access to world-class art, music and literature. There’s a diverse range of cities, countryside, history, heritage and sport all over the country. There is no better way to discover a new culture and learn the English language than living here.

The UK has a huge international population, and multiculturalism is celebrated throughout. As well as studying in one of our two campus locations with other international students, universities in the UK attract a large number of students from outside of the UK.

Mikhail from Russia

Bellerbys student Mikhail

"There are two main benefits to studying at an international college. First, meeting people from different cultures. Secondly, it is easier to adapt to living in a foreign country when you are surrounded with people who are in the same situation."

Mikhail from Russia - Studied A Levels and achieved A*A*AA, now studying Computer Science at the University of Manchester

University application support

A Bellerbys student sat in a college hallway

From giving you clear options to assisting with your university application - here at Bellerbys College, we are devoted to helping you prepare for university.

University connections

A Bellerbys student working in a classroom

Choosing from countless university options can be difficult. Bellerbys work with institutions across the country, so that we can offer you the best additional support and guidance in making these important life decisions.

Student results

Bellerbys Brighton students in a communal study area

At Bellerbys, we help you get the results you need to ensure a place at your chosen university. Our students achieve consistently high grades and progress to the UK's leading universities.

Learning and teaching

A Bellerbys student in class

Bellerbys students get great exam results. You'll learn from teachers with experience in teaching international students, just like you. Even the activities you do outside of the classroom are designed to help you get into the university of your choice. Caring support staff are available to help you feel safe, secure and happy at Bellerbys.

English Language Support

Students at Bellerbys College

Bellerbys offers English Language Preparation classes for students looking to study A Level, Foundation or Undergraduate Year 1 programmes.

Develop your skills

Bellerbys science student on an enrichment activity

Enrichment activities help you to gain even more practical and academic experience. Bellerbys can help you stand out from the crowd on your university applications.

Specialist university preparation

A Bellerbys science student in a classroom

Applying for university is an important step in your education, and one that we make every effort to support you in. At Bellerbys, we focus on preparing you for university and life beyond.

Extra-curricular activities

Bellerbys Brighton students ice skating

More than a great education, studying at Bellerbys is about gaining solid foundations for life. Embrace College life and get settled in the city that will be your home during your studies with the help of our staff and community.

A Levels

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. 

Foundation pathways

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 more than 70 universities in the UK.


GCSEs are taken as a course of study before taking A Levels or a Foundation pathway. We offer a 2 Year GCSE Pathway programme as well as an intensive 3 and 4 term GCSE programme, offering students from the age of 14 years an early opportunity to establish the language, learning and cultural skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education.

English language courses

If you don’t meet the English language entry requirements for the GCSE, A Level, Foundation or Undergraduate Year 1 programme, you can first study one to three terms of English speaking and writing.

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