University preparation in the UK

Preparing for university with Bellerbys

Bellerbys College has more than 60 years' experience preparing international students like you for university study in the UK – so why not join us?

Our specialist academic programmes, extensive enrichment opportunities and quality teaching allows us to develop relationships with a wide range of UK universities for you to apply to.

At Bellerbys, you’ll benefit from guaranteed progression, guaranteed interviews and expert university application support to get you where you want to be.

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

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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

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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.

Specialist university preparation

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Some degrees are more competitive than others. At Bellerbys, we offer specialist academic and university application support for ambitious students aiming to study medical and engineering degrees, or at Oxbridge.

Choose your programme

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.

GCSE

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.