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 three College 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

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.

Globally recognised universities

Bellerbys London Star Student Yue Kan

Gain UK qualifications, which have a global reputation for excellence. A Bellerbys education gives you the chance to study at some of the best universities in the world. 

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.

Admissions support

An international student with a teacher at Bellerbys College

Our free support service is here to help you through every stage of the application, from enquiry to arrival, and is available to you in more than a dozen languages.

Career guides

Bellerbys student in science lab

Read advice and guidance for a range of careers. Explore what different jobs involve including key skills you need, salary and qualifications. 

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.