University connections

An education respected by universities

For more than sixty years, we’ve been helping international students to attend their dream university. As a result, we’ve forged a strong reputation amongst British universities – meaning they trust our alumni have what it takes to succeed on their degree.

Exceptional progression opportunities

We offer the widest choice of university pathways for international students in the UK. Our A Level students have the opportunity to apply to any university in the UK, whilst our well-respected Foundation programme is recognised by more than 100 universities.

  • Guaranteed progression

    We guarantee a conditional offer from a number of respected universities.

  • Conditional progression

    Receive a letter highlighting your progression opportunities upon your Bellerbys acceptance.

  • Progression universities and recognising universities

    Benefit from our links to over 100 different universities.

  • Guaranteed interviews

    Get guaranteed university interviews as part of your A Level acceptance.

Guaranteed Progression Partners Our Guaranteed Progression Partners are universities which offer guaranteed conditional offers to Bellerbys Foundation students applying to the degree programmes listed on the letter from the University on acceptance to Bellerbys

Trusted by universities, the Bellerbys Foundation programme offers the guarantee of a conditional offer from a number of respected universities – including the University of Bristol, University of Surrey, Coventry University and Leeds Arts University.*

* Offer of guaranteed progression subject to: submission of completed UCAS application, academic reference and personal statement, meeting required standard, passing A Level/Foundation programme with the required grades and English language level. Only for degree programmes listed and conditions stated on conditional progression letters.
 

Students on our International Year One programme will also benefit from our university partners, as you’ll be guaranteed a conditional offer from Aston University.**

** You have the opportunity to progress to the second year of a degree at Aston University, subject to achieving the grade and IELTS/Academic English Studies required. For degree details see our programmes page

Conditional Progression Partners Upon your acceptance to our Foundation programme, our Conditional Progression Partners will send you a letter highlighting the degree programmes you can progress to as well as the entry requirements you’ll need to achieve. Whilst we expect most students to receive a conditional offer, we cannot guarantee this, as the universities may take into account other factors such as previous academic performance

Our reputation of excellence has allowed us to work with eight leading universities – offering our Foundation students a commitment of conditional progression.*

* Depending on the Foundation subject pathway you choose and location you study it in, you could receive offers of conditional progression from the above universities and degree courses. Please note that the letter in itself is not a Conditional Offer from the university. You can receive a conditional offer if you meet all the requirements through your submission of a correctly completed UCAS application.

Bellerbys Progression Universities

Our reputation as education experts means we have links with an additional 66 univer-sities, called Bellerbys Progression Universities. We’ve worked with these universities to map our Bellerbys Foundation to their degree programmes, meaning you can easily apply to this group of universities.

Having mapped progression from our various foundation pathways is a huge benefit when applying to universities, as it means we can help you throughout your application, offering advice and guidance on the entry requirements to specific degrees from our programmes. Bellerbys Progression Universities include University of Exeter, University of East Anglia, University of Leeds and Loughborough University.

Bellerbys Recognising Universities

We also work with a further 33 universities that will consider applications from Bellerbys students, but have not provided mapped progression and accept on a case-by-case basis. You’ll be able to apply to these universities, and can receive offers, but we won’t be able to accurately advise you on any entry requirements these universities may ask for.

Bellerbys Recognising Universities include London School of Economics; King’s College London; Queen Mary, University of London; and University of Warwick.

Guaranteed interviews

We work closely with our university connections to support students who aspire to progress to specialist subject areas. Many of our university partners offer guaranteed interviews to certain degrees for our A Level students, including:

Brighton and Sussex Medical School


BSMS offer a guaranteed interview to A Level students on our Elite Medics pathway.*

Brunel University London


Brunel University London applicants will need to meet the required predicted grades for this degree.^

A guaranteed interview for A Level students hoping to study the MBBS Medicine degree.

University of Buckingham


A guaranteed interview for A Level students hoping to study the MB ChB Medicine degree.^

University of Buckingham applicants will need to meet the required predicted grades for this degree.

Keele University


A guaranteed interview for Physiotherapy, Pharmacy or Radiography programmes.**

Available for both A Level and Foundation students, you will be able to apply for the University’s Physiotherapy, Pharmacy or Radiography programmes.

Royal College of Surgeons Ireland


A guaranteed interview for A Level students hoping to study at the University. You will need to meet the required predicted grades.^

 
* BSMS applicants will need to meet predicted grades AAA at A Level and be studying biology and chemistry.
^ Brunel University London, University of Buckingham Medical School and RCSI applicants will need to meet the required predicted grades AAB at A Level and be studying biology and chemistry.
** Keele University - available for A Level and Foundation students.
  • Guaranteed progression

    We guarantee a conditional offer from a number of respected universities.

    Guaranteed Progression Partners Our Guaranteed Progression Partners are universities which offer guaranteed conditional offers to Bellerbys Foundation students applying to the degree programmes listed on the letter from the University on acceptance to Bellerbys

    Trusted by universities, the Bellerbys Foundation programme offers the guarantee of a conditional offer from a number of respected universities – including the University of Bristol, University of Surrey, Coventry University and Leeds Arts University.*

    * Offer of guaranteed progression subject to: submission of completed UCAS application, academic reference and personal statement, meeting required standard, passing A Level/Foundation programme with the required grades and English language level. Only for degree programmes listed and conditions stated on conditional progression letters.
     

    Students on our International Year One programme will also benefit from our university partners, as you’ll be guaranteed a conditional offer from Aston University.**

    ** You have the opportunity to progress to the second year of a degree at Aston University, subject to achieving the grade and IELTS/Academic English Studies required. For degree details see our programmes page
  • Conditional progression

    Receive a letter highlighting your progression opportunities upon your Bellerbys acceptance.

    Conditional Progression Partners Upon your acceptance to our Foundation programme, our Conditional Progression Partners will send you a letter highlighting the degree programmes you can progress to as well as the entry requirements you’ll need to achieve. Whilst we expect most students to receive a conditional offer, we cannot guarantee this, as the universities may take into account other factors such as previous academic performance

    Our reputation of excellence has allowed us to work with eight leading universities – offering our Foundation students a commitment of conditional progression.*

    * Depending on the Foundation subject pathway you choose and location you study it in, you could receive offers of conditional progression from the above universities and degree courses. Please note that the letter in itself is not a Conditional Offer from the university. You can receive a conditional offer if you meet all the requirements through your submission of a correctly completed UCAS application.
  • Progression universities and recognising universities

    Benefit from our links to over 100 different universities.

    Bellerbys Progression Universities

    Our reputation as education experts means we have links with an additional 66 univer-sities, called Bellerbys Progression Universities. We’ve worked with these universities to map our Bellerbys Foundation to their degree programmes, meaning you can easily apply to this group of universities.

    Having mapped progression from our various foundation pathways is a huge benefit when applying to universities, as it means we can help you throughout your application, offering advice and guidance on the entry requirements to specific degrees from our programmes. Bellerbys Progression Universities include University of Exeter, University of East Anglia, University of Leeds and Loughborough University.

    Bellerbys Recognising Universities

    We also work with a further 33 universities that will consider applications from Bellerbys students, but have not provided mapped progression and accept on a case-by-case basis. You’ll be able to apply to these universities, and can receive offers, but we won’t be able to accurately advise you on any entry requirements these universities may ask for.

    Bellerbys Recognising Universities include London School of Economics; King’s College London; Queen Mary, University of London; and University of Warwick.

  • Guaranteed interviews

    Get guaranteed university interviews as part of your A Level acceptance.

    Guaranteed interviews

    We work closely with our university connections to support students who aspire to progress to specialist subject areas. Many of our university partners offer guaranteed interviews to certain degrees for our A Level students, including:

    Brighton and Sussex Medical School


    BSMS offer a guaranteed interview to A Level students on our Elite Medics pathway.*

    Brunel University London


    Brunel University London applicants will need to meet the required predicted grades for this degree.^

    A guaranteed interview for A Level students hoping to study the MBBS Medicine degree.

    University of Buckingham


    A guaranteed interview for A Level students hoping to study the MB ChB Medicine degree.^

    University of Buckingham applicants will need to meet the required predicted grades for this degree.

    Keele University


    A guaranteed interview for Physiotherapy, Pharmacy or Radiography programmes.**

    Available for both A Level and Foundation students, you will be able to apply for the University’s Physiotherapy, Pharmacy or Radiography programmes.

    Royal College of Surgeons Ireland


    A guaranteed interview for A Level students hoping to study at the University. You will need to meet the required predicted grades.^

     
    * BSMS applicants will need to meet predicted grades AAA at A Level and be studying biology and chemistry.
    ^ Brunel University London, University of Buckingham Medical School and RCSI applicants will need to meet the required predicted grades AAB at A Level and be studying biology and chemistry.
    ** Keele University - available for A Level and Foundation students.

How does this help me?

With so many university options, you may not know where to start. Part of the Bellerbys experience is finding the right university for you – and we are here to help you. We can offer you additional support and guidance, from open days and taster lecturers to guest speakers from industry professionals.

Choose A Level

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A Levels allow you to study up to four subjects you’re passionate about, building the skillset to study your chosen subject at university. A Level students at Bellerbys can apply to any university in the UK, making this a flexible and trusted pathway if you want to keep your options open.

Choose Foundation

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Our intensive, international Foundation is the perfect choice if you already have a subject in mind for university. We’ll help you to develop your subject knowledge and improve your English language skills, no matter which of our eleven subject pathways you pick.

Specialist preparation

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We know that certain degrees and universities require more than just good academic grades to get in. This is why we offer expert preparation routes, combining specialist academic programmes with exciting enrichment activities and student support, to students looking to study medical degrees or at Oxbridge.