University connections

Working with UK universities

Bellerbys College has been preparing international students for university success for more than 60 years. We have built links with universities across the UK to help you explore your options and gain confidence that you will succeed. With guaranteed conditional progression* to specific programmes at some of our partner Universities, to guaranteed interviews and visits to university campuses, we are here to guide you through your choices.

How this helps you

With so many university options, you may not know where to start. Working closely with institutions across the country means we can offer you the support and guidance you need, including:

  • Guaranteed conditional offers and letters of conditional progression*
  • Guaranteed interviews for specific universities
  • Guest lectures from universities and industry professionals
  • Open days
  • Taster lectures
  • Events at university campuses
  • Mock interviews with medical students
  • National competitions linked to universities
  • Subject specific workshops from leading Universities.

Guaranteed interviews

Some programmes offer guaranteed interviews for progression to specific degrees, giving you extra confidence that universities will see your potential. Programmes with guaranteed university interviews include:

Guaranteed Progression to University

We offer the widest choice of university pathways, with our Foundation programme recognised by more than 100 universities, including over 40 of the top 50 UK universities. Trusted by universities, the Bellerbys Foundation programme offers guaranteed progression* to one of the following universities:

70+ progression universities

Study the Foundation programme for progression to more than 70 universities in the UK. 



Available with offers of conditional progression*
University of Bath
The University of Birmingham

University of Bristol

Coventry University logo

Durham University
Kingston University
Lancaster University
University of Westminster
Leeds Arts University logo

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For more information, visit the specific Foundation subject page. You can also apply to other universities as part of the UCAS application process.

*Offer of conditional progression subject to: submission of completed UCAS application, academic reference and personal statement meeting required standard, passing Foundation programme with the required grades and English language level. Please note, all letters of conditional progression are subject to change.

Students studying the Undergraduate Year 1 will benefit from a guarantee of a conditional offer** from Aston University (subject to achieving the grade and IELTS/Academic English Studies required).

**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. Please note, all letters of conditional progression are subject to change.

Aston University Birmingham

Universities we work with

Bellerbys College offers the widest choice of university pathways whereby, depending on your programme, you can apply to any university in the UK. Our staff have wide knowledge of all institutions to help you find the best university and course for you. We also work with specific universities in England, including: 

Aston University is a research-led university located in the centre of Birmingham. It was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked second in The Economist’s study of graduate salaries in 2017. The University is on a 60-acre campus with everything in one place, including teaching facilities, sports centres, restaurants, places of worship and a health centre. 

Find out about guaranteed conditional offers with the Undergraduate Year 1.

Coventry University is ranked 15th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020) and has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017) for outstanding teaching and learning. With a focus on innovation, impressive facilities and teaching excellence, the University’s aim is to develop students into global ready graduates. An impressive 97% of Coventry graduates are employed or in further study 6 months after graduating† and you could be one of them.

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The University of Buckingham is the only independent university in the UK with a Royal Charter. Home to only around on 2,700 students, it is one of the smallest universities in the UK. The University of Buckingham Medical School is the UK’s first independent not-for-profit Medical School, where students can study a 4.5 year MB ChB Medicine degree.

The University of Bath is an established top 10 UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence. The University is home to over 17,000 students, with over 30% coming from outside the UK, representing over 130 nationalities. It was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017, and ranked 6th in the UK in 2019 (Guardian University Guide 2019).

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The University of Bristol is a red-brick research university located in the south-west of England. It is a top 10 UK university and ranked 58th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2021.

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The University of Birmingham is one of the prestigious Russell Group universities and is 87th in the 2021 QS World University Rankings, maintaining their position in the top 100 universities globally and placing us as 13th amongst UK universities. They are also one of only eleven UK universities approved by the Singaporean Ministry of Law. The University campus sits in a 276-acre green parkland – with London approximately only an hour away by train.

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Brighton and Sussex Medical School formed in 2002 in collaboration with the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex, as well as NHS organisations in the South East. It is one of only 32 medical schools recognised by the General Medical Council in the UK. Students can study a five-year medical degree. They study on the Falmer campus, which is about 10 minutes by train from central Brighton in the beautiful South Downs National Park. 

Find out how Elite Medics A Level students can get a guaranteed interview.

Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by their World Top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2021, where they are ranked 86th. A member of the prestigious Russell Group, Durham is also one of the oldest universities in the UK and has a collegiate system similar to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The University campus is in a small city steeped in history, including a UNESCO-listed Castle and Cathedral.

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Kingston University is located in the picturesque market town of Kingston upon Thames, just 25 minutes from central London. The University has a reputation for arts, business and entrepreneurship, producing a high number of graduate start-ups every year. There are four teaching campuses with a range of facilities. Students can enjoy a countryside feel in Richmond Park or beside the River Thames, while big city life is a short train ride away. 

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Lancaster University is a collegiate university ranked in the UK top 10 in three national rankings, including The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. It is based on a green campus just three miles from historic Lancaster in the North West of England. This small town has cobbled streets and a 12th century castle, while the surrounding area has beautiful countryside, sandy beaches and the Lake District National Park.

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Leeds Arts University is a specialist arts institution in the North of England. It offers a creative environment and its Design and Crafts degree ranked first in the Guardian University League Tables 2019. Leeds itself is a large, dynamic city with more than 125,000 students. It is famous for shopping, galleries and a culture of creativity with its own theatre, opera house, ballet company and museum. It is also a popular location for businesses in the creative industries. 

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The University of Surrey is a campus university in the peaceful town of Guildford in Surrey. It is a leading university, highly ranked in national league tables with a reputation for research and innovation. Its teaching has been recognised by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award. This lakeside campus is surrounded by English countryside, while London is easily accessible by train. 

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The University of Westminster is based in central London with four campuses and three colleges. The Business School is known for practical and applied teaching, offering degrees including accounting, finance, marketing and human resource management. It has a purpose-built Bloomberg Financial Markets Suite to give students experience of the technology used in leading global investment banks. Everything London has to offer is on your doorstep, and there is a 45-acre sports ground in Chiswick.

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A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

Trust the experience and expertise of Bellerbys to help you progress to a first-rate UK university. Whether your goal is to study medicine at the University of Cambridge or economics at University College London, we can help you get there.

Oxbridge and medical preparation

Bellerbys Cambridge students in enrichment activity Doctors surgery

Places at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge are competitive. You need more than just good grades to get a place at these prestigious universities. We know how to prepare you for success, to help ensure you write an impressive application.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.