University connections

Working with UK universities

Bellerbys College has been preparing international students for university success for more than 50 years. We have built links with universities across the UK to help you explore your options and gain confidence that you will succeed. From offers of conditional progression* with some programmes to guaranteed interviews and open days at 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 with institutions across the country means we can offer you additional support and guidance, including:

  • Guaranteed interviews for specific universities
  • Offers of conditional progression*
  • Guest lectures from universities and industry professionals
  • Residential stays
  • Open days
  • Taster lectures
  • Events at university campuses
  • Mock interviews with medical students
  • National competitions linked to 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:

Unique conditional university offers

You can receive offers of conditional progression* from a number of top universities in the UK with an offer to study our Foundation programme. Depending on the Foundation subject pathway you choose and location you study it in, you could receive offers of conditional progression* from up to eight universities. Please note that the letter in itself is not a Conditional Offer from the university. You will receive a conditional offer if you meet all the requirements through your submission of a completed UCAS application. These universities are:

70+ progression universities

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



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

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University of Greenwich
Kingston University
University of Westminster

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

Students studying the Undergraduate Year 1 receive an offer of conditional progression* from Aston University (if you achieve the required grades and IELTS/Academic English Studies).

Aston University Birmingham

*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.

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 offers of conditional progression with the Undergraduate Year 1.

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.

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

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).

See offers of conditional progression for the following pathways:

The University of Bristol is a red-brick research university located in the south-west of England. Founded in 1876, the university is one of the prestigious Russell Group universities. The city of Bristol was named as the best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times in 2017, and is home to over 23,000 students from more than 150 countries.

See offers of conditional progression for the following pathways:

The University of Birmingham is a leading international university situated in the UK’s second largest city. One of the prestigious Russell Group universities, Birmingham is 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 University is a world-class research university in North East England. It consistently ranks among the top 100 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings) and is 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.

Discover offers of conditional progression with the following Foundation pathways:

The University of Greenwich is a modern university with strong links to business. It is located on a World Heritage Site beside the River Thames, only 25 minutes from central London. The iconic campus has three 17th century buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren. It has even been used as a filming location for movies including James Bond’s Skyfall and the TV series The Crown. 

Explore offers of conditional progression with the Business, Finance and Management Foundation. 

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. 

Receive offers of conditional progression with the following Foundation pathways:

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. 

See offers of conditional progression with the following Foundation pathways:

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. 

Benefit from offers of conditional progression with the following Foundation pathways:

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.

See offers of conditional progression with the following Foundation pathways:

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.