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

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.*

University of Bristol


The University of Bristol consistently ranks in the world’s top 100 and the UK’s top ten universities (QS World University Rankings). As a founding member of the Russell Group, the University is internationally renowned for its outstanding teaching and research excellence and attracts students from all over the world.

Coventry University


Ranked 26th in the Guardian Best Universities 2021 league table, Coventry University continues to invest in their staff, students and facilities as part of their goal to become one of the UK’s leading universities. Shortlisted for University of the Year (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021), they are proud of our outstanding teaching, staff, facilities and student experience.

Leeds Arts University


Over the last 170 years, Leeds Arts University has built an international reputation for delivering the highest quality arts education. With award winning facilities and staff who are practicing artists and designers, they are proud to be the only specialist arts university in the North of England.

Newcastle University


Newcastle University is a founding member of the Russell Group and one of the world’s top 150 universities, according to the QS World University Rankings and the THE World University Rankings 2022. Newcastle has also earned five QS Stars for teaching excellence.

Royal Holloway. University of London


Royal Holloway, University of London is ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK and the top 400 universities in the world (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021/THE World University Rankings 2022). Study on one of the most beautiful campuses in the world.

University of Surrey


The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With a beautiful and vibrant campus in Guildford, 35 minutes by train from London, it provides exceptional teaching and practical learning to inspire and empower students for personal and professional success.

University of Sussex


The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton with an international and local outlook, staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services.

University of Westminster


Established in 1838, the University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic international university situated in the heart of London. With a vibrant learning environment and a commitment to educating for professional life, this institution has a distinguished 180-year history and offers a wide range of courses.

 
*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.

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 a number of 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 75 universities, 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 Cardiff University, City University of London, Queen Mary University of London, University of Leeds, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton and University of East Anglia.

Bellerbys Recognising Universities

We also work with a further 28 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; University of York; University of the Arts London, University of Edinburgh; University of Nottingham; 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

    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.*

    University of Bristol


    The University of Bristol consistently ranks in the world’s top 100 and the UK’s top ten universities (QS World University Rankings). As a founding member of the Russell Group, the University is internationally renowned for its outstanding teaching and research excellence and attracts students from all over the world.

    Coventry University


    Ranked 26th in the Guardian Best Universities 2021 league table, Coventry University continues to invest in their staff, students and facilities as part of their goal to become one of the UK’s leading universities. Shortlisted for University of the Year (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021), they are proud of our outstanding teaching, staff, facilities and student experience.

    Leeds Arts University


    Over the last 170 years, Leeds Arts University has built an international reputation for delivering the highest quality arts education. With award winning facilities and staff who are practicing artists and designers, they are proud to be the only specialist arts university in the North of England.

    Newcastle University


    Newcastle University is a founding member of the Russell Group and one of the world’s top 150 universities, according to the QS World University Rankings and the THE World University Rankings 2022. Newcastle has also earned five QS Stars for teaching excellence.

    Royal Holloway. University of London


    Royal Holloway, University of London is ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK and the top 400 universities in the world (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021/THE World University Rankings 2022). Study on one of the most beautiful campuses in the world.

    University of Surrey


    The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With a beautiful and vibrant campus in Guildford, 35 minutes by train from London, it provides exceptional teaching and practical learning to inspire and empower students for personal and professional success.

    University of Sussex


    The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton with an international and local outlook, staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services.

    University of Westminster


    Established in 1838, the University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic international university situated in the heart of London. With a vibrant learning environment and a commitment to educating for professional life, this institution has a distinguished 180-year history and offers a wide range of courses.

     
    *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.
  • 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 a number of 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 75 universities, 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 Cardiff University, City University of London, Queen Mary University of London, University of Leeds, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton and University of East Anglia.

    Bellerbys Recognising Universities

    We also work with a further 28 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; University of York; University of the Arts London, University of Edinburgh; University of Nottingham; 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.