Guaranteed UK university entry

The SCL International College University Foundation Programme is a two or three-term course designed for international students who wish to advance onto undergraduate courses in the UK. The programme consists of academic modules, study skills, and one-to-one tutorials to help you succeed in higher education.

  • Choose 1 of 5 course specialities.
  • Gain automatic entry into 1 of 15 UK or international universities.
  • Get assistance with your UK university applications to your chosen degree programme.

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Classes start 27 September 2021 - Online or In-Person

Entry requirements will vary from country to country, so it's best to contact us to discuss your individual education background, language level, and university goals.

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Gain admission to a top UK university

When you study with us, we offer guaranteed admission to at least one of 15 British and international universities thanks to our partnership with the International Foundation Group. In addition to those 15 universities, students have also received offers of admission from 20 highly ranked universities across the country.

Stay Campus London University Foundation Programme Progression Routes Map


Our pre-university programme is your gateway to a wide range of competitive degree courses through progression agreements with 15 universities including courses in Art & Design, Business Management, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Medicine.


Art & Design

Visual Communication
Art Direction & Concepts
Graphic Design
Media Communications & Creative Advertising
Interior Design
Illustration & Animation
Experimental Imagery & Photography
Games and Art Design


Business Management

Business Studies and Entrepreneurship
Maths and Statistical Methods
Corporate Social Responsibility
Finance and Accounting
Operations Management
Current Themes in Social Science
Customer Service Management


Law & Social Sciences

Legal Systems and Processes
Government and Politics
Criminal Law
Social Justice
Economic Concepts and Theories



Physics 1, 2 & 3
Core & Advanced Mathematics
Computer Science

Doctors are diagnosed in the laboratory. With microscopy


Genes, Cells and Development
Atoms, Molecules and Reactions
Measurements in Life Sciences
Medicine, Disease and Society
Tissues, Systems and Regulation
Periodic and Organic Chemistry
Investigations in Biomedicine

Admission Requirements

Students who enrol on our pre-university Foundation Programme typically have good high school grades and a minimum English language level equivalent of:

  • 5.0 in IELTS
  • 40 on TOEFL
  • 154 on Cambridge English
  • B1 CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)

Our Foundation Programme is available both online and face-to-face at our Kentish Town Campus for 2 or 3 terms:

  • 2021 Term 1 - 27 September to 17 December
  • 2022 Term 2 - 10 January to 11 March
  • 2022 Term 3 - 19 April to 17 June

We also offer private tutoring, exam preparation courses and extra lessons to give you as much support as possible. Have a question about your academic qualifications, visa requirements or fees? We'd be happy to help you!

A smooth transition to a UK university


Everyone has been so friendly, helping me with the application process and giving guidance at each stage of applying to university. Teachers have also been really helpful, explaining topics clearly and making us understand the assessment tasks.


-- Agigi from Taiwan

received offers from Royal Holloway, Brunel and Sussex University

This programme provided a great foundation, giving me the skills I needed for studying at university and helping me step by step with the process of choosing the right university.


-- Sammy from Canada

is currently studying at Reading University

As an international student my biggest concern was the language barrier. Whenever I asked a question, the teacher always answered patiently, which really increased my confidence. And when I made my applications to universities, my mentor always coordinated everything smoothly and swiftly.


-- Lijia from China

is currently enrolled at the University of Birmingham

I thought the first year in Britain would be a very difficult time, but the school days were fantastic for me. My teachers answered all my questions, gave advice and helped me with college applications. I also met friends from different countries on campus. Dormitories and schools are conveniently located in the same building so I didn’t have to worry about traffic jams. Overall, my English level has been greatly improved during the school year and I have been more integrated into life in the UK.

-- Kaylie from China

received offers from University of Westminster, University of Manchester, University for the Creative Arts, and University of Birmingham

BENEFITS OF SCL International College

Guaranteed university place upon successful completion of our course.

  • One-to-one support

    Our tutors are highly qualified and have experience teaching international students, so they understand the kind of personal support you may need.

  • Small class size

    At SCL International College, you'll enjoy our smaller classes for individualised learning, with 12 students maximum per class.

  • Preparation for British academic life

    A vital part of our programme involves training you to adapt your skills and knowledge to a British university environment and adjust to living and studying in the UK.

  • An international environment

    Our team of academic professionals comes from all over the world and will help you develop the social and learning skills required for studying at a UK higher education institution.

international foundation
pre-university programme

We will ensure you gain the necessary English language qualifications and study skills to advance to a British university.

  • Develop an analytical approach to your studies and apply newfound knowledge to practical scenarios.
  • Improve your study skills such as essay construction, research methods, and translating theory into practice.
  • Work in teams and present to small groups.
  • Enhance your communication skills in speaking and writing.
  • Develop your 21st century skills such as collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.
  • Meet university representatives and successful alumni.
  • Gain the confidence needed to excel at university both academically and personally.
Studying in London

On-Site Accommodation in London

  • Top notch facilities

    SCL International College's modern classrooms have the latest hardware and software and our libraries offer a flexible space for you to work alone or in groups. Students also have 24/7 access to WiFi, online resources, study tools and materials.

  • Private en-suite rooms

    Your accommodation is included in the programme fee, so you don't have to worry about finding a place to live! All rooms come with a private bathroom and kitchenette and we adhere to strict Covid-19 safety and cleanliness guidelines.

  • Great location in London

    We're located in the student capital of the world – London! You'll have easy access to the entire city, major airports and railway stations. Stay with us and you’ll even get discounts to local restaurants, cafés and shops! Plus, our in-house events team hosts regular social activities free of charge.