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Joining a new study environment can be challenging, not only in terms of language but also in terms of adjusting to a new academic culture.

We are the stepping stone to your British degree and here to support you all the way.

  • excellent location

    30 minutes by train from our campuses to central London - or nine minutes from Stratford by high-speed rail
  • diverse

    Over 120 nationalities have come to study at UEL
  • Live on campus

    Our stunning riverside accommodation cost is 45% below the London average

Our Programmes

    International Foundation Programme

    The International Foundation Programme provides you with the skills you need to progress to an undergraduate degree at UEL or a wide range of British universities. It is aimed at students who have completed secondary education, normally lasting 12 years, in their home country.

    Usually 3-6 months (available in 1 or 2 semester courses, where 1 semester is approximately 3 months long) it can be completed on its own or before starting a degree. The UEL International Foundation Programme allows you to see what it’s like to study at a British university and if necessary, help you to improve your English language skills.

    Start date: 5 June 2017

    Cost: 1 Semester - £4000             2 Semester - £ 6500

    Apply here                                 

    Learn more about IFP 1 semester               

    Learn more about IFP 2 Semester


    International Foundation Programme

    Pre-sessional English Language

    Pre-sessional courses are for prospective students who would like to study on university courses at UEL or a UK university and need to improve their English language and study skills. The courses last 5, 10 or 15 weeks and are suitable for students with a conditional offer with UEL, and need to meet the English language conditions of the offer.    

    For entry onto main degree programmes starting February 2017

    5 week- starting November 28- £1160         

    10 week- starting October 24- £2320                 

    For entry onto main degree programmes starting September 2017

    5 week- starting August 2 - £1160         

    10 week- starting June 26- £2320 

    15 week starting May 22-£3480   

    Learn more

    To Apply, fill out the Application form here and return by mail to:


    Pre-sessional English


    The Pre-Masters course is a bridging programme - designed to give you the language and study skills you’ll need to complete a Master’s degree at UEL.  

    In one intensive one semester, you will:

    • Develop your study, critical thinking and analytical skills
    • Get introduced to the in-depth academic study required to undertake a Masters Degree
    • Familiarise yourself with what it is like to study at a British university, which may be very different to your home country
    • Improve your level of English if you need to 

    Over three months, you’ll learn all the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for academic study at postgraduate level - helping you get the most from your studies.

    For entry onto main degree programmes starting February 2017

    Start: Monday 3rd October 2016

    Cost: £4000

    For entry onto main degree programmes starting September 2017

    Start: Monday 5th June 2017

    Cost: £4000

    Learn more                             Apply here