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University Foundation Programme

Guaranteed progression to university in the UK.

Choose Bell to prepare for your undergraduate studies and we'll guarantee you a place at university in the UK.

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University Foundation courses

A choice of foundation pathways: Business, Humanities, Law and Science.

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University foundation students outside Bell Cambridge

Study in Cambridge

Cambridge is a traditional university city with a global reputation for academic excellence. Join an international community of students at our beautiful Cambridge campus.

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Higher education advisory service

Expert advice

All students have access to our free higher education advisory service and the opportunity to meet university representatives. 


Outstanding teaching

Our university foundation tutors have years of experience and top qualifications in their subjects. 

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University partners

Bell has partnered with 30 universities across the UK and has sent students to many more leading British universities.

The Bell guarantee

The Bell guarantee

We guarantee you will be offered a place at university in the UK, after you have successfully completed our University Foundation Programme.*

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News and learning resources

Meet our University Foundation Pathways Class 2017-2018

We said an emotional goodbye to our University Foundation Programme (UFP) class 2017-2018 in June, but before they left we spoke to them about their time at Bell, and what the future holds.

Life on our Fast-track Business Foundation Course

Kebe from Mali and Francois from Belgium both studied our Business Fast-track course. Beginning in January the course runs for two terms, graduating at the same time as our other University Pathways students. We spoke to them both about life on the fast-track programme.

Applying to a UK university

Read our guide on applying to a UK university, written by our expert University Counselling Manager.
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