SI-UK will help you apply to ONCAMPUS London

ONCAMPUS London offers international students the opportunity to develop the tools for success on degree programmes at the best UK universities. The courses on offer are intense but rewarding and aim to challenge you into developing the personal attributes demanded by the admissions tutors of internationally renowned, research-led University of London Colleges.

10 of the world’s top universities are University of London Colleges and 5 of these are ONCAMPUS London Partners: Birkbeck, Royal Holloway, Royal Veterinary College, Queen Mary and Goldsmiths. (2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings).

Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP)
  • 1 year (3 terms)
  • You will study English and 3 academic subject modules
  • Progress to an undergraduate degree at a top UK university or University of London partner university
  • 4 pathways available: Business, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Life Sciences.
University of London International Foundation Programme (IFP)

As a Recognised Teaching Centre for the University of London IFP, you can study with ONCAMPUS London and receive this academic award from the University of London.

  • 1 year (3 terms)
  • You will study 4 modules in Business, Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, plus IELTS English and study skills.
International Year One (IY1)
  • 1 year (3 terms)
  • Successful students are guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of selected business-related undergraduate degrees at Birkbeck, University of London.
  • Designed for international students who do not quite have the academic grades and/or English level to start the first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK, but have a stronger profile than a UFP student.
Master’s Foundation Programme (MFP)
  • 2, 3 or 4 terms
  • Progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees at our University of London College partners, or other suitable universities in the UK.
  • You will study 2 compulsory units of a research project, personal and professional development, plus English language.
  • 1-2 additional academic subject units depending on your chosen programme.
University of London Graduate Diploma
  • 3 or 4 term
  • For graduates of any discipline who want to secure a standalone qualification or enter postgraduate studies in Finance or Management
  • You will study 4 modules, plus IELTS English
  • Designed to prepare you with a thorough grounding in the principles of the subject and you will develop critical skills for a wide range of real world professional situations.
English for Academic Purposes
  • 2 term programme, consisting of 120 contact hours’ study.
  • A general introduction to the academic conventions observed at British universities
  • Develops your skills in the following areas: academic writing; research and academic reading skills; referencing; critical analysis; listening and note-taking skills; reflective writing; seminar skills; and presentation skills.

*Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria on successful completion of your chosen Foundation programme.

Entry Requirements
Programmes English Level Academic Requirements Min. Age
Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP) From 5.0 IELTS or equivalent, with 5.0 in writing and no single element lower than 4.5 for the 3-term UFP. Successful completion of 11-12 years of schooling with good grades. 17+
University of London International Foundation Programme (IFP) 5.5 IELTS minimum in writing, with no other elements lower than 5.0. Please see our website for country-specific entry requirements. 17+
International Year One (IY1) From 5.5 IELTS or equivalent for 3 term IY1. Please see our website for country-specific entry and progression requirements. 17+
Master’s Foundation Programme (MFP) From 5.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element lower than 5.5 for the 3-term MFP.
From 6.0 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element lower than 6.0 for the 2-term MFP.
Successful completion of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised university. 21+
University of London Graduate Diploma 6.0 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element lower than 5.5 (3 terms).
5.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element lower than 5.5 (4 terms). B
Acceptable bachelor/Master’s degree. Most other awards and professional qualifications will be considered. 21+

Extended programmes are available for those who do not have the required level of English.

Why ONCAMPUS London?

Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. It’s ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide in three subject categories – English Literature, History and Philosophy (QS World Subject Rankings 2016-17).


Our other partners are renowned for:

  • Royal Holloway received 87% for overall student satisfaction, ranking it 4% above the sector average (National Student Survey 2018).
  • Considered one of the world’s most culturally diverse institutions, Queen Mary’s is ranked in the top 30 in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019).
  • Goldsmiths ranks 3rd in the UK for Design (Guardian University Guide League Tables 2019) and 9th in the world for Media and Communication (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).
  • 95% of BSc Bioveterinary Sciences students from the Royal Veterinary College are in work/study six months after finishing, with 91% for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2016).
  • The Courtauld has one of the largest History of Art departments in the UK, and is ranked no. 1 for History of Art in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2018).