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CES/ NCUK University Pathway Programme



Centre of English Studies offers guaranteed progression* onto the NCUK International Foundation Year across a choice of locations throughout the UK and Ireland. This in turn provides guaranteed progression* to one of 16 NCUK partner universities.

(* guaranteed progression is subject to achieving required IELTS scores and passes in Foundation examinations)

When you successfully complete the CES/NCUK Pre Sessional English Language Programme , we will guarantee you a place on the NCUK International Foundation Year at one of our partners listed below

Entry Criteria:

You must

• be 17 years old

• have successfully completed 12 years of high school education

• have an English language level of minimum 3.5 IELTS (9 month course) 4.0 IELTS (6 months) and 4.5 IELTS (3 months) or equivalent

• Guaranteed progression onto the NCUK International Foundation Year subject to achieving a minimum English Language level of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent

Guaranteed Progression from CES to the following Study Centres for the International Foundation Year (subject to achieving IELTS 5/5.5 at the end of the CES Pre Sessional)

BSC London Hampstead

Address 553 Finchley Road, London,
United Kingdom, NW3 7BJ

Mander Portman Woodward

Address 17-18 Greenfield Cres, Birmingham,
United Kingdom, B15 3AU

Chelsea Independent College

Address 17-523 Fulham Rd London, United
Kingdom, SW6 1HD

DIFC Ireland

Address Room D119, Griffith College Campus,
South Circular Road, Dublin 8, Ireland

INTO Manchester

Address Bridgewater House,Whitworth Street,
Manchester, United Kingdom

Progression from one of the above colleges to one of the following universities is guaranteed (subject to passing your Foundation examinations and achieving the required IELTS score, usually IELTS 6 or 6.5 )

  • Aston University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Kent
  • Kingston University London
  • University of Leeds
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • University of Manchester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of Salford
  • University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Hallam University
The full list of UK and Ireland NCUK study centres on our website here


Further information may be obtained by emailing Nick Clark, UK Operations Manager : nick@ces-schools.com

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