The University Foundation Programme

Universities

Applying to University with the UFP

Each year, we guide our students through UCAS (The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). All students applying to UK universities must go through this process which allows each student to apply to their choice of five different universities.

Our highly experienced staff have been helping students to get to university for over twenty years. During that time, we have built up a strong reputation amongst institutions. This is why 100% of the students that pass the UFP receive an offer from a top UK university.

For our 2015/16 intake:

  • 83% of our students received 4+ offers from universities through UCAS

  • 50% were accepted by Russell Group institutions (we had 96 offers in total).

Where UFP students Go

Our students go to a wide range of top universities. Many institutions are in the top 30, Red Brick or Russell Group. Below is the Guardian 2017 University League Table:

Rank 2017InstitutionGuardian Score/100UFP Student Destination
4Surrey85
5Loughborough85
6Durham84.9
7Imperial College84.4
8Lancaster82.6
9Warwick82
10Bath79.9
11Exeter78.2
12London School of Economics78.1
13Birmingham76.6
14UCL76.3
15Coventry75.3
16 =Leeds74.9
16 =Southampton74.9
18City73.8
19York73.7
20Sussex73.6
21Falmouth72.8
22Edinburgh72.7
23Kent72.5
24UEA71.5
25Nottingham71
26Glasgow70.8
27Heriot-Watt70.4
28Dundee69.9
29Aston69.4
30SOAS69.3
31Manchester69.2
32Reading69.1
33Cardiff66.9
34 =Keele66.8
34 =Queen Mary66.8
36Aberdeen66.1
37Newcastle65.8
38Bristol65.1
39 =University for the Creative Arts64.9
39 =Swansea64.9
41Sheffield64.8
42King's College London64.4
43Portsmouth64.3
44Robert Gordon63.8
45Royal Holloway63.4
46Goldsmiths63
47Leicester62.3
48 =Derby62.2
48 =Queen's Belfast62.2
50Northumbria61.7

Applying to UK Universities

Our tutors support students every step of the way from the UFP to university. We will help them find the best degree course and guide them through the application. Here is the application process:

September Start
January Start
November

Advice is given on the most suitable degree courses and universities

Students submit 5 UCAS university applications (with support from staff)

February
February

Universities make conditional offers (i.e. offers based on expected exam results) to students

Students select their 1st and 2nd choice universities

April
June

After students have taken their exams, their results are sent to the universities

August
July

Universities offer unconditional offers (i.e. offers based on actual exam results)

August

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