Success starts here 

A UK or English-speaking European education will give you the competitive edge in any career. Study Group provides you with the broadest choice of university preparation programmes, specially designed to help you bridge the academic, cultural and language gap between where you are now, and where you aim to be.

Our university partnerships span the globe, with educational opportunities for students in the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

With unrivalled expertise in supporting international students, Study Group has been helping students achieve their ambitions for more than twenty years.

Study Group helped 60,000 students from 150 countries to achieve their goals in 2017.

Our International Study Centres (ISC), located at leading universities in the UK, Ireland and Holland, offer academic and English language preparation programmes to help you pursue a respected degree at your chosen university.

International Foundation Year 

If you are missing some of the academic and English language requirements for direct entry to university, this nine-month programme is perfect for you. It will give you the skills and confidence to enter the first year of an undergraduate degree.

International Year One 

This intensive nine- or 12-month programme will fully prepare you to enter the second year of an undergraduate degree. It is designed for those who have advanced academic qualifications but do not meet either the academic or English language requirements for direct entry to university.


Pre-Masters is a six- or nine-month programme that offers specialist preparation for your Masters. It is suitable for students who have completed a degree but require additional English language training, need to improve their academic record, want to refresh their knowledge, or want to study a new subject area.

English language preparation 

If you do not meet the English language requirements to study the ISC programmes, we also offer various English language preparation programmes to help you improve your level of English.

Broad choice of top locations 

Whether you want to study in the heart of an exciting city or you prefer the idea of a peaceful, leafy campus, we can help you find the right academic environment to match your personality and aspirations. With 18 International Study Centres in the UK, Ireland and Holland, you can be sure we have the right academic environment for you.

Your route to a top university 

Each ISC provides the programmes, modern facilities, supportive staff and expert teaching you need to prepare for university success. Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can start your degree at the university.

We can offer progression to more than 1,000 degrees in business, computing, management, engineering, fashion studies, creative arts, hospitality, media, politics, and more.

In 2017, 84% of students who completed their course at a UK and European ISC received an academic offer. Highly ranked universities show outstanding progression such as University of Sussex 99%, University of Sheffield International College 77%, Royal Holloway 82%, Keele University 97% and University of Strathclyde 92%.

These results highlight the dedication of our staff to providing robust academic programmes, and preparing students for both university and their future careers. The support available at our ISC’s equips students with the skills they need to adapt and thrive in an international environment.

Study locations 

  • Coventry University London
  • Durham University
  • University College Dublin
  • Holland International Study Centre
  • Istituto Marangoni
  • Keele University
  • Kingston University, London
  • Lancaster University
  • Leeds International Study Centre
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • The University of Sheffield
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex

Progression to a range of leading universities in Holland

Progression to the University of Leeds or Leeds Beckett University