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At Kaplan International Pathways, we transform people’s lives. Our degree preparation or “pathway” courses give you access to leading UK universities, if you don’t quite qualify to go directly into a degree. You can take a pathway course at one of our specialist International Colleges. These are often based on the campus of the university you wish to attend, and in all cases, you’ll have access to university facilities from day one, just like a degree student.

All of our pathway courses are designed to help improve your English language level, subject knowledge and academic skills, so you can progress to a degree at your chosen university. We offer routes to 16 universities in the UK, including some of the top institutions in the country.

With Kaplan, you’ll be in the safe hands of education experts. We guide 25,000 students to university each year, and you could be one of them!

We partner with the following UK universities:

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Aston University
  • University of Birmingham
  • Bournemouth University
  • University of Brighton
  • City, University of London
  • Cranfield University
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Liverpool
  • The University of Nottingham
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • University of Salford
  • UWE Bristol
  • University of Westminster
  • University of York

Why choose Kaplan?

As a Kaplan International Pathways student, you’ll benefit from:

  • Access to 1,700+ degrees, with options at bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate level
  • Guaranteed entry to your chosen degree*
  • Admissions decision within 24 hours
  • Guaranteed accommodation**
  • World-leading, personalised service
  • life-changing experience

* When your pass your pathway course at the required level

** When you apply before the deadline

Excellent support and career services

We invest in the future of all our international students in the UK – everything we do at Kaplan is designed for you. We offer one-to-one tutorial sessions and innovative teaching techniques to prepare you for your degree, as well as full support at every step. When you progress to university, you’ll have access to excellent careers services, giving you the best possible chance to succeed in your future.

Wide range of courses

Kaplan offers 3 main types of university pathway course:

  • Foundation Certificate: for entry to year 1 of a UK undergraduate degree (year 2 in Scotland)
  • International Year One: accelerated route directly to the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree in England
  • Pre-Master’s: preparation for a postgraduate degree in the UK

We offer you courses in a wide range of subjects, including:

  • Art and Design
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Law
  • Media
  • Oil and Gas
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

Flexible intakes

We have start dates throughout the year, so you can enrol at a time that is convenient for you.

Find out more

With Kaplan, you can have an incredible experience studying at university in the UK, and get a great degree. For more information, visit