Plymouth University International College

Plymouth University International College (PUIC) offers alternative entry routes into the University of Plymouth's undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. PUIC's unique approach to education transforms international students into University of Plymouth graduates and lifelong learners.

From application through to enrolment, orientation, teaching, assessment and final progression to the University of Plymouth, you'll receive ‘first class' service. Innovative education programmes are delivered by our highly qualified teachers in a modern and dynamic environment, supported by our administrative team who will provide you with you every opportunity to succeed. If you’re looking for an exclusive pathway into one of the UK’s most dynamic universities, PUIC is for you.

At PUIC you will study a University designed programme, taught mainly by University lecturers on the Plymouth city centre campus. The courses follow the university curricula and assessment requirements, so you will also be working to the same high standards.

Choosing to study at PUIC offers you the flexibility of starting your studies at three points in the year - February,June and October. This allows you to join the degree programme of choice ahead of other students who may choose the traditional UK academic entry system with degrees starting in September.

PUIC prides itself on having small classes which average 20 students through all programmes. This lets you familiarize yourself with the university environment at Foundation or 1st Year level before joining the larger classes at University. Smaller class sizes at PUIC compared to Universities, and still being able to study on a UK University campus, makes studying with us an easy choice!

About the University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth has a strong record of excellence, enterprise and innovation across its teaching and research activities. The University is the 5th largest in the UK and provides a wide berth of student orientated communities.

The University of Plymouth also excels in its forward-thinking attitude to higher education and demonstrates a teaching strategy which provides students with the necessary educational skills to thrive in the ever changing global market.

The University's rapidly developing national and international research profile attracts significant funds annually to support research by staff and it supervises a large number of PhD and postgraduate students. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), confirmed that the University carries out world-leading research in the vast majority of its research areas. Overall, 80% of the research was judged as of international repute. At the University of Plymouth, students can be proud to work alongside world-class experts.

Five reasons to study at PUIC
1Take a 1st Year Degree Program with PUIC to fast-track to Year 2 of a Bachelor degree at Plymouth University.
2The University of Plymouth is the 5th largest university in the UK and is constantly ranked as one of its best universities.
3Value for money: Plymouth is a more affordable city to live in than many other UK cities.
4Small classes allow for much more personalized attention from your lecturers.
5Flexibility. Three start-dates-a-year allow you to join the degree programme of choice ahead of other students who may choose the traditional UK academic entry system with degrees starting in September.