The University of Plymouth International College (UPIC) is an on-campus provider of foundation, first year and pre-masters programmes that lead to University of Plymouth degrees.

The College is part of Navitas, a leading global education provider, and based at our city centre campus.

To date, over 1,000 students from around the world have successfully progressed into the University (AAC data).

Courses are specially designed for EU and international students who don’t meet the requirements for direct entry to their chosen degree, with a focus on developing the standard of English, study skills and subject knowledge required for success at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Why choose UPIC?

  • full access to University facilities
  • small class sizes and highly qualified tutors
  • a dedicated Student Services team providing around-the-clock support
  • help with visas, pre-arrival, arrival and accommodation
  • single Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for the duration of studies, including the UPIC programme
  • pre-sessional English (if required)


Plymouth is a vibrant coastal city in the South West, located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Offering the best of both city life and the great outdoors, it’s the ideal place to live and study. The iconic Dartmoor is just a short drive away, as are the sweeping coastlines of Devon and Cornwall.

Everything you need is within walking distance of the University of Plymouth campus – from the multi-million-pound Drake Circus shopping centre, to bars, clubs, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. The city has its own ferry port, with regular crossings to France and Spain, and is just an hour away from Exeter International Airport. The train station is a two-minute walk from the University, and you can get to London in three hours.


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