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City welcomes new cohort of Kaplan alumni

Before joining City, international students can gain valuable skills at a London college

by City Press Office (General enquiries)

In September, another cohort of Kaplan International College London (KICL) alumni began their undergraduate and postgraduate studies at City University London. At the same time, the college welcomed new international students to begin their preparation courses.

KICL, in its tenth year of operation, prepares international students to progress onto some of the UK’s top universities and has a long-standing partnership of seven years with City. Over the years, hundreds of students have successfully completed their courses at KICL and gone on to study at City.

Andy Quin, Kaplan College Director says City is a great partner. “The connection with the City of London visible across the river from some of our classrooms, the focus on business and the professions and the prestige which the University enjoys in various subject areas, are all important to our students. As is the access to all the facilities and services at City that they have access to as associate students: the library, students’ union, clubs and societies and sports opportunities. Our Science and Engineering students also do their laboratory practice at City, giving them a taste of what to expect once they arrive at the University.”
KICL enjoys close ties with the University, preparing international students for study in City’s Bachelors and Masters degree programmes with Foundation and Pre-Masters courses. Students from Kaplan can then go on to study at School of Arts & Social Sciences, City Law School, the School of Maths, Computer Science and Engineering and Cass Business School

The courses the students study at Kaplan are designed to deepen their understanding of the main ideas and theories of their chosen subject, as well as providing them with language and study skills, maximising their chances of success at university. In order to progress to City, KICL students must meet a rigorous set of entry criteria. These criteria are jointly agreed by KICL and City and are regularly monitored.
The college is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames near the Shard. Inside, students have access to brand new facilities, fully equipped with group study spaces with WiFi, a computer room and state-of-the-art lecture theatre. With KICL so centrally located, students gain first-hand experience of life in a city surrounded by history and culture.

At this year’s City graduation ceremony, some of KICL’s former students shared what they enjoyed most about their time studying at Kaplan. 

 A successful KICL graduate, Zirong Pan, finished his BSc in Investment and Financial Risk Management at Cass Business School, achieving a first class honours degree. He went on to a graduate position at KPMG. Zirong says he enjoyed his time at Kaplan and made friends he will keep in touch with for life there.

Souha Methni completed a Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at KICL, before going on to City to complete an MSc in International Business Economics. “Kaplan helped me to settle down properly and introduced me to the British education system. The teaching methods at the college taught me how to prepare for a Masters degree, which ultimately led me to achieve good grades” Souha said.

I recommend KICL to anyone around the world because they are so helpful, friendly and lead you towards completing your studies successfully.
Souha Methni, MSc in International Business Economics

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