MPW for International Students

MPW is one of the country's best known independent sixth-form college groups with colleges in London, Birmingham and Cambridge

International students settle into the MPW community quickly. They appreciate the high-quality, small-group and individual support they get from personal tutors.

MPW Cambridge Ofsted Inspection November 2019

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MPW has been welcoming international students for more than 15 years. With around 150 spaces for new international students available each year across the Group, MPW has a vibrant international community that benefits from interacting with the predominantly British student body. This provides an ideal learning environment for our international students to establish the language and cultural skills needed to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education. 

Strategically located in London, Birmingham and Cambridge with close proximity to prestigious university campuses, each MPW college offers a unique campus environment and student life, yet employs a common teaching methodology to help our international students achieve high academic standards and gain entry to the world's most prestigious universities.

Here at MPW, we believe one size does not fit all. We take great care to understand our students' needs and adapt our teaching style to help develop their potential both academically and personally. With tailored programmes and small class teaching (guarantee of fewer than 10 students in any class), students benefit from personal attention and extra one-to-one tuition. Tutors are highly qualified to first degree or doctoral level and many are A level or GCSE examiners for the subjects that they teach.  Students are taught in an exam-focused fashion and they are given course notes written by our tutors to help them better prepare for the final examinations. 

We pride ourselves in providing an outstanding pastoral support system for our students. At MPW, each student is assigned to a Director of Studies whose role is to supervise students' general welfare and academic performance. For university applications, the Director of Studies is there to help students identify their strengths and weaknesses, to identify areas that need to be reflected in the application form and to help students put together a very powerful personal statement which will make them stand out in a competitive field.

Over the years many of our international students have successfully applied to the world's most important universities including Cambridge and Oxford. Here are just a few success stories.

MPW offers a wide range of courses from comprehensive A Level courses, GCSE courses, University of London International Foundation Programme to the NCUK International Foundation Year. All the MPW colleges are UKVI Tier 4 Sponsors. For more information please download our prospectus. Students who wish to apply or who are seeking advice and information about our programmes, accommodation and welfare arrangements please complete the International Enquiry Form.


From Italy

Grades achieved at MPW

Progressed to
King’s College, Cambridge (Art History)

“At MPW, all my plans and projects were appreciated and supported. It was not only about passing exams: studying was just as much about personal experience and growth.”


From Russia

Grades achieved at MPW

Progressed to
SOAS, University of London (Economics)

“The teaching is very good because the small class size allows you to have almost individual guidance on each topic. The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly, like a home. My Director of Studies is fantastic. She has done everything for me and helped me with anything I had going on. She was always there for moral support as well as helping me academically, for example with university.


From Kazakhstan

Grades achieved at MPW

Progressed to
University College London (Mathematics and Statistics)

International students have many aspects to think about, such as accommodation and guardians, but MPW surprised me by having a highly organised and supportive administration. Also, because most MPW Cambridge students are local, as an ‘international’ student, I found this very useful in both improving my English and in giving me a taste of a genuinely ‘English’ college. Studying in small groups has also made it easier for me to participate in discussions and build my confidence.


From Vietnam

Grades achieved at MPW

Progressed to
London School of Economics (Management)

When I came to see MPW I really liked the atmosphere and the small class sizes. I was interviewed by Seán, who later became my Director of Studies. He was really helpful then and continued to be once I joined. I can ask Seán about anything. For example, he helped me settle in when I first arrived and advised me on practical things like getting a GP or organising all the paperwork for a school trip to Italy. He then read all 10 drafts of my personal statement for university and helped me with every step of my application, making sure that I was handing everything in on time and providing all the evidence the admissions tutors needed.


From Saudi Arabia

Grades achieved at MPW

Progressed to
Durham University (Philosophy, Politics and Economics)

MPW was my first A level schooling experience and was also significant in being my first outside my country. What it signified, in my view, was a personalised teaching atmosphere which hadn’t previously been available to me. Small classes, Personal Tutors, personalised and steady assessment, as well as an informal class atmosphere gave me a taste of what to expect in university tutorials.