Students outside INTO Stirling centre
Students outside INTO Stirling centre

Pre-sessional English at the University of Stirling

Pre-sessional English provides a short and intensive preparation in academic English for students who are academically qualified and due to start a degree program at the University of Stirling.

  • Designed to improve your English language skills to the level required by your chosen degree, by up to IELTS 1.0 in one or more skills.
  • Focuses on academic vocabulary, writing, reading, listening and speaking.
  • An opportunity to develop confidence at an English-speaking university campus or in an online academic environment.

Quick facts about this course

  • Course length: 12 and 8 week online courses and 10 and 6 week on campus courses.
  • Age requirement: 16 years and above.
  • Academic requirements: Offer of a place on a degree program at the University of Stirling.

Start dates

  • Mon 05 Jun 2023-Fri 25 Aug 2023 (12 weeks – online)
  • Mon 19 Jun 2023-Mon 28 Aug 2023 (10 weeks – on campus)
  • Mon 03 Jul 2023-Fri 25 Aug 2023 (8 weeks – online)
  • Mon 17 Jul 2023-Fri 25 Aug 2023 (6 weeks – on campus)
  • Mon 02 Oct 2023-Fri 15 Dec 2023 (10 weeks – on campus)

Tuition fees

  • 12 weeks (online): £4,567
  • 10 weeks (on campus): £4,567
  • 8 weeks (online): £2,900
  • 6 weeks (on campus): £2,900

English language entry requirements for Pre-sessional English at Stirling

Pre-sessional English courses are suitable for students with current IELTS levels between 5.0 and 6.5 who need to improve their IELTS score by 0.5 to 1.0 in one or more skills.

Only an official IELTS or other secure English language test (SELT) will be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. Click here for full details.