Pre-sessional English

This course will provide you with a short and intensive preparation in English language and study skills if you are due to start an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of East Anglia in September.

Course features

  • Designed to improve your English language skills to the level required by your chosen degree.
  • Provides contextual study skills that acclimatise you to the culture of a UK university.
  • Enables you to adjust to the demands, challenges and expectations of UK higher education.
  • Teaches you how to give presentations on different areas of academic interest.
  • Provides you with a short period of time to adapt to living and studying in the UK prior to beginning your academic studies.
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Between 20 and 21 hours per week of preparation in academic English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

12 Weeks: You must be a maximum of one IELTS band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, both overall and in any specified skill.

16 Weeks: You must be a maximum of one IELTS band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, overall, with up to 1.5 IELTS band lower in one specified skill and one IELTS band in the others.

8 Weeks: You must be a maximum of 0.5 IELTS point band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, both overall and in any specified skill.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at UEA.

Entry requirements additional information:

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

Please ensure you consult your University School of Study for details of the English language level (both overall and for specific skills) required for entry onto your chosen course.

Students with offers for the 12, 8, 6 or 4 week course may be eligible for a joint CAS, which allows you to apply for a visa to cover both the Pre-sessional course and subsequent degree. To be considered for this, you need to pay the INTO Pre-sessional initial payment, and any academic conditions on the UEA offer need to have been met.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
26 May 2020 11 September 2020 16 Weeks
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£6,515
22 June 2020 11 September 2020 12 Weeks
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£5,015
20 July 2020 11 September 2020 8 Weeks
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£3,430

Class information

Class duration:

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Between 20 and 21 hours per week of preparation in academic English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

12 Weeks: You must be a maximum of one IELTS band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, both overall and in any specified skill.

16 Weeks: You must be a maximum of one IELTS band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, overall, with up to 1.5 IELTS band lower in one specified skill and one IELTS band in the others.

4 Weeks: You must have achieved the required IELTS level (overall and in any specified skills) required by your University School of Study, and been accepted onto the course.

6 Weeks: You must have achieved the overall IELTS grade required by your University School of Study but have 0.5 lower than the requirement in one specified skill.

8 Weeks: You must be a maximum of 0.5 IELTS point band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, both overall and in any specified skill.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at UEA.

Entry requirements additional information:

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

Please ensure you consult your University School of Study for details of the English language level (both overall and for specific skills) required for entry onto your chosen course.

Students with offers for the 12, 8, 6 or 4 week course may be eligible for a joint CAS, which allows you to apply for a visa to cover both the Pre-sessional course and subsequent degree. To be considered for this, you need to pay the INTO Pre-sessional initial payment, and any academic conditions on the UEA offer need to have been met.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
3 August 2020 11 September 2020 6 Weeks
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£2,605
17 August 2020 11 September 2020 4 Weeks
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£1,755
31 May 2021 17 September 2021 16 Weeks
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£6,710
28 June 2021 17 September 2021 12 Weeks
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£5,020
26 July 2021 17 September 2021 8 Weeks
View Term dates
£3,430

Class information

Class duration:

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

12 Weeks: You must be a maximum of one IELTS band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, both overall and in any specified skill.

16 Weeks: You must be a maximum of one IELTS band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, overall, with up to 1.5 IELTS band lower in one specified skill and one IELTS band in the others.

8 Weeks: You must be a maximum of 0.5 IELTS point band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, both overall and in any specified skill.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at UEA.

Entry requirements additional information:

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

Please ensure you consult your University School of Study for details of the English language level (both overall and for specific skills) required for entry onto your chosen course.

Students with offers for the 12, 8, 6 or 4 week course may be eligible for a joint CAS, which allows you to apply for a visa to cover both the Pre-sessional course and subsequent degree. To be considered for this, you need to pay the INTO Pre-sessional initial payment, and any academic conditions on the UEA offer need to have been met.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
26 May 2020 11 September 2020 16 Weeks
View Term dates
£6,515
22 June 2020 11 September 2020 12 Weeks
View Term dates
£5,015
20 July 2020 11 September 2020 8 Weeks
View Term dates
£3,430

Class information

Class duration:

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

12 Weeks: You must be a maximum of one IELTS band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, both overall and in any specified skill.

16 Weeks: You must be a maximum of one IELTS band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, overall, with up to 1.5 IELTS band lower in one specified skill and one IELTS band in the others.

4 Weeks: You must have achieved the required IELTS level (overall and in any specified skills) required by your University School of Study, and been accepted onto the course.

6 Weeks: You must have achieved the overall IELTS grade required by your University School of Study but have 0.5 lower than the requirement in one specified skill.

8 Weeks: You must be a maximum of 0.5 IELTS point band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, both overall and in any specified skill.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at UEA.

Entry requirements additional information:

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

Please ensure you consult your University School of Study for details of the English language level (both overall and for specific skills) required for entry onto your chosen course.

Students with offers for the 12, 8, 6 or 4 week course may be eligible for a joint CAS, which allows you to apply for a visa to cover both the Pre-sessional course and subsequent degree. To be considered for this, you need to pay the INTO Pre-sessional initial payment, and any academic conditions on the UEA offer need to have been met.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
3 August 2020 11 September 2020 6 Weeks
View Term dates
£2,605
17 August 2020 11 September 2020 4 Weeks
View Term dates
£1,755
31 May 2021 17 September 2021 16 Weeks
View Term dates
£6,710
28 June 2021 17 September 2021 12 Weeks
View Term dates
£5,020
26 July 2021 17 September 2021 8 Weeks
View Term dates
£3,430

Class information

Class duration:

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

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