English for Academic Purposes
Pre-sessional English Courses
Application for the 11, 8 and 5-week Pre-sessional Courses is now closed.
Students who have already applied will be contacted by email regarding an offer of a place on a course.
These English for Academic Purposes courses are designed for
international students who are planning to study on a graduate degree
programme at either University College London or at another UK
institution. Many course participants will already hold a conditional
or unconditional offer of a place on a degree programme, although a
small number of students may still be in the process of applying for a
place on a graduate programme. See our guide to UCL's English Language Requirements for graduate degree entry.
Normal Minimum IELTS Entry Requirements
Grade needed to enter your university course
|4.5 in all subskills||5.0 in all subskills||
5.5 in 3 subskills
5.0 in 1 subskill
6.0 in 3 subskills
5.5 in 1 subskill
|5.0 in all subskills||5.5 in all subskills||6.0 in all subskills||6.5 in all subskills|
|5.5 in all subskills||6.0 in all subskills||6.5 in all subskills||7.0 in all subskills|
|*The information above is for guidance only. Each application is considered on an individual basis taking into account the applicant’s existing level of English (including subtests), academic history and final score needed.|
Students come from a wide range of academic subject areas and from a broad range of cultural and educational backgrounds. On average 90% of our Pre-sessional conditional students are successful in being accepted for an academic course of their choice.
Apart from UCL, our graduate students go on to other UK master's programmes in London and across the UK. The Degree Progression page gives more details of our students’ destinations.
The links on the menu above will allow you to find out much more about the Pre-sessional courses at UCL, and will tell you about studying the course and also about course assessment. In addition, you can also find out about UCL student accommodation options.
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