UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Applications open for Pre-sessional English 2021 entry

15 December 2020

Courses will be delivered online, following the success of the 2020 Pre-sessional.

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Application for the UCL Pre-sessional English Courses - offered by the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education - is now open for 2021 entry.

The courses are intended for international students who are planning to study a UCL degree (graduate or undergraduate), but still need to meet the English language conditions of their offer. They also provide students with the key academic skills needed at a UK university, such as critical thinking and conducting independent research. 

Four course lengths

There are four course options available next year: 18, 11, 9 and 7 weeks. The course which students apply to will depend on their current level of English and the requirements of their conditional offer.

Online learning

All Pre-sessional English Courses will be delivered online to ensure everyone’s safety through the pandemic. Students can be confident of receiving the same high-quality teaching as they would face-to-face, following the success of this year’s online courses. 96% of Pre-sessional students progressed to their target UCL Master’s degree.

How to apply

Applications can be made online through our website.

Courses fill up fast, so students should apply as soon as possible to secure their place.

Want to know more?

For full details on the entry requirements and application process, please visit our website.