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Pre-sessional English Programmes

Our Pre-Sessional English language programmes are designed as intensive English preparation for international students who are planning to study on a degree programme at either the University of Surrey or at another UK institution and wish to improve their language skills. Our programmes last 12, 8 or 5 weeks depending on your level of English language. They're also a great way to meet fellow students and acclimatise to life in the UK.

If you attend and successfully complete any of the Pre-Sessional English language programmes, you are able to progress directly onto your chosen University of Surrey degree, without the need to re-take any external language tests.

Our Pre-Sessional English Languages programmes help you to:

  • Begin your degree course with confidence
  • Research and complete academic assignments
  • Develop academic writing and study skills
  • Engage in critical thinking and independent learning
  • Improve language and fluency
  • Learn time management and other organisational skills
  • Participate in seminars and give presentations
  • Learn about university life at Surrey
  • Become familiar with all learning facilities
  • Enjoy a full social programme

For further information or to apply for our pre-sessional programmes please visit