Pre-sessional stages 1, 2 and 3 plus pre-sessional stage 4 constitutes a preparation programme for international students whose first language is not English and who are intending to begin a postgraduate degree at the University of Surrey.
If you intend to study on one of our pre-sessional English language programmes and you require a Tier 4 (General) Student visa, you will usually need to provide a valid UKVI IELTS Academic report, which is a UKVI approved Secure English Language Test (SELT). Grades required can be seen on the individual course pages.
Overview of pre-sessional courses
|Stage number||Pre-sessional course name||Dates||Duration|
|1||PS1||Not available in 2017/18||Not applicable|
|2||PS2||November 2017 - February 2018||10 weeks|
|3||PS3||February 2018 - May 2018||10 weeks|
|4||PS12||June 2018 - September 2018||12 weeks|
|PS8||July 2018 - September 2018||8 weeks|
|PS5||August 2018 - September 2018||5 weeks|
Students who successfully complete stage 3 will proceed onto our stage 4, twelve week summer pre-sessional course without retaking the IELTS test. They may, depending on their grade, be able to proceed to the eight or five week pre-sessional course or onto their degree programme.
Please note: only those who achieve very high grades will be able to move directly onto their degree course.