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Pre-sessional English course: How to apply

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2017 summer courses
Course dates Application deadline* Action
Extended course
5 April – 8 Sept 2017
holiday: 15-19 May
27 Mar 2017 11am Applications open in December 2016
latest start: 9am 10 April
Long course
22 May – 8 Sept 2017
12 May 2017 11am Applications open in December 2016
latest start: 9am 25 May
Medium course 26 June – 8 Sept 2017
16 June 2017 11am Applications open in December 2016
latest start: 9am 29 June
Short course 31 July – 8 Sept 2017 
21 July 2017 11am Applications open in December 2016
latest start: 9am 31 July
2017 autumn courses
Course dates Application deadline* Action
Extended course
17 July –  15 Dec 2017
holiday: 25-29 Sept
7 July 2017 11am Applications open in April 2017
latest start: 9am 20 July
Long course
21 Aug – 15 Dec 2017
holiday: 25-29 Sept
11 Aug 2017 11am Applications open in April 2017
latest start: 9am 24 Aug
Medium course 2 Oct – 15 Dec 2017
22 Sept 2017 11am Applications open in April 2017
latest start: 9am 5 Oct
Short course 6 Nov – 15 Dec 2017
27 Nov 2017 11am Applications open in April 2017
latest start: 9am 6 Nov

Before applying, please seek our advice about family, study, work or travel commitments that may affect you during your time on the Pre-sessional English course.

You should apply for your Pre-sessional English course at least eight weeks before the start date – particularly if you require a visa to study in the UK. However, please apply as early as possible and check average visa processing times in your country. We reserve the right not to process late applications if you are unlikely to be able to start the course on day one.

Please advise us on the application form if you wish to book accommodation.

Application forms

  • To avoid disappointment please read the PSE guidance notes (PDF) carefully, before you make your application.
  • A £250 non-refundable registration fee must be paid before we can process your application – see payment details below for advice on how to pay. This is included in the total course fee. We will send you confirmation that your application has been processed by email.
  • Please note: a £30 administration fee will be charged for any changes made after submission of your application.

Payment details

The simplest way to pay is via online payments, though bank drafts/transfers are also acceptable:

  • Secure online payment
    When making your payment please select 'pre-sessional fees' – remember to tell us which course you are applying for. There are no additional charges when making your payment online.
    Important: Please remember to quote your student ID, name and/or invoice reference.
  • Bank draft or bank transfer (using the bank details below), payable to "Kingston University". Please ensure that any bank charges made by your bank are added to the total amount sent. You will be liable for any bank charges not covered by your payment.
    Important: Please remember to quote your Student ID, name and/or invoice reference.

    Bank details
    Branch Name: Barclays Bank PLC
    Branch Address: 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP
    Account Name: Kingston University
    Sort Code: 20-00-00
    SWIFT Code: BARCGB22
    Account Number: 20273856
    IBAN No: IBAN GB32 BARC 2000 0020 2738 56

You must pay the balance of course and accommodation fees directly to Kingston University on or before the first day of the course.

Withdrawal/cancellation policy

You will be withdrawn from the Pre-sessional English course in cases where:

  • You have not arrived and enrolled by the latest start date.
  • Your attendance falls below 80% from day one of your course.

Please note: Students with a Tier 4 Student Visa sponsored by Kingston University may also be reported to UK Visas and Immigration.

If you wish to cancel your place on a Pre-sessional English course, you must send an email detailing your reasons for withdrawing to fass-ps-info@kingston.ac.uk.

  • If you cancel your place before day one of your course we will refund all monies paid (less the registration fee).
  • If you cancel your place during the course, we will refund all monies paid, less the registration fee and the course fees for full or partial weeks attended.

Please note: Refunds will only be made after the end of the Pre-sessional English course.

Contact us

Pre-sessional administrator
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042 / +44 (0)20 8417 7790

Contact us

Pre-sessional administrator
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042 / +44 (0)20 8417 7790

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Pre-sessional course accreditation

Our pre-sessional English course is accredited by the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP). This organisation sets rigorous criteria to ensure that courses in English language and study skills for speakers of other languages are of a high standard and provide an excellent quality of service.

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