|2023 summer courses||Course dates||Application deadline*||Latest start|
|Extended course||6 March – 4 August (online)||11am, 27 February||9am, 9 March|
|Long course||11 April* – 4 August
(online) Holiday: 15–19 May
|11am, 3 April||9am, 17 April|
|Medium course||22 May – 4 August (online)||11am, 15 May||9am, 25 May|
|Short course||26 June – 4 August (online)||11am, 19 June||9am, 26 June|
*Please note, the Long Course starts on Tuesday 11 April because Monday 10 April is a Bank Holiday in the UK.
We are thinking of everyone affected by the continued impact of the Coronavirus public health emergency and hope you all remain safe and well.
All Summer 2023 pre-sessional courses will be taught online.
Students taking part in our specially designed distance learning programme will complete their studies and be assessed online. Students are not required to travel to Kingston upon Thames for the online pre-sessional English courses. Visas are not required to enrol and we can accept a variety of English language tests with applications (please see Entry Requirements page).
Please check the national government guidance before travelling to or within in the UK and please contact the course administrators if you wish to come to the UK and/or stay in Kingston University halls accommodation.
The situation will be monitored closely and any information about future additional face-to-face options will be updated here.
To complete the course, online students will need:
Please see How to apply for more guidance on application times.
|2023 autumn courses||Course dates||Application deadline*||Latest start|
|Medium course||25 September – 8 December 2023 (face-to-face)||TBC||28 September|
|Short course||30 October - 8 December 2023 (face-to-face)||TBC||2 November|
Kingston University's Pre-sessional English course will develop your English language and study skills to prepare you for your main course at university. Students who choose this course are ambitious and motivated. They come from a wide range of countries and go on to study on a wide range of degree programmes. Our teaching and administrative team are highly skilled and experienced in working with international students and we are committed to helping you successfully complete the course. Together this makes for a varied and stimulating academic experience.
Our courses will:
Student Arwa talks about the Pre-sessional English course in the following video:
The courses are designed for international and European Union students who want to improve their English language skills and familiarise themselves with studying at university before starting studies at Kingston or another university.
See our latest prospectuses to find out more about studying at Kingston:
Have a few questions or would you just like an opportunity to find out more about Kingston University? Register for a webinar.
See our video of Kingston upon Thames, taking in the bustling town centre and riverside.
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.
Watch our pre-arrival videos for information on healthcare, studying and student life in the UK.