|2020 summer courses ||Course dates||Application deadline*||Latest start|
||6 April – 4 September
Holiday: 11–15 May
|11am, 25 March
||9am, 09 April|
||18 May – 4 September||11am, 11 May||9am, 21 May|
|Medium course||22 June – 4 September||11am, 15 June||9am, 25 June|
|Short course||27 July – 4 September
||11am, 20 July
||9am, 27 July|
We are thinking of everyone affected by the coronavirus public health emergency and hope you all remain safe and well.
Latest update: All summer pre-sessional courses to be taught online.
All the University's pre-sessional courses taking place during the summer will now be taught online as a result of the ongoing public health emergency. Students taking part in our specially designed distance learning programme will complete their studies and be assessed online. Due to the restrictions in place, students should not travel to Kingston upon Thames to take the courses. Visas are not required to enrol and we can accept a variety of English language tests with applications.
To complete the course, students should have access to:
We are exploring other ways to support our international students through pre-sessional later in the year and will provide further details as these become available.
Please see How to apply for more guidance on application times.
Please note the amended application deadlines and latest start dates now that our summer courses have moved online.
** We are now only accepting applications from students with main course offers from Kingston University. Our summer courses are now closed to students planning to study elsewhere.**
|2020 autumn courses ||Course dates||Application deadline*||Latest start|
|Medium course||28 September – 11 December||11am, 18 Sep||9am, 1 October|
|Short course||2 November – 11 December||11am, 23 Oct
||9am, 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.