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Pre-sessional English course: How to apply

2019 summer courses
Course dates Application deadline Action
Extended course
8 Apr – 6 Sep 2019
Holiday: 13–17 May

Latest start: 9am, 11 Apr
11am, 28 Mar 2019
Applications closed
Long course
20 May – 6 Sep 2019

Latest start: 9am, 23 May

11am, 9 May 2019
Applications closed
Medium course 24 Jun – 6 Sep 2019

Latest start: 9am, 27 Jun
11am, 13 Jun 2019 Applications closed
Short course 29 Jul – 6 Sep 2019

Latest start: 9am, 29 Jul
11am, 18 Jul 2019
Applications closed
2019 autumn courses
Course dates Application deadline* Action
Medium course 30 Sep – 13 Dec 2019

Latest start: 9am, 3 Oct
11am, 19 Sep 2019 Apply now
Short course 4 Nov – 14 Dec 2019

Latest start: 9am, 4 Nov
11am, 24 Oct 2019
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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. It is important that you start your course on Day 1: later arrivals disadvantage both you and your fellow students.

Apply online

  1. To avoid disappointment please read the PSE guidance notes (PDF) carefully, before you make your application.
  2. Submit the online application (via the links in the course table on this page). You should apply for your pre-sessional English course as early as possible (at least eight weeks before the start date) – particularly if you require a visa to study in the UK. Please consider visa processing times in your country before you apply. 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.
  3. After you submit your application, we will send you an email confirmation.
  4. Pay the £250 non-refundable deposit. You must pay this deposit before we can process your application – see payment details below for advice on how to pay. This deposit is included in the total course fee. After we receive both your online appliction and the £250 deposit, we will send your offer 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 will also be reported to UK Visas and Immigration.

If you wish to cancel your place on a Pre-sessional English course, send an email detailing your reasons for withdrawing to

  • 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 be made after the end of the pre-sessional 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

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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