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A short intensive English course for students starting a degree course at City University London* in September.
If you already have an offer for a place at City University London but need to raise your English language level, this course will prepare you for your studies.
* Not including Cass Business School.
We offer tailor-made Pre-sessional English courses to prepare students for the academic demands of studying in the UK. If you have already been accepted by City University London and fulfil the academic requirements, taking the Pre-sessional course will develop important English language and study skills to prepare you for the learning style of UK universities. Our courses offer the following advantages:
This course concentrates on academic English to develop your skills within a university context.
This course is designed to:
You will also focus on subject-related work in your chosen area of study to help you learn how to effectively study independently using online and self-access materials.
As long as you have met the University's academic entry requirements, achieving the level of performance required in the Pre-Sessional English course to fulfill the conditions of your offer will allow you to progress to your University course without needing to retake the IELTS or TOEFL test.
Only an official IELTS or TOEFL result will be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. Please ensure you consult City University London for details of the English language level required for direct entry.
For degree courses that require IELTS 7.0
12 weeks: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
8 weeks: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
4 weeks: Applicants must have achieved the minimum IELTS level required by the relevant School of study, and been accepted onto the course
For degree courses that require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each subskill)
12 weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each subskill) or equivalent
8 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill) or equivalent
For degree courses that require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 writing)
12 weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent
8 weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) or equivalent
We can also accept TOEFL IBT and Pearson (PTE). Please contact us for further details.
Tuition fees do not include text books:
Accommodation is not included in the fees. View our accommodation options.
You can pay by bank transfer or by credit card. Please contact us for bank transfer details.
The 4 and 8 week courses have a higher English language entry requirement than the 12 week course. Please refer to the entry requirements to see which course you should take.
For a detailed description and photos of accommodation please see the INTO City University, London accommodation section.
Scape East: A Premium residence, self-catering and catered. En-suite single rooms with excellent facilities. Only two underground stops from the INTO Centre. WiFi available throughout, CCTV and 24 hr reception.
Range of Homestay options, from bed and breakfast to self-catering with shared bathrooms. Homestays are located in all parts of London.
Standard, superior and executive homestays.
What is the deadline for applications?
We're happy to accept students right up to when our courses begin, as long as there are places available. We recommend you apply as early as possible as courses fill up quickly. Enquire now to check availability.
Step 1: Complete the Application form
You can complete an online application form or download and print the PDF application form at the bottom of this page. You must include the following information:
Need help with the application form? Watch a video help guide - available in English, Chinese and Arabic:
Step 2: Submit the Application
The INTO Admissions office will only process complete applications so please ensure you provide all of the following documents with your application:
If you are applying by post please send your completed application package, including copies of your supporting documents listed above directly to us at:
INTO City University London Admissionss 1 Gloucester Place Brighton BN1 4AA United Kingdom
The INTO Admissions team will assess your complete application and will contact you within two working days with either an answer or an offer.
Step 3: Confirm your place
If you receive a Conditional or Unconditional offer from us, the offer will contain all the details needed for you to confirm your place on the course.
The most common way to confirm your place, will be to:
Once the payment has cleared, you will be sent a confirmation pack from us, including; The relevant course information to help you with your visa application, course and accommodation confirmation, your updated statement and an invoice which will show any remaining fees still to pay before the start date of your course.
Step 4: Apply for your visa
If you are unsure of which visa type you need you can have a look at our Useful Information page or visit the UK Border Agency website.
Please keep us updated on your visa application process. If for any reason your visa application is delayed or rejected, please contact us as soon as possible.
Please note that INTO employees cannot give you advice on your visa, you will need to†speak to your local embassy or the British Council.
Step 5: After you've received your visa
Once you've received your visa and arranged your flight to the UK, please contact us to make sure you have paid the full outstanding balance of your course, at least 4 weeks before you arrive.
You will then receive your final statement along with your pre-departure guide, listing all information you need about your chosen INTO Centre, the partner University and what to do when you arrive in the UK.
Visit our before you arrive page for more information.
If at any time you get stuck or have any problems that will delay your arrival, please contact us.
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Use this form to submit an application by post, fax or email. Alternatively use the apply now button above to apply online.
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