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Who can apply for a pre-sessional course?

Each pre-sessional course is designed to meet the needs of a particular type of student. The type of pre-sessional course you can study depends mainly on whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student, and whether you have a University offer with or without an English language condition.

Based on these two characteristics, there are four types of students:

  • Postgraduate with an offer with an English language condition.
  • Postgraduate with an offer without an English language condition.
  • Undergraduate with an offer with an English language condition.
  • Undergraduate with an offer without an English language condition.

This table shows you who can apply for each of the pre-sessional courses at the University of St Andrews. Course titles indicate whether the course is open to postgraduate or undergraduate offer-holders.

Course titleIf you have an offer with an English language conditionIf you have an offer without an English language condition

10-week Academic English Pre-sessional Course for Postgraduate Offer-holders (blended learning)

 Yes

 Yes

6-week Academic English Pre-sessional Course for Unconditional Postgraduate Offer-holders (distance learning)

 No

 Yes

4-week Academic English Pre-sessional Course for Postgraduate or Undergraduate Offer-holders

 Yes

 Yes

If you have any questions about eligibility for a pre-sessional course, please contact ie@st-andrews.ac.uk.