4-week Academic English Pre-sessional Course for Postgraduate or Undergraduate Offer-holders 2022 entry
This 4-week pre-sessional course is designed to prepare you for your degree programme by focusing on the academic language and skills required for successful study at the University of St Andrews. You will develop your ability to use English in academic contexts, as well as learn about academic, social and cultural life in St Andrews.
In summer 2021, 97% of students who studied on pre-sessional courses at the University of St Andrews achieved the scores required to progress onto their intended degree programme.
Lockdowns and difficulties with flights in your region?
You have an option to study this course entirely online. However, the online course option is an emergency measure to allow you to study your pre-sessional course if difficulties caused by Covid restrictions in your region prevent you from taking a UKVI approved test or if difficulties finding flights prevent you from attending the last four weeks of the course in person.
You should consider the online course option carefully as you will only be able to begin your visa application when you have completed the course and have achieved the required grade for your degree course, resulting in a delay to your arrival in St Andrews. Applicants with an intention to study this course online must request this by uploading an approved certificate when submitting an application. If this is not from a UKVI approved centre, we will contact you and ask if you wish to do the course online. If your certificate is UKVI approved, we will assume that you wish to come in person unless you tell us that you would prefer to do the course online.
Meet us in your country
Whether you have questions about your application or student life, or you would like to meet a member of staff from the School you wish to study in, you can do so no matter where you live.