Pre-sessional Programme

Language and study skills for international students

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK

The Programme focuses on the development of University-level academic language and study skills for those planning to undertake degree programmes delivered in English.

For 2023 entry, we are offering the pre-sessional programmes on campus and on-line. The application procedure, content, and dates will remain the same, regardless of the delivery mode.

10 Week Programme 5 Week Programme 
About the course This 10-week programme is designed to raise students' IELTS score by 1.0. This 5-week programme is designed to raise students' IELTS score 0.5.
Entry Requirements Minumum entry requirement

IELTS
4.5 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening) or equivalent.

For degree courses requiring a 5.5 overall
Minimum requirement 4.5

For degree courses requiring a 6.0 overall
Minimum requirement 5.0

For degree courses requiring a 6.5 overall
Minimum requirement 5.5

Minumum entry requirement

IELTS
5.0 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening) or equivalent.

For degree courses requiring a 5.5 overall
Minimum requirement 5.0

For degree courses requiring a 6.0 overall
Minimum requirement 5.5

For degree courses requiring a 6.5 overall
Minimum requirement 6.0

Start date 19 June 2023 24 July 2023
End date 30 August 2023 30 August 2023
Fees £3,465 on-campus
£2,625 online
£1,733 on-campus
£1,470 online
How to apply
  • First apply for your undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme.
  • Wait until you receive an offer from us indicating you will need a higher English language test (eg IELTS) score or that you will need to take a Pre-Sessional course.
  • When you receive this, fill in the online form to apply for the Pre-Sessional programme (please specify 5-week or 10-week).
Pre-enrolment information We will send you a welcome letter with all the necessary information in advance of the programme start date. You are also welcome to contact international@chi.ac.uk if you have any questions.

The University of Chichester also accepts other tests as proof of language proficiency. You can see details on our English Language Requirements page.

Contact our Admissions team with any enquiries about English language tests.

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