Pre-sessional English 2019-10-09T12:25:58+00:00

Pre-sessional English Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for our Pre-sessional English courses at ESBM are based on your most recent IELTS result (or equivalent), and the English language requirements for the degree course you plan on studying in university.

If you do not currently hold a conditional offer for a degree course, but plan to apply for one at a later date, you can still apply for one of our longer Pre-sessional English courses as long as 25 weeks in length.

ESBM requests students to strictly follow our attendance policy, which is no less than 85% attendance at all times. Our class size is limited to 15 students per class.

We accept Academic IELTS, IELTS for UKVI (General Training) and CEFR results from applicants to our pre-sessional courses. Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) results may be acceptable for admissions purposes. If you do not have any of the standard tests result you can still apply for our General English programmes.

Course Length Teaching Hours Entry Requirements
5 Weeks 20h/week At least 4.5 in every component & No more than 2 IELTS bands below the minimum IELTS component requirements for your degree course.
10 Weeks 20h/week At least 4.0 in every component & No more than 1 IELTS bands below the minimum IELTS component requirements for your degree course.
25 Weeks 20h/week At least 3.5 in every component & No more than 1 IELTS bands below the minimum IELTS component requirements for your degree course.