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Pre-sessional Academic English Taught Online for 2020

All Pre-sessional programmes in 2020 will be delivered and assessed online so that you are able to continue your journey to your chosen degree of study in the 2020/21 academic year.

Autumn Term 6-week Pre-sessional programme. We will be offering an additional 6-week online Pre-sessional Programme for students holding offers for postgraduate degrees with a January 2021 start date. 


Please apply through King's Apply Portal. Or contact Admissions on +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 if you have any questions.

More information about our courses:  

Application deadline Autumn 6-week pre-sessional

  • 6-week courses – 07 October 2020

Supporting documents for online application

Your online application requires you to upload documents to our portal. You do not need all of these immediately, but your application will not be complete without them. See our guidance notes for help with your application.

English language certificate

You must submit an approved English language test certificate, such as an IELTS for UKVI, which must be dated within the last two years. If you have not taken an approved test, then we are unable to consider you for our Pre-sessional courses as they are a compulsory requirement.

Official offer letter

If you are holding an offer of study at King’s, then you do not need to attach your letter. However, without an offer for your main course of study, we will not be able to process your Pre-sessional application.

Visa information

Visa regulations for entry into the UK have changed recently and we recommend you leave enough time to apply for your visa as applications are taking longer to process than normal. For more information on the new visa system, please see our visa information page

Your local Consulate will be able to advise you as to the average time visa applications take in your country so please check this with them to determine when you need to apply to a Pre-sessional course. 

We understand that the new visa system may be confusing so, if you need any further advice on applying for your visa, please contact one of our Student Advice team.


Students who are studying on the Autumn 6 week pre-sessional do not require accomodation for the duration of the course, as it is taught online.

Students who apply for accommodation by the specified deadline are guaranteed a place in King's accommodation for the duration of their academic preparation programme. Students who progress to King's are also guaranteed accommodation for the first year of their degree.

Details of location and the facilities offered will be sent to you with the offer of a place on the course. Please see the Accommodation pages for further details and dates when applications open and close.

If you have any questions, please contact King’s Residences on +44 (0)207 848 5959 or kingsresidences@kcl.ac.uk 


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