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Pre-sessional courses

Applications for 2020 entry are now open. 

Do you hold an offer to study at King’s and need help to meet the English language requirements? 

Our Pre-sessional courses are for you. They teach you the language and academic skills you need to succeed in your chosen degree.

Why study a Pre-sessional at King's?

  • Great alternative to retaking an external English exam

  • Over 95% of students met the conditions to progress to their chosen degree at King's in 2018

  • Different course lengths and types to suit your needs

  • Guarantee an offer of accommodation during your Pre-sessional course, you must apply by the accommodation deadline


 See what our students say about their study experience.

Choose your course

Depending on how much preparation you need to start your degree at King's, we have Pre-sessional courses to suit you. 

Two courses, 3 different course lengths 

  • Access to world-class facilities

  • Different course lengths to meet you needs (16, 11 & 6 weeks)

  • High-quality teachers & tutors


Choose your pre-sessional course

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How to choose the length of your Pre-sessional:

Our Pre-sessional calculator can help you decide which course is right for you.


Pre-sessional calculator



The table gives you an overview of the IELTS increase that each Pre-sessional course aims to help you reach.

IELTS increaseFace-to-face     
Combined Pre-sessionalTuition Fees

IELTS points


16-week Combined


IELTS points 


11-week Combined


IELTS points


6-week Combined 



English language requirements

The Pre-sessional English language requirements differ for each course length. Find out more details on our entry requirements page.



how to apply




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The British Council regularly inspects and re-accredits the courses delivered by King's Foundtions and awards points of excellence in five general categories. They recently re-accredited us for another 6 months under the Accreditation UK Scheme.

King's Foundations received the highest number of 'strengths' compared to other university language centres in London, an achievement we are very proud of. Visit the British Council website to read the full 2017 inspection report.

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Student support Ongoing help and support throughout your studies.
London living With four campuses by the River Thames and one in south London, King's is right in the heart of the capital.

Next steps

View a prospectus

Learn more about the degree programmes on offer at King's. Download or view a prospectus in PDF format.

Undergraduate prospectus

Postgraduate guide