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Pre-sessional Entry Requirements

Academic entry requirements 

You need to hold an offer to study on a King's degree. 

English language entry requirements 

Each Pre-sessional course has different entry requirements depending on the English language level needed by each academic department.

Please use our  Pre-sessional English Calculator to find out which Pre-sessional course is right for you and the English language requirements for each department.

See our Pre-sessional entry requirements (IELTS) or Pre-sessional entry requirements (other) for more details. 

If you do not know which faculty or department offers your degree, search for your course

PLEASE NOTE: students who hold unconditional offers are welcome to register for our 6-week Pre-sessional or 6-week Combined Pre-sessional courses.

English language tests

International students 

If you need to apply for a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, we can usually only accept results from a UKVI approved IELTS test with your application. However, if you are applying to our 6-week Pre-Sessional or our 6-week Combined Pre-Sessional courses, you may be eligible for an integrated Tier 4 visa, which allows us to accept a wider range of English language tests. 

Please see below the list of accepted English language tests. Contact the Admissions team for further details.

EU/EEA students

We accept results from the following English language tests:

  • Pearson
  • Cambridge FCE 
  • Cambridge CAE 
  • Cambridge CPE 
  • TOEFL

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