Online Pre-Sessional English Online Pre-Sessional English

The INTO UEA online Pre-sessional English course provides a short and intensive preparation in English language and study skills for students who are due to start an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University.

Update: Pre-Sessional English Progression Award

  • After having studied one of our PSE Programmes in 2020, you will receive a PSE Progression Award that equates to the cost of your pre-sessional programme when you enrol on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at UEA in the UEA academic year 2020-21
  • In other words, through a reduction in the fee for your degree, we will completely refund the cost of your Pre-sessional English programme
  • And the good news is that these scholarships will be awarded alongside other scholarships awarded to you by the University
  • Terms and conditions apply.

What is online Pre-sessional English?

  • An online course designed to improve your English language skills to the level required by your degree. 

  • Focusing on content-specific vocabulary, academic writing, reading, listening and speaking. 

  • Delivered by the same teachers and to the same high standards as our face-to-face course. 

  • 8 and 12-week courses available. 

Course Benefits

  • Intensive language and study skills preparation in a friendly and supportive online learning environment. 
  • Visa-free online learning option that overcomes any uncertainties related to visa interview cancellations and travel restrictions. 
  • Teaching and assessments are tailored to the requirements of study at UEA. 
  • Delivered by the same experienced teachers and to the same standards as our face-to-face course, offering the best preparation. 
  • Prepare for the UK education system. 


You will be assessed to determine whether you have met the University’s English requirements before progressing to your degree programme. Methods of assessment include: 

  • written essays 
  • spoken presentations 
  • timed writing, reading and listening assessments 
  • real-time online English language tests 

How do I access the course content? 

The course will be accessed through INTO’s online learning platform and live virtual classroom technology. 

What equipment do I need? 

To ensure that you can fully participate, it is essential that you have: 

  • a desktop or laptop computer 
  • good quality headphones and microphone 
  • a web camera 
  • a reliable internet connection 

How do I apply?

Visit the INTO UEA Online Pre-sessional English web page where you can apply online and find details of the documentation you will need and full application process. The INTO UEA Online Pre-Sessional English brochure can be downloaded here

On campus Pre-sessional courses 

We are currently still accepting applications for our 4 and 6 week Pre-sessional. This course is designed for students who already meet the University’s requirements for entry to their chosen degree. If you would like to apply for this programme, please contact the Centre for further details.