Pre-sessional Course

  • NamePre-sessional Course
  • Qualification
  • LevelEnglish Language
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration4-16 weeks
  • Tuition fees£292-£374 per week *
  • ScholarshipsNo *
  • Next start dateVarious
  • Study abroadNo
  • Validation

The pre-sessional course is designed specifically for students who have been provisionally accepted on a degree programme at Regent's University London. It provides you with an overview of academic culture in the UK, develops your general and academic English skills, and explores different types of academic assessment. Upon successful completion of the course, you can progress directly to your chosen degree programme at Regent’s, provided you have met the course requirements.

Contact us to find out more about the 4 week course starting 23 July 2018

Contact us to find out more about the 8 week course starting 25 June 2018

Contact us to find out more about the 12 week course starting 29 May 2018

Contact us to find out more about the 16 week course starting 30 April 2018


Monday to Friday

9:15-12:30 and 13:30-14:30 

20 hours per week

During the course, we also visit some local tourist attractions and discover the local and surrounding areas of the university, which will help you to familiarise yourself with the city and the campus.

Assessment structure 

Your teacher will give you a tutorial every four weeks to talk about your progress and to give you advice on which areas to focus on. You will be assessed regularly throughout the course, by means of essays, oral presentations, course work and a final written examination. Acceptance onto your degree programme is at the discretion of Regent's University London.

English requirements

12 week course: Your IELTS score must be no more than 1.0 below the English requirement specified for your chosen course.

8 week course: Your IELTS score must be no more than 0.5 below the English requirement specified for your chosen course.

4 week course: You must have an unconditional offer of a place on a Regent's course

For more information please contact elc@regents.ac.uk

Apply online for 2017/18 by selecting your desired start date below.

4 weeks:

Apply online for 20 November - 15 December 2017

Apply online for 23 July - 17 August 2018

8 weeks:

Apply online for 25 June - 17 August 2018

12 weeks:

Apply online for 25 September - 15 December 2017

Apply online for 29 May - 17 August 2018

16 weeks:

Apply online for 30 April - 17 August 2018

How to apply 

Apply online by selecting the desired start date above.

Once you have completed the application form, please submit the following supporting documents to elc@regents.ac.uk

  • Copy of your passport
  • Proof of your English proficiency
  • One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format

Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications and have no formal application deadlines.

Terms and Conditions

Enrolment Agreement

  • I understand that I need to supply a passport copy (or ID copy for EU citizens) and colour photograph to rilc@regents.ac.uk 
  • I understand I will not receive a Student ID card on arrival if I do not submit a colour photograph one week prior to course start date
  • I understand that in order to have my application processed, I need to pay a deposit
  • I certify that the information I supplied on my application form is correct
  • I certify that the information I supplied on my level is correct
  • I have received and understand all of the programme costs. I agree to pay the balance of fees on (or before) the first day of class
  • I understand that my passport will be checked when I arrive at the school and it is my responsibility to have the right visa
  • I understand that I will take an English test when I arrive at the school. I will be placed in the best level for my ability based on those tests. There are no classes on test days
  • I understand the Cancellation Policy as outlined below
  • I understand it is my responsibility to organize medical and other insurance for my stay in the UK (RILC does not provide this)
  • I authorise qualified medical diagnosis and treatment of injury to the student and authorise release of medical information for treatment and insurance purposes. I understand that I am responsible for medical expenses outside the limits of any applicable medical insurance and that pre-existing health conditions are not covered by health insurance
  • I understand that I am responsible for all expenses, including personal expenses whilst attending RILC. I authorise RILC to release information regarding my studies to my sponsoring agency or my guardian. I also authorise any appropriate medical centre or personnel to examine and / or treat me for any illness/injury I incur while a student at the school
  • I understand that I will be issued a handbook on arrival which outlines the policies and procedures of the school. I will read and follow the procedures as set out in the guidelines

Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • All fees must be paid two weeks prior to course start date
  • The course deposit and housing fee is non-refundable
  • Fees paid are refundable if you cancel two weeks prior to the beginning of the course (with the exception of course deposit and housing application fee)
  • You may change or cancel your homestay/private home with two weeks’ notice only with bookings of more than 4 weeks. Students who wish to cancel accommodation in student residences will be charged the cancellation rates of the residence. Ask the school for details
  • Refunds will be sent to the student or guardian normally within thirty (30) days. Post and bank fees will be deducted if applicable
  • No refunds will be given once the course has started

Course fee

4 weeks: £1,600.00*

8 weeks: £2,600.00*

12 weeks: £3,700.00*

16 weeks: £4,850.00*

*Plus registration fee of £50

Please see here for information on how to pay.