Pre-sessional Course

  • NamePre-sessional Course
  • LevelMinimum level B1 (intermediate) of CEFR
  • Study mode20 hours per week
  • Duration4, 8, 12 or 16 weeks
  • Tuition fees£1,600 - £4,850 (depending on the course duration) *
  • Next start date30 April (16 weeks), 29 May (12 weeks), 25 June (8 weeks), 23 July (4 weeks)
  • AccreditationBritish Council

The pre-sessional programme is designed specifically for students who have been provisionally accepted on degree programmes at Regent’s University London, or those wishing to study at a UK-based institution. It provides an overview of academic culture in the UK, develops general and academic English, and explores different types of academic assessment. Upon successful completion of the course, students can progress directly to their chosen degree course at Regent’s provided they have met the course requirements. All students are tested and receive a certificate detailing their CEFR band in each of the skills.

Students on this course have access to extra-curricular activities provided by Regent’s University London (e.g. trips to London sights, English conversation club, sports, taster lectures etc.) as well as the University's facilities (Regent’s library and self-study areas, refectory, café etc.)

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 (20 hours per week)

9:15 – 11:00 lessons

11:00 – 11:15 break

11:15 – 12:30 lessons

12:30 – 13:30 lunch break

13:30 – 14:30 lessons

Please note there are no classes running on the following bank holidays: 

Good Friday: Friday 30 March
Easter Monday: Monday 2 April
Early May bank holiday: Monday 7 May
Spring bank holiday: Monday 28 May
Summer bank holiday: Monday 27 August

This course covers academic reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as a number of academic skills (study skills, note-taking, presentation skills etc.) in order to prepare students for a degree level course at Regent’s or another institution in an English speaking country.

All students take a placement test on the first day of the course, followed by regular progress tests and mock exams. Teachers give continuous feedback on students’ progress. There are regular one-to-one tutorials which give students the opportunity to revise their learning goals and discuss their strengths and areas for improvement.

16 weeks course - B1 (intermediate) level of CEFR

12 week course – B1+ (intermediate +) level of CEFR

8 week course – B2 (upper-intermediate) level of CEFR

4 week course – B2+/C1 level (upper-intermediate/advanced) level of CEFR

Please note the minimum age for students wishing to join this course is 16 years old.

Apply online by selecting your desired start date below.


16 weeks:

Apply online for 30 April - 17 August 2018

12 weeks:

Apply online for 29 May - 17 August 2018

8 weeks:

Apply online for 25 June - 17 August 2018

4 weeks:

Apply online for 23 July - 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

Other related policies

Class information 

  • Please note all our classes have a maximum of 15 students

Course fees for 2018 start dates 

 Duration  Fees
 4 weeks  £1,600
 8 weeks  £2,600
 12 weeks  £3,700
 16 weeks  £4,850

Please see here for information on how to pay.

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