This information relates to pre-sessional courses taking place in summer 2021. Information for summer 2022 courses will be available soon.
Our pre-sessional courses offer the best possible preparation for your studies at the University of Bristol.
If you hold an undergraduate or postgraduate offer from us, these pre-sessional courses will provide the academic and language skills you need to succeed. You will take charge of your own development, gaining confidence and independence.
We offer 10-week and 6-week online courses, designed to suit students with a range of language abilities. If Covid-19 restrictions allow, we will also be offering an on-campus 6-week course.
All our pre-sessional courses will help you develop skills and strategies to:
- meet the expectations of your chosen academic programme
- communicate in a range of academic contexts
- succeed in a UK higher education context
- identify goals and monitor your learning.
Both online and on-campus courses offer an equally high-quality experience. Whichever option you choose, you will benefit from live taught sessions, interaction with peers, personalised feedback and opportunities to participate in University life.
Information about online and on-campus course options, including the content, workload and teaching staff.
Read about online and on-campus study.
Our courses are suitable for international students with a range of language abilities.
Find out which length pre-sessional would most benefit you.
Find out how to apply for our pre-sesional courses.
Visit the Student Visa Services page for pre-sessional visa and CAS information.
For information on accommodation fees, tenancy dates and applications, please visit the pre-sessional accommodation page.
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Non offer holders
If you hope to study at undergraduate level, but do not currently have an offer, you may be eligible for our International Foundation Programme.