Pre-sessional courses

Our pre-sessional courses prepare undergraduate and postgraduate international students for study at the University of Bristol.

If you already have an undergraduate or postgraduate offer from the University of Bristol, we can help you:

  • develop your academic skills
  • improve your academic English
  • adapt to living and studying in the UK
  • meet your English language offer conditions.

In 2020, we are offering 10-week and 6-week courses, designed to suit students with a range of language abilities.

About our courses

Information on course options, content, workload, teaching staff and progression rates.

Read about our pre-sessional courses.

Entry requirements

The pre-sessional course you choose will depend on your existing language level and the terms of your offer.

Read about entry requirements.

How to apply

Details of how to apply and what will happen afterwards.

Read about the application process.

Course fees

Information on fees, deposits, living costs and other expenses.

Read about our course fees.


Read about visa options for our pre-sessional courses.

Accommodation and visas

Get advice on accommodation and other essential matters.

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649

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.

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