For some international students a pre-sessional programme at University of Greenwich is suggested. Learn how this preparation course assists your study.

Online Pre-Sessional English courses

For students who do not meet the English language levels required to start your degree with us, you may be able to join the pre-sessional English programme.

If you need to improve your English language skills before you study at the university, this course could be for you!

You will learn in the comfort of your home – using our online teaching and learning services that have been created alongside our partners, Oxford International Education Group. You will learn the English that you need to succeed academically in the degree you would like to study.

Course leading to IELTS 6.0

Course LengthIELTS CriteriaUOGELT CriteriaStart DateEnd DateCost
6 weeksIELTS 5.5 equivalentB213th July21st August£1,500
12 weeksIELTS 5.0 equivalentB1+22nd June11th September£2,800
12 weeks (Extended)IELTS 4.5 equivalentB122nd June11th September£3,300

Course leading to IELTS 6.5

Course LengthEntry CriteriaUOGELT CriteriaStart DateEnd DateCost
6 weeksIELTS 6.0 equivalentB2+13th July21st August£1,500
12 weeksIELTS 5.5 equivalentB222nd June11th September£2,800
12 weeks (Extended)IELTS 5.0 equivalentB1+22nd June11th September£3,300

University of Greenwich English Language Test (UOGELT)

The University of Greenwich has teamed up with our long-term academic partner Oxford International Education Group, to offer students the chance to take an online entry test, in place of an IELTS if you are not able to take one. This test is available for students who already hold an offer to study with us and can be taken entirely online. If you haven't to us yet, please see our how to apply pages.

You can register to take the UOGELT with Oxford International by completing this online form. Once you have completed the test, you will receive your result via email, and it will automatically be forwarded to us to update your offer, providing you have passed the test.

Use discount code UGELLT for 50% off the UOGELT test

What will I study?

You will have classes that are shorter than most classroom sessions and be given time and subjects to study yourself. You will have to submit videos, audio recordings, and written tasks, and expert English language teachers will be there to support you at each point.

Some facts about the programme:

  • The course is tailored to suit the online learning
  • Class sizes will range from 10-15 students
  • Classes will be recorded, so you can catch up, or watch any content again
  • You will be graded and assessed throughout the programme, so additional support can be given if needed
  • Teaching will take up to 120 minutes per day -  you will have additional study projects to complete
  • Teaching will take place via Zoom & Teams – you will get full information in your "Welcome Pack"
  • You will have access to a "Virtual Learning Environment" – you do not need to buy any books

How to apply

If you already have an offer on your degree programme and want to add pre-sessional English course, please e-mail the International Office.You should include a copy of your current English language qualification and your student ID number (which begins with 00…), so that your offer can be updated to include the relevant online Pre-Sessional English course.

When we receive your email you will then receive additional information on how to pay for your PSE course.

If you have applied via an Agent please contact them and they will apply on your behalf for the relevant PSE.

If you do not currently have an offer to study with us you can apply via one of our agents (see "Your Country pages), or online. Please include a copy of your IELTS in your application.