Academic Skills Centre

How to apply

You can apply for our Pre-sessional courses using our online application system.  Please read the guidelines to ensure your application is completed correctly.

Before beginning your application:

  • check the course dates and fees
  • ensure you meet the entry requirements, including the visa requirements
  • follow instructions on how to upload supporting documents which will include the results of your English language proficiency test and a copy of your passport
  • if you are a sponsored student, you will need to upload your sponsor confirmation letter.

You should apply a minimum of five weeks before the course start date.

Disclaimer: The Skills Centre will make all reasonable efforts to deliver planned Pre-sessional courses in the periods September to June. However, if student numbers are not sufficient to form a cohort, we may need to withdraw a Pre-sessional course, and we reserve the right to do so, before any formal offers are made. If it is necessary to withdraw such a course we will endeavour to do so 8 weeks before its due start date and we will always announce it at the earliest possible opportunity.

Agency referrals

If an agent has advised you to register with us, please give the agent’s name on your application form.

Choose your course to apply

In order to access the online application system, you need to choose a course and dates from the list below.

If you are not sure which course to choose, please email us.

Pre-sessional

2017/18 courses
Pre-sessional Course A (Jan-Mar)
Pre-sessional Course A and B (Jan-Jun)
Pre-sessional Course A, B and C (Jan-Sep)
Pre-sessional Course B (Apr-Jun)
Pre-sessional Course B and C (Apr-Sep)
Pre-sessional Course C (Jul-Sep) Combined offers available. If you are eligible, please apply for a combined offer through your graduate school.
Pre-sessional Course D (Aug-Sep) Combined offers available. We would strongly encourage any eligible applicants to apply for a combined offer, via your Graduate School. However, if you do not qualify for a combined offer or are unsure, please email us. We do not accept online applications for this course.

For further information see our Pre-sessional web page

Pre-sessional (Management)

2017/18 courses
Pre-sessional Course A, B and C (Management) (Jan-Sep)
Pre-sessional Course B and C (Management) (Apr-Sep)
Pre-sessional Course C (Management) (Jul-Sep) Combined offers available. If you are eligible, please apply for a combined offer through your graduate school.
Pre-sessional Course D (Management) (Aug-Sep) Combined offers available. We would strongly encourage eligible applicants to apply for a combined offer, via your Graduate School. However, if you do not qualify for a combined offer or are unsure, please email us. We do not accept online applications for this course.

For further information see our Pre-sessional (Management) web page