Pre-sessional English language courses

Our pre-sessional English courses are designed to improve your English language skills to the level required by your chosen degree at Stirling. The courses are delivered in partnership with global education leader, INTO University of Stirling.

Our courses

To see our range of online and on-campus courses please select when you plan to start your degree course at the University of Stirling:

Pre-sessional English entry requirements

Our online and on campus courses are suitable for students with current IELTS levels between 5.0 and 6.5 and who need to improve their IELTS score by either 0.5 (8- and 6-week courses) or 1.0 (12-week course).

The University accepts a wide variety of English language tests including IELTS (UKVI & NON-UKVI) and PTE Academic for on-campus and online courses, and IELTS IndicatorTOEFL iBT, Password English Language Testing, Duolingo English Test, and China College English Test (CET) for online pre-sessional English courses only.

English language grade equivalencies
Column one lists the IELTs score, with its equivalents in other tests in rows two to six
IELTS and IELTS Indicator, Password SoloTOEFL iBTPearsons Test of English AcademicDuolingoCET4 (Total)CET6 (Total)
5.0 overall with 5.0 in each part 63 overall with 15 in Listening, 14 in Reading, 19 in Speaking, 16 in Writing 36-41 overall  with 36-41 in each part 75-80 overall and in each part  425 N/A
5.5 overall with 5.5  in each part 72 overall with 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing 42-49 overall with 42-49 in each part 85-90 overall and in each part 550-600 425
6.0 overall with 6.0 in each part 80 overall with 19 in Listening, 20 in Reading, 22 in Speaking, 19 in Writing 50-57 overall with 50-57 in each part 95-100 overall and in each part 650-700 550-600
6.5 overall with 6.5  in each part 88 overall with 21 in Listening, 22 in Reading, 23 in Speaking, 22 in Writing 58-64  overall with 58-64 in each part 105-110 overall and in each part 650-700 550-600
7.0 overall with 7.0 in each part 95 overall with 22 in Listening,  24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing 65-72 overall with 65-72 in each part 115-120 overall and in each part N/A 650-700

How to apply

If you have already applied for a course and have received an offer from the University of Stirling, you can apply for our online Pre-sessional English language course via our portal. 

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