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.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the University has withdrawn all on-campus pre-sessional English courses for summer 2020.
You can now study your Pre-sessional English course entirely online.
The online courses have been designed by our expert partners at INTO University of Stirling to provide the same high-quality level of teaching and student support as the on-campus courses. We have also reduced our fees for the online courses.
As the pre-sessional English language course is taught online, you will not need a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) or a Tier 4 (General) Visa as you will not be required to travel and can take the course from the comfort of your home.
|Course||Term dates||Online fees||Booking deadline|
|12 week||6 July – 25 September 2020||£3,500||29 June 2020|
|8 week||3 August – 25 September 2020||£2,000||27 July 2020|
The online courses are suitable for students with current IELTS levels between 5.0 and 6.5.
The University accepts a wide variety of English language tests including IELTS (UKVI & NON-UKVI) and IELTS Indicator, PTE, TOFEL iBT, TOFEL iBT (Home), Password English Language Testing, Duolingo English Test and China College English Test (CET) for online pre-sessional English courses.
|IELTS and IELTS Indicator, Password Solo||TOFEL iBT and TOEFL iBT (Home)||Pearsons Test of English||Duolingo||CET4 (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||46 overall with 46 in each part||75-80||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||51 overall with 51 in each part||85-90||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||56 overall with 56 in each part||95-100||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||61 overall with 61 in each part||105-110||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||67 overall with 67 in each part||115-120||N/A||650-700|
Students will be assessed using a ‘Password Solo Skills’ test along with a written submission and spoken presentation.
The course will be accessed through INTO University of Stirling’s online learning platform and live virtual classroom technology.
As we approach the start date for your course, you will be sent an email with a unique link and instructions on how to join.
To ensure that you can fully participate, it is essential that you have:
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.
Find out more about studying at Stirling or our pre-sessional English courses.