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Pre-sessional Programmes for Postgraduates

The Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programmes at the University of Southampton are open to international students who are planning to come to the UK for undergraduate or postgraduate study at the University.

The programmes are designed for international students who:

The programmes aim to:

Students who successfully complete the Pre-sessional programme (i.e. achieve an appropriate overall final grade) are considered to have met the English language requirements of the University of Southampton.

If you are planning to undertake PhD research at the University, you will normally follow the Pre-sessional PhD pathway when you join the General or WSA Postgraduate English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional Course A (11 weeks) or B (6 weeks).

Key facts

We offer pre-sessional students a Meet and Greet collection service from London Heathrow Airport the day before the start of the course.

All Pre-sessional students are guaranteed accommodation in University Halls of Residence for the duration of the Pre-sessional Programme.

Pre-sessional students
Pre-sessional students

The University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) organise a comprehensive social programme for Pre-sessional students.

Student helpers are available to help integration into student life at the University.

Language cafes are set up to help students practise their language and meet other people.

English Language support is available for students during their studies at the University.

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