Term 3 entry requirements

The entry requirements for our Pre-sessional English courses are based on your most recent IELTS result (or equivalent) and the English requirements for the degree course you plan on studying.

To find out the example Pre-sessional English entry requirements for your situation, please select the IELTS entry requirement for your prospective degree course.

My degree course requires:

IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 7.5 in each component

40 week course - IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

29 week course - IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

18 week course - IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each component

IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each component

40 week course - IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 4.5 in each component

29 week course - IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component

18 week course - IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in each component

40 week course - IELTS 5.0 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component

29 week course - IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

18 week course - IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each component

40 week course - IELTS 5.0 overall with a minimum of 4.5 in each component

29 week course - IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component

18 week course - IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

40 week course - IELTS 5.0 overall with a minimum of 4.5 in each component

29 week course - IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component

18 week course - IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component

IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components

40 week course - IELTS 5.0 overall with a minimum of 4.5 in Writing and 4.0 in all other components

29 week course - IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in Writing and 4.5 in all other components

18 week course - IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in Writing and 5.0 in all other components

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

40 week course - IELTS 4.5 overall with a minimum of 4.0 in each component

29 week course - IELTS 5.0 overall with a minimum of 4.5 in each component

18 week course - IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

40 week course - IELTS 4.5 overall with a minimum of 4.0 in each component

29 week course - IELTS 5.0 overall with a minimum of 4.0 in each component

18 week course - IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in listening and 6.0 in all other components

40 week course - IELTS 4.5 overall with a minimum of 4.5 in listening and 4.0 in all other components

29 week course - IELTS 5.0 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in listening and 4.5 in all other components

18 week course - IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in listening and 5.0 in all other components

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in all other components

40 week course - IELTS 4.5 overall with a minimum of 4.5 in writing and 4.0 in all other components

29 week course - IELTS 5.0 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and 4.0 in all other components

18 week course - ELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing and 5.0 in all other components

IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

40 week course - IELTS 4.0 overall with a minimum of 4.0 in each component

29 week course - IELTS 4.5 overall with a minimum of 4.0 in each components

18 week course - IELTS 5.0 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component

Other entry requirements

Please e-mail eltc@sheffield.ac.uk for further advice. If you are not sure which course is suitable for you we recommend that you apply for your preferred course. We can then make a recommendation based on your application.

This is much quicker than e-mailing us to ask before applying, and you are not committed to a course until you accept an offer from us.

You can find the entry requirements for your prospective degree course printed on your conditional offer letter, or in the University's online prospectus:

If you do not currently hold a conditional offer for a degree course, but plan to apply for one at a later date, you can still apply for one of our longer Pre-sessional English courses as long as it is at least 28 weeks in length.

For more information about applying for a degree course at the University of Sheffield, please read the University's webpages for prospective international students.

If you are not sure which course is suitable for you we recommend that you apply for your preferred course. We can then make a recommendation based on your application.

Course details

18 Week Pre-sessional Course

Start date: Monday 18th April 2022*

End date: Friday 2nd September 2022

Cost: £6930 (£385 per week)

*Please note - Monday 18th April 2022 is a bank holiday in England. Unless otherwise specified no teaching on ELTC programmes will take place on this date. Classes and courses scheduled to begin in Term 3 will instead begin on Tuesday 19th April 2022.

Entry requirements

Your Overall IELTS score: No more than 1 IELTS band below the overall English language requirement for your degree course

Your Individual IELTS component scores (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening): At least 5.0 in every component, no more than 1 IELTS band below the minimum IELTS component requirements for your degree course and no more than 2 IELTS bands below the overall component requirement for your degree course in any individual component

You must also hold a conditional or unconditional offer to study a degree course beginning in September or October 2022 at The University of Sheffield before applying for this course

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Information last updated: 7 September 2021


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