Pre-sessional English Entry Requirements - Term 1 - September 2019 Entry

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

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.

Example Entry Requirements - Term 1 - September 2019 Entry

To find out the example Pre-sessional English entry requirements for your situation, please select the IELTS entry requirement for your prospective degree course from the drop-down box. The entry requirements for each of our pre-sessional courses based on the entry requirements for your prospective degree course will then be displayed.

My degree course requires:

You can find the entry requirements for your prospective degree course printed on your conditional offer letter, or in the University's online prospectus:
Undergraduate | Postgraduate Taught (MA, MSc, etc) | Postgraduate Research (PhD)

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.

Term 1 Pre-sessional English Course Details

Course Length Start Date End Date Cost Apply Now
40 Weeks September 30th 2019 September 5th 2020 £13,800 Apply Now
Entry Requirements
Your Overall IELTS score: Your Individual IELTS component scores (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening):
No more than 2 IELTS bands below the overall English language requirement for your degree course At least 4.0 in every component & no more than 2 IELTS bands below the minimum IELTS component requirements for your degree course

Course Length Start Date End Date Cost Apply Now
30 Weeks September 30th 2019 June 13th 2020 £10,350 Apply Now
Entry Requirements
Your Overall IELTS score: Your Individual IELTS component scores (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening):
No more than 1.5 IELTS bands below the overall English language requirement for your degree course At least 4.0 in every component & no more than 1.5 IELTS bands below the minimum IELTS component requirements for your degree course

Course Length Start Date End Date Cost Apply Now
23 Weeks September 30th 2019 April 4th 2020 £7935 Apply Now
Entry Requirements
Your Overall IELTS score: Your Individual IELTS component scores (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening):
No more than 1 IELTS band below the overall English language requirement for your degree course At least 4.0 in every component & no more than 1 IELTS band below the minimum IELTS component requirements for your degree course

Course Length Start Date End Date Cost Apply Now
12 Weeks September 30th 2019 December 21st 2019 £4140 Apply Now
Entry Requirements
Your Overall IELTS score: Your Individual IELTS component scores (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening):
No more than half (0.5) an IELTS band below the overall English language requirement for your degree course At least 4.0 in every component & no more than half (0.5) an IELTS band below the minimum IELTS component requirements for your degree course

Alternative Course Start Dates & Entry Requirements

Other start dates for our Pre-sessional English courses are available. Follow the links below for more information:

2018/19 Academic Year

Term 3 - April 2019 Term 4 - Summer 2019

Important - Due to the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) Tier 4 visa English language requirements, we can only accept IELTS for UKVI (Academic) results for admission purposes to our pre-sessional English courses. You can identify an IELTS for UKVI result as it will contain a 'UKVI Number' on the Test Report Form (TRF).

Therefore we are unable to accept Academic IELTS, General Training IELTS, IELTS for UKVI (General Training) or IELTS Life Skills results from applicants to our pre-sessional courses.

Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) results may be acceptable for admissions purposes. If you have a Trinity ISE certificate, please contact us to determine which pre-sessional course you are eligible to apply for.

If you do not have an IELTS for UKVI (Academic) or a Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) result you can still apply for our General English programmes.