Pre-sessional English Entry Requirements - Term 4 - Summer 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.

If you are applying for our 10, 6 or 4 week courses you must hold an offer for an degree course at The University of Sheffield. We cannot accept applications to these courses from students without an offer to study at The University of Sheffield.

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 4 - Summer 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 4 Pre-sessional English Course Details

Course Length Start Date End Date Cost Apply Now
40 Weeks June 24th 2019 June 13th 2020 £12200 (£305 per week) 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
33 Weeks June 24th 2019 April 4th 2020 £10065 (£305 per week) 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
22 Weeks June 24th 2019 December 21st 2019 £6710 (£305 per week) 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
10 Weeks June 24th 2019 August 31st 2019 £3050 (£305 per week) Apply Online
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 - No component below 5.0
- A maximum of two components at 5.0
- No component more than 1.5 bands below the overall IELTS requirement for your degree course
- No component more than 1.0 below the minimum requirement for that component
You must also hold a conditional or unconditional offer to study a degree course beginning in September or October 2019 at The University of Sheffield before applying for this course

Course Length Start Date End Date Cost Apply Now
6 Weeks July 22nd 2019 August 31st 2019 £1830 (£305 per week) Apply Online
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 5.5 in every component & no more than half (0.5) an IELTS band below the minimum IELTS component requirements for your degree course
You must also hold a conditional or unconditional offer to study a degree course beginning in September or October 2019 at The University of Sheffield before applying for this course

Course Length Start Date End Date Cost Apply Now
4 Weeks August 5th 2019 August 31st 2019 £1220 (£305 per week) Apply Online
Entry Requirements
You must hold a conditional or unconditional offer to study a degree course beginning in September or October 2019 at The University of Sheffield which you have already met the English language requirements for in full before applying for this course
You may be able to join this course on a combined Tier 4 visa which covers your 4 week Pre-sessional English Language course and your Postgraduate Taught Masters programme starting in September 2019 at the University of Sheffield. For more information on the eligibility requirements please view our combined CAS webpage.

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

2019/20 Academic Year

Term 1 - September 2019

Important - Due to the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) Tier 4 visa English language requirements, we can usually 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.

*Applicants to our Summer 6 & 4 week pre-sessional courses who meet the eligibility requirements for a combined CAS may in some circumstances be able to apply with a non-IELTS for UKVI English language certification. Please read our combined CAS webpage for more information.