Students working in groups on the pre-sessional course

Get ready for your Imperial degree by joining one of our summer pre-sessional courses. Applications are now closed!

Teacher talking to pre-sessional students

Get ready for your Imperial degree by joining one of our summer pre-sessional courses. Applications are now closed!

Student and teacher talking

Get ready for your Imperial degree by joining one of our summer pre-sessional courses. Applications are now closed!

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Get ready for your Imperial degree by joining one of our summer pre-sessional courses. Applications are now closed!

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Get ready for your Imperial degree by joining one of our summer pre-sessional courses. Applications are now closed!

Watch a short video about the Imperial College London pre-sessional English programme

What our students say:

"The course is very useful. Without the Presessional I would feel very nervous for my first classes of the MSc. However, after I have finished the presessional course I feel more confident to face the MSc." (Pre-sessional student, 2016)

Read about an Imperial student's experience of studying in English

International student life at Imperial

International student life at Imperial

Applications for all 2017 Pre-sessional courses at Imperial College London have now closed.

CfAE pre-sessional courses are for international students coming to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degrees in October 2017.

Through our extensive experience working at the College and our work with students and academics here, we know many of the challenges that new international students face. That is why our pre-sessional courses are intensive and are specifically designed around the needs of Imperial students like you.

We give you both language and study preparation and help you to:

  • communicate your STEM work clearly in writing and in speaking,
  • take part in group work confidently and effectively,
  • understand the College and its community, 
  • settle into life and study in London.

To develop the real academic and social language and skills that you need for study and that you can build on throughout your career, we strongly recommend joining a pre-sessional course rather than re-taking an English test.

If you are a postgraduate and you haven’t met the English condition of your offer, please take a look at our 12-week and 6-week courses. Students on the 12-week and 6-week courses who achieve an appropriate overall final grade in relation to the conditions of their offer do not need to re-take an English test.

If you have met the English condition of your offer and would like a shorter course to prepare further for your Imperial degree, please take a look at our 3-week course.


Please see further information about the 12-, 6-, and 3-week courses below:

12-week course overview: Monday 3 July - Friday 22 September 2017
6-week course overview: Monday 14 August - Friday 22 September 2017
3-week course overview‚ÄĆ: Monday 4 September - Friday 22 September 2017

If you have any further questions, visit our FAQs here.

Imperial Business School applicants:

N.B. The Business School no longer offers its own pre-sessional courses, or recognises other pre-sessional courses, as a means of meeting the English language requirement. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Business School directly.