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Pre-Sessional English Programme - UGP

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.


Program facts

  • Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
  • Duration
    2 months
  • Annual tuition fee
    2,650 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 2,200 GBP

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    February, June, October

Program Overview

What Abertay University says about their program:
"This programme is designed for undergraduate or postgraduate students who need to improve their English Language and Academic Skills prior to entering a degree at Abertay University (and so are currently holding a conditional offer).


Classes and assignments aim to accelerate your English language level, particularly in terms of English for Academic Purposes, as well as to develop your academic writing and research skills in a challenging yet supportive study environment.


Successful completion of the programme will enable you to enter your chosen degree, without the need to sit IELTS or other English language tests."

Admissions requirements

Please see below the admissions requirements in order to study at Albertay University.

  • IELTS 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL (L-17, R-18, S-20 and W-17)
  • PTE 54
  • WAEC/NECO C6
  • International Baccalaureate - English B at S5 or H4, English A
  • Cambridge B2 -169 (with no band less than 162)
  • Cambridge C1 - 169 (with no band less than 162)
  • Cambridge C2 - 169 (with no band less than 162)
  • Completed Application
  • Official Transcripts

Secondary Education Transcripts Bachelor’s or Master’s Transcripts (Graduate admissions) Should be accompanied by Certified English Translations if not in English.

  • Course-by-Course evaluation from a third party such as World Education Services or similar
  • Country-Specific Requirements should be met
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Copy of Passport
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Health Certificate
  • English Proficiency Scores

Fees and funding

International student fees are guaranteed in advance for the duration of the study. Abertay University offers financial support for living and travel costs.

  • Undergraduate tuition - From £14,000 to £15,500 per year
  • Graduate tuition - From £13,750 - £17,000 per year

Undergraduate Abertay International Scholarship

Amount: £12,000 (£3,000 per annum, for a maximum of 4 years) Requirements:

  • Be classified as International (Overseas) fee status by Abertay University.
  • Registered as a full-time student for your first undergraduate degree.
  • Have met all the academic conditions attached to your offer of admission for entry to the University as a new full-time student in September 2021.
  • Be studying on campus at the University.

International Postgraduate Abertay Scholarship

Amount: £3,000 Requirements:

  • Are classified as International (Overseas) fee status by Abertay University.
  • Are applying for postgraduate study with the equivalent of a UK 2:1 Bachelors degree equivalent or better (approximately 60% and above).

Visa requirements for Abertay University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

UK student visa requirements