English Language Preparation

English Language Preparation programme

If you need to improve your English language to reach the required level for your programme at the International Study Centre, you can take our English Language Preparation programme.

English Language Preparation for International Foundation Year

You will need an IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in all skills) or equivalent to start the International Foundation Year in Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences or the International Foundation Year in Life Sciences and you will need an IELTS 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in writing) or equivalent to start the International Foundation Year in Engineering and Physical Sciences.

If you do not meet these requirements, the following English Language Preparation Programme options are available.

For Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences and Life Sciences IFY Only Required English language level*
1 semester English Language Preparation (for International Foundation Year) Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall (minimum 4.5 in all subskills)**
2 semester English Language Preparation (for International Foundation Year) Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (minimum 4.0 in all subskills)**
For Engineering and Physical Science IFY only Required English language level*
1 semester English Language Preparation (for International Foundation Year)  Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (minimum 4.0 in all subskills)**

This course has two start dates, depending when you begin your International Foundation Year.

One semester programme

  • June, prior to starting your academic programme in September (Not available for 2018)
  • September, prior to starting your academic programme in January

Two semester programme

  • June, prior to starting your academic programme in January (Not available for International Foundation Year in Engineering and Physical Sciences)

At the end of your English language course, you will start the International Foundation Year, providing you have achieved the required module grades.

Key facts

Course length: One and two semesters

Entry points: June and September

Term dates:
1 Semester programme:

24/09/2018 – 14/12/2018
or
10/06/2019 – 30/08/2019

2 Semester programme:

10/06/2019 – 13/12/2019

Semester 1:
10/06/2019-30/08/2019

Semester 2: 
23/09/2019-13/12/2019

Duration: 1 and 2 semesters

Progression to: International Foundation Year

Age:
you must be at least 17 years old on the first day of your academic programme at the International Study Centre

Entry Requirements: 
Visit our entry requirements page for a list of academic, English language and country-specific entry requirements for all programmes

Programmes

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Programmes are designed to provide international students with a direct pathway to a degree at the University of Surrey.

International Foundation Year

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This two-semester pathway programme leads to a wide range of undergraduate degrees at the University of Surrey.

Fees

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Find out tuition fees for all International Study Centre programmes, plus accommodation costs and additional fees.