Course dates and fees Spring 2021

These courses are aimed at students wanting to start their main degree with us in September 2021. The results will also be valid for January 2022 entry should students defer entry.

course length Application deadline payment deadline early payment deadline course dates course fee
7 weeks (online) 13 June 18 June 28 May 28 June – 16 August 2021 £2,700
10 weeks (online) 23 May 28 May 7 May 7 June – 16 August 2021 £3,500
13 weeks (online) 30 April 7 May 16 April 17 May – 16 August 2021 £4,550

How to apply

  • You must be holding an offer for a place at the University of Westminster
  • You can apply by contacting
  • Please ensure that you complete your application by the deadline
  • Students will be required to make full payment for the course. International students needing a student visa for their main degree will also be required to pay the £4,000 international student deposit at the same time
  • Students who apply early and pay their courses fees by the early payment deadline will be eligible for a 10% discount on the full fee.  The fee will be reduced to £2,430 (7 week course), £3,150 (10 week course) and £4,095 (13 week course) 
  • Students will study the course online and will not need to apply for CAS in order to get a student visa until the end of the pre-sessional course and prior to enrolling on their main degree programme
  • If you have already successfully completed a pre-sessional course with us in 2020/2021 academic year, then your results remain valid for 2021/22 entry

Online pre-sessional entry requirements

Online pre-sessional course requirements

Overall IELTS score needed for main degree course

7-Week Course

10-Week Course

13-Week Course

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Overall = 5.5 (with minimum 5.5 in writing and no component below 5.0)

Overall = 5.0 (with minimum 5.0 in writing and no component below 4.5)

Overall = 4.5 (with no component score below 4.0 and 4.5 minimum in 2 components to include writing)

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Overall = 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in 2 components to include writing)

Overall = 5.5 (with minimum 5.5 in writing and no component below 5.0)

Overall = 5.0 (with no component score below 4.5 and 5.0 minimum in 2 components to include writing)

IELTS 7.0 or equivalent

N/A

Overall = 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in 2 components to include writing)

Overall = 5.5 (with no component score below 5.0 and 5.5 minimum in 2 components to include writing)

Other English tests accepted for pre-sessional entry

The tests listed below are all acceptable for entry onto our 7, 10 and 13 week online pre-sessional courses. These students will not require a Student Visa as they will be studying the course from their home country.

TOEFL (IBT AND ‘AT HOME’)

IELTS EQUIVALENT

34 (minimum 13 in writing)

4.5 overall (with minimum 4.5 in writing)

45 (14-17 in writing)

5.0 overall (with 5.0 minimum in writing)

59 (minimum 17 in writing)

5.5 overall (with minimum 5.5 in writing)

78 (minimum 17 in writing)

6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in writing)

PEARSON PTE

IELTS EQUIVALENT

30 (minimum 30 in writing)

4.5 overall (with minimum 4.5 in writing)

36–42 (minimum 36 in writing)

5.0 overall (with 5.0 minimum in writing)

42-49 minimum 42 in writing

5.5 overall (with minimum 5.5 in writing)

54 with minimum 42 in writing

6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in writing)

DUOLINGO ENGLISH TEST

IELTS EQUIVALENT

70+ (minimum 60 in subscores)

4.5 overall (with minimum 4.5 in writing)

75+ (minimum 60 in subscores)

5.0 overall (with 5.0 minimum in writing)

85+ (minimum 70 in subscores)

5.5 overall (with minimum 5.5 in writing)

95+ (minimum 80 in subscores)

6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in writing)

LANGUAGECERT (B1 VERSION) TO INCLUDE SPEAKING TEST

IELTS EQUIVALENT

B1 Achiever (minimum 33 in writing)

4.5 overall (with minimum 4.5 in writing)

B1 Achiever (minimum 39 in writing)

5.0 overall (with 5.0 minimum in writing)

B2 Communicator (minimum 33 in writing)

5.5 overall (with minimum 5.5 in writing)
B2 Communicator (minimum 33 in writing) 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in writing)

NCUK, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Syllabus

IELTS EQUIVALENT

N/A

4.5 overall (with minimum 4.5 in writing)

E (30-39%) minimum 35 in each component

5.0 overall (with 5.0 minimum in writing)

D (40 - 49%) minimum 45 in each component

5.5 overall (with minimum 5.5 in writing)

C (50 - 59%) minimum 55 in each component

6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in writing)

TRINITY

IELTS EQUIVALENT

ISE I with merit all components

4.5 overall (with minimum 4.5 in writing)

ISE II with Passes in all components

5.0 overall (with 5.0 minimum in writing)

ISE II with Passes in all components

5.5 overall (with minimum 5.5 in writing)

ISE II Pass with merit in all components

6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in writing)

CAMBRIDGE CAE CPE

IELTS EQUIVALENT

148

4.5 overall (with minimum 4.5 in writing)

154

5.0 overall (with 5.0 minimum in writing)

162

5.5 overall (with minimum 5.5 in writing)

169

6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in writing)

Contact us

For all pre-sessional enquiries please contact us at: [email protected]