COVID- 19 UPDATE

Due to the current COVID- 19 pandemic, the Language Centre has made the decision that all its summer pre-sessional programmes will be delivered online. We hope that this decision removes the uncertainty for our students and offers a way for them to be able to prepare for study at the University of Aberdeen in the safety of their own home. For those of you who have already applied for our 10-week and 5- week pre-sessional programmes, you do not need to do anything. 

View the online Pre-Sessional English course information


Our pre-sessional courses offer intensive programmes of study to help you meet your language conditions at the University of Aberdeen.

Advantages of taking these courses include:

  • Successful completion removes the language condition on your offer
  • Extremely high pass rates
  • Prepares you for life and study at Aberdeen University
  • Make friends and meet other international students

Our pre-sessional courses focus on helping you make the transition from IELTS to the real language and skills that you will need for university study, including:

  • Planning and structuring longer pieces of writing
  • Using source material in your own writing
  • Developing strategies and skills for effective academic study
  • Participating in seminars and giving academic presentations