Presessional Academic English Programme

Get high-quality, tailored preparation for your university course, improve your English, learn about British culture and start experiencing life at University of the Arts London.

Presessional is a specialist academic English programme designed to help you to progress onto your main course of study at UAL. There are different types of Presessional programme with different entry points depending on how much English language preparation you need to get started at UAL. 

Please note: Applications for 19 week, 13 week, 9 week Presessional and Pre-Foundation English are now closed.* 

Please read our FAQs if you have any queries about your 9 week Presessional application status: 9 week Presessional applications FAQs (17 KB)

There are some places available on our Unconditional Presessional, if you hold an unconditional offer to study at UAL. We advise early application to avoid disappointment. Before submitting your application please ensure you have read and understood the application guidance:

To apply for Presessional you must first accept your UAL main course offer via the applicant portal. After you have done this you will be able to apply for the relevant Presessional course via the links in your applicant portal.

*Please note: applications for Presessional for conditional offers for 19 week, 13 week, 9 week Presessional and Pre-Foundation English are now closed. 9 week Presessional and Pre-Foundation English applications had to close before the application deadline due to the large number of applications which we received. The applications are now being processed and we will be in touch with information soon. Please also note that submitting an application does not mean that you have successfully booked a place on the course. We will notify you of the outcome of your application by email. 

  • Pre-Foundation English

    English language preparation for students beginning a Foundation Diploma or Level 3 Introduction course at UAL

  • EPIC

    An intensive English exam preparation course for students who are unable to join Presessional but have a conditional offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate course at UAL.