Applying for a pre-sessional: studying at a different university

Our pre-sessional courses are also open to applicants that have applied to degree courses at other UK universities, or who have not yet applied for a degree course.

Applications for our pre-sessional courses for 2021/22 entry are now open.

Courses and applications

If you have applied to another university, you will need to check with them to see if they will accept our pre-sessional course as a way of meeting their English language entry requirements. All courses, entry requirements and application forms are listed below.

Contact us

International Pathway College
ipc-presessional@york.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1904 321500

Online pre-sessional courses

10-week course applications

English language pre-sessional course and application formYour main degree entry requirementPre-sessional entry requirement
10-week English language pre-sessional for Arts and Humanities (Level 7)
  • IELTS 6.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 55, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 169, with no less than 162 in each component
  • TOEFL: 79, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 100, minimum 90 in all other components
10-week English language pre-sessional for Arts and Humanities (Level 6.5)
  • IELTS 6.0

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.5, with no less than 5.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 51, with no less than 46 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 162, with no less than 154 in each component
  • TOEFL: 72, with a minimum of 15 in Listening, 14 in Reading, 19 in Speaking and 16 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 90, minimum 80 in all other components
10-week English language pre-sessional for Arts and Humanities (Level 6)
  • IELTS 5.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.0, with no less than 4.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 46, with no less than 41 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 154, with no less than 147 in each component
  • TOEFL: 63, with a minimum of 12 in Listening, 9 in Reading, 18 in Speaking and 15 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 80, minimum 70 in all other components

15-week course applications

English language pre-sessional course and application formYour main degree entry requirementPre-sessional entry requirement
15-week English language pre-sessional for Arts and Humanities (Level 7)
  • IELTS 6.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.5, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 51, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 162, with no less than 162 in each component
  • TOEFL: 72, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 90, minimum 90 in all other components
15-week English language pre-sessional for Arts and Humanities (Level 6.5)
  • IELTS 6.0

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.0, with no less than 5.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 46, with no less than 46 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 154, with no less than 154 in each component
  • TOEFL: 63, with a minimum of 15 in Listening, 14 in Reading, 19 in Speaking and 16 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 80, minimum 80 in all other components
15-week English language pre-sessional for Arts and Humanities (Level 6)
  • IELTS 5.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 4.5, with no less than 4.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 41, with no less than 41 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 147, with no less than 147 in each component
  • TOEFL: 54, with a minimum of 12 in Listening, 9 in Reading, 18 in Speaking and 15 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo:70, minimum 70 in all other components

20-week course applications

English language pre-sessional course and application formYour main degree entry requirementPre-sessional entry requirement
20-week English language pre-sessional for Arts and Humanities (Level 7)
  • IELTS 6.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.5, with no less than 5.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 51, with no less than 46 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 162, with no less than 154 in each component
  • TOEFL: 72, with a minimum of 15 in Listening, 14 in Reading, 19 in Speaking and 16 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 90, minimum 80 in all other components
20-week English language pre-sessional for Arts and Humanities (Level 6.5)
  • IELTS 6.0

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.0, with no less than 4.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 46, with no less than 41 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 154, with no less than 147 in each component
  • TOEFL: 63, with a minimum of 12 in Listening, 9 in Reading, 18 in Speaking and 15 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 80, minimum 70 in all other components
20-week English language pre-sessional for Arts and Humanities (Level 6)
  • IELTS 5.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 4.5, with no less than 4.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 41, with no less than 36 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 147, with no less than 142 in each component
  • TOEFL: 54, with a minimum of 9 in Listening, 4 in Reading, 16 in Speaking and 13 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 70, minimum 60 in all other components

10-week course applications

English language pre-sessional course and application formYour main degree entry requirementPre-sessional entry requirement
10-week English language pre-sessional for Social Sciences (Level 7)
  • IELTS 6.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 55, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 169, with no less than 162 in each component
  • TOEFL: 79, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 100, minimum 90 in all other components
10-week English language pre-sessional for Social Sciences (Level 6.5)
  • IELTS 6.0

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.5, with no less than 5.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 51, with no less than 46 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 162, with no less than 154 in each component
  • TOEFL: 72, with a minimum of 15 in Listening, 14 in Reading, 19 in Speaking and 16 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 90, minimum 80 in all other components
10-week English language pre-sessional for Social Sciences (Level 6.0)
  • IELTS 5.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.0, with no less than 4.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 46, with no less than 41 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 154, with no less than 147 in each component
  • TOEFL: 63, with a minimum of 12 in Listening, 9 in Reading, 18 in Speaking and 15 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 80, minimum 70 in all other components

15-week course applications

English language pre-sessional course and application formYour main degree entry requirementPre-sessional entry requirement
15-week English language pre-sessional for Social Sciences (Level 7)
  • IELTS 6.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.5, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 51, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 162, with no less than 162 in each component
  • TOEFL: 72, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 90, minimum 90 in all other components
15-week English language pre-sessional for Social Sciences (Level 6.5)
  • IELTS 6.0

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.0, with no less than 5.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 46, with no less than 46 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 154, with no less than 154 in each component
  • TOEFL: 63, with a minimum of 15 in Listening, 14 in Reading, 19 in Speaking and 16 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 80, minimum 80 in all other components
15-week English language pre-sessional for Social Sciences (Level 6.0)
  • IELTS 5.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 4.5, with no less than 4.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 41, with no less than 41 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 147, with no less than 147 in each component
  • TOEFL: 54, with a minimum of 12 in Listening, 9 in Reading, 18 in Speaking and 15 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo:70, minimum 70 in all other components

20-week course applications

English language pre-sessional course and application formYour main degree entry requirementPre-sessional entry requirement
20-week English language pre-sessional for Social Sciences (Level 7)
  • IELTS 6.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.5, with no less than 5.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 51, with no less than 46 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 162, with no less than 154 in each component
  • TOEFL: 72, with a minimum of 15 in Listening, 14 in Reading, 19 in Speaking and 16 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 90, minimum 80 in all other components
20-week English language pre-sessional for Social Sciences (Level 6.5)
  • IELTS 6.0

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.0, with no less than 4.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 46, with no less than 41 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 154, with no less than 147 in each component
  • TOEFL: 63, with a minimum of 12 in Listening, 9 in Reading, 18 in Speaking and 15 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 80, minimum 70 in all other components
20-week English language pre-sessional for Social Sciences (Level 6.0)
  • IELTS 5.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 4.5, with no less than 4.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 41, with no less than 36 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 147, with no less than 142 in each component
  • TOEFL: 54, with a minimum of 9 in Listening, 4 in Reading, 16 in Speaking and 13 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 70, minimum 60 in all other components

10-week course applications

English language pre-sessional course and application formYour main degree entry requirementPre-sessional entry requirement
10-week English language pre-sessional for Sciences, Engineering and Maths (Level 7)
  • IELTS 6.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 55, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 169, with no less than 162 in each component
  • TOEFL: 79, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 100, minimum 90 in all other components
10-week English language pre-sessional for Sciences, Engineering and Maths (Level 6.5)
  • IELTS 6.0

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.5, with no less than 5.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 51, with no less than 46 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 162, with no less than 154 in each component
  • TOEFL: 72, with a minimum of 15 in Listening, 14 in Reading, 19 in Speaking and 16 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 90, minimum 80 in all other components
10-week English language pre-sessional for Sciences, Engineering and Maths (Level 6)
  • IELTS 5.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.0, with no less than 4.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 46, with no less than 41 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 154, with no less than 147 in each component
  • TOEFL: 63, with a minimum of 12 in Listening, 9 in Reading, 18 in Speaking and 15 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 80, minimum 70 in all other components

15-week course applications

English language pre-sessional course and application formYour main degree entry requirementPre-sessional entry requirement
15-week English language pre-sessional for Sciences, Engineering and Maths (Level 7)
  • IELTS 6.5

One of the following approved tests:

 

  • IELTS: 5.5, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 51, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 162, with no less than 162 in each component
  • TOEFL: 72, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 90, minimum 90 in all other components
15-week English language pre-sessional for Sciences, Engineering and Maths (Level 6.5)
  • IELTS 6.0

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.0, with no less than 5.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 46, with no less than 46 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 154, with no less than 154 in each component
  • TOEFL: 63, with a minimum of 15 in Listening, 14 in Reading, 19 in Speaking and 16 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 80, minimum 80 in all other components
15-week English language pre-sessional for Sciences, Engineering and Maths (Level 6)
  • IELTS 5.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 4.5, with no less than 4.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 41, with no less than 41 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 147, with no less than 147 in each component
  • TOEFL: 54, with a minimum of 12 in Listening, 9 in Reading, 18 in Speaking and 15 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 70, minimum 70 in all other components

20-week course applications

English language pre-sessional course and application formYour main degree entry requirementPre-sessional entry requirement
20-week English language pre-sessional for Sciences, Engineering and Maths (Level 7)
  • IELTS 6.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.5, with no less than 5.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 51, with no less than 46 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 162, with no less than 154 in each component
  • TOEFL: 72, with a minimum of 15 in Listening, 14 in Reading, 19 in Speaking and 16 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 90, minimum 80 in all other components
20-week English language pre-sessional for Sciences, Engineering and Maths (Level 6.5)
  • IELTS 6.0

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.0, with no less than 4.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 46, with no less than 41 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 154, with no less than 147 in each component
  • TOEFL: 63, with a minimum of 12 in Listening, 9 in Reading, 18 in Speaking and 15 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 80, minimum 70 in all other components
20-week English language pre-sessional for Sciences, Engineering and Maths (Level 6)
  • IELTS 5.5

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 4.5, with no less than 4.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 41, with no less than 36 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 147, with no less than 142 in each component
  • TOEFL: 54, with a minimum of 9 in Listening, 4 in Reading, 16 in Speaking and 13 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 70, minimum 60 in all other components

Contact us

International Pathway College
ipc-presessional@york.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1904 321500