Pre-sessional: entry requirements

A pre-sessional class at the University of ReadingOur Pre-sessional Programme is aimed at students who already have a basic level of English. There are minimum English language requirements that have been set by the UK government.

If you need a visa, you have to provide proof of your language level with a Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate. The most well-known tests are IELTS, and these are the minimum scores you need to achieve in either one of these to enter the Pre-sessional Programme. 

Language test Minimum score for entry to the Pre-sessional Programme
IELTS At least 4.0 in every language skill
(i.e. Listening 4.0, Reading 4.0, Writing 4.0, Speaking 4.0)

There are a number of other approved tests that we accept, so if you are unsure whether you meet the minimum entry requirements, or have another kind of English language test certificate that you think may be accepted, please email psadmissions@reading.ac.uk or phone +44 118 378 8341 for advice.

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