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    Gain the academic and English language skills you need to study at a UK university

How to apply

Apply now for the Pre-sessional English (PSE) programme at Reading and develop your language and study skills for university study in the UK.

If you have an academic offer

You will need to provide:

  • copies of your English language certificate/s: IELTS/TOEFL. (If you need a visa to study in the UK, your IELTS exam must be UKVI)
  • a copy of the identification page of your passport.
  • if you will not be studying your degree programme at Reading, please include a copy of your offer letter from your chosen university.

Send these documents to us:

  • either – by emailing scans of these documents to
  • or – by posting copies to:
    Pre-sessional Admissions
    Miller Building
    University of Reading
    RG6 6AB

If you do not have an academic offer

Please email to request an application form.

Help with your application

For help and advice before you apply for the Pre-sessional course, please contact the Pre-sessional Admissions Office by email at or by telephoning +44 118 378 5289. Office hours are 08:30–16:30 UK time.

Find out how to reach your target

The programme involves study blocks that start on different dates throughout the year and you can enrol on as many study blocks as you need to reach your target English language level.

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