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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
  • a copy of your offer letter from your chosen university (if you will not be studying your degree programme at Reading).

Please email scans of these documents to

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.

Postgraduate Success Programme

If you already have an unconditional offer for postgraduate degree from the University of Reading, you can apply for the Postgraduate Success Programme by contacting with:

  • your student ID number
  • a copy of your degree offer from the University of Reading

We will check your offer and let you know about the next steps of the application process.

For more information, visit the Postgraduate Success Programme page.


Pre-Sessional courses

We have a range of face-to-face or distance learning Pre-Sessional English options to meet your academic English needs.


Combined offers

A combined offer for your degree course and Pre-Sessional English programme may simplify the application process.



Our university accommodation offers you a comfortable place to live, study and relax whilst completing your Pre-sessional English programme.

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