Applying for the Pre-sessional

Applying for the Pre-sessional

Whether you are an Agent or a student, please read these instructions carefully. If you do not apply in time, or do not give us the right information, we may not be able to accept you on the course.

In particular please note the following:

  1. Visa applications take time and regulations may change (see below): please allow plenty of time for this.
  2. Please give us all the information we need as soon as possible, e.g. all relevant English test scores, so that we can process your application quickly.
  3. Please tell us of any changes to your details such as a new passport number or if your academic offer has become unconditional.
  4. Please inform us as soon as possible of any delays, or if you are withdrawing from the course (see below).

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the online application form (see the links on the right of this page). Application deadlines are normally two months before the beginning of the course: this is to allow enough time for processing your application and your visa. Please check the deadlines for applications on the course information pages (see the links on the left of this page).


Track Your Application

Log in to Admissions Self Service to track your application, upload additional documents or accept you offer. You will have been sent your login details by email.

We would advise that you refresh your browser by clearing your browsing history and cookies before trying to access Admissions Self Service.


Late Arrival

If flights are delayed latecomers may be accepted, however there is no reduction in the course fee. You must inform the office of your expected arrival date. You may not be accepted onto the course if you do not do this. Normally, students must arrive at the English for Academic Study office by the 1.00pm on Wednesday of the first week (unless we have given permission for a different start date).


 Visa Requirements & Proof of English Language Level
It is a visa requirement to provide information on your level of English based on an internationally recognised and secure English language test. A list of these can be found on the UK Visa & Immigration website. If you have never taken one of these tests before, you can get an initial idea of your level by using the Common European Framework self-assessment grid which gives you a level for each skill (e.g. listening B1/writing B2 etc.) However, please note that this is not a secure English language test and it is not sufficient evidence of your level of English for visa requirements. See the links section on the right side of this page.

Applicants should be aware that we will refuse their application if we have evidence that a false document has been submitted - even if the false document is not relevant to the application and even if the applicant is unaware that the document is false. A false document includes: a genuine document which has been altered or tampered with; a counterfeit document (one that is completely false); a genuine document that is being used by an impostor; a genuine document which has been fraudulently obtained or issued; or a genuine document which contains a falsified or counterfeit visa / endorsement. Information about applications refused because of false documentation may be shared by us with other University of Glasgow departments or with UKVI and could jeopardise future applications to study in the UK.

For other questions, see our Pre-sessional FAQs page.