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Entry requirements, fees, start dates and length of study

Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes English language entry requirements

The entry requirements for our Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes courses are based on your most recent Secure English Language Test (SELT) scores and the English language requirements for the degree course you plan to study at Sheffield Hallam University.

Examples of SELTs accepted by Sheffield Hallam University are IELTS for UKVI and Pearson PTE Academic UVKI. These are the only qualifications that can be used in applications for a Student Visa to study a Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes courses at Sheffield Hallam University.

Course start dates and fees

We offer a range of start dates for our Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes courses. Your start date depends on the English language requirements for your degree and your current Secure English Language Test (SELT) score.

Please see your Sheffield Hallam University degree offer letter for information on deposits, payments of fees, and the refund policy.

Select the start date of your degree course from the options below to view the relevant pre-sessional English courses:

Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes courses

For undergraduate and postgraduate courses starting in September/October 2021

Please note: These courses will no longer be delivered face-to-face due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We are offering seven, twelve and fifteen week online courses.

IELTS for UKVI score required by your SHU degree Course length Minimum Entry Score (IELTS for UKVI) Course dates Fees
6.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 15 weeks online 4.5 (minimum of 4.5 in each skill) 04/05/2021–13/08/2021
£4,650
6.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 12 weeks online 5.0 (minimum of 4.5 in each skill)
24/05/2021–13/08/2021
£3,100
6.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 7 weeks online 5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 28/06/2021–13/08/2021
£1,550
6.5 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 15 weeks online 5.0 (minimum of 4.5 in each skill) 04/05/2021–13/08/2021 £4,650
6.5 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 12 weeks online 5.5 (minimum of 4.5 in each skill) 24/05/2021–13/08/2021 £3,100
6.5 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 7 weeks online 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 28/06/2021–13/08/2021 £1,550
7.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 15 weeks online 5.5 (minimum of 4.5 in each skill) 04/05/2021–13/08/2021 £4,650
7.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 12 weeks online 6.0 (minimum of 4.5 in each skill) 24/05/2021–13/08/2021 £3,100
7.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 7 weeks online 6.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 28/06/2021–13/08/2021 £1,550


For undergraduate and postgraduate courses starting in January/February 2022

Please note: These courses will be delivered face-to-face in Sheffield.

IELTS for UKVI score required by your SHU degree Course length Minimum Entry Score (IELTS for UKVI) Course dates Fees
6.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 10 weeks 5.0 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 04/10/21–10/12/21 £3,100
6.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 5 weeks 5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 08/11/21–10/12/21 £1,550
6.5 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 10 weeks 5.5 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 04/10/21–10/12/21 £3,100
6.5 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 5 weeks 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 08/11/21–10/12/21 £1,550
7.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 10 weeks 6.0 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 04/10/21–10/12/21 £3,100
7.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 5 weeks 6.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 08/11/21–10/12/21 £1,550

Find out more

To find out more, including information on how to apply for one of the intakes detailed above, please visit about our Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course page.

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