Students who have a conditional or unconditional offer at RGU may be eligible for the pre-sessional English Programme.
The programme is only available to full-time international students whose first language is not English and who have an offer for a postgraduate or undergraduate degree course at RGU. It will also benefit students who have met the English language requirement for their chosen course at Robert Gordon University. Students in this category can apply to join the 5 week programme*.
If you have not applied for one of our degree programmes but are interested in hearing from us about the Pre-Sessional English Programme and what it's like to be a student at RGU, we’d still love to hear from you! You can get in touch by completing the PSP registration form
- Tuition fees for the programme include tuition, course materials, access to the library and internet, meet and greet service on arrival, summer social programme and end of course event
- Students will be taught on Robert Gordon University campus in Aberdeen
- Students will gain student status from day one, giving them a head start in getting to know the City, campus and their new home, whilst developing their language skills, increasing confidence and exposure to the language whilst studying in the UK
- Undergraduate students who successfully complete the Pre-sessional English Programme and meet the required grades to progress to the first or second year of the undergraduate degree course, will receive a tuition fee discount of £3000 towards the first year of undergraduate study
- Postgraduate students who successfully complete the Pre-sessional English Programme and meet the required grades to progress to the Masters programme, will receive a tuition fee discount of £2000 towards the tuition fee of the postgraduate course.
- Access to a wide range of university accommodation
Dates to be confirmed.
- Our Autumn PSP is for students who have an offer to start their MSc in January 2020
- If you already meet the English requirement but feel like some intensive English teaching would benefit your studies you could do the 5 week programme.
- You will require a result from an approved SELT testing centre – such as IELTS, TOEFL iBt or Pearsons PTE
- If you require a visa to study in the UK you will complete this PSP on a Short Term Study Visa and return home at the end of the English course to secure your Tier 4 visa – we will help you with this!
- The Student Admissions Service will make you an automatic offer for PSP in with your main MSc offer – if you did not receive this let us know by emailing email@example.com
- Postgraduate students who successfully complete the Pre-sessional English Programme and meet the required grades to progress to the Masters Programme, will receive the ‘RGU English Language Scholar Award worth £2500’* towards the tuition fee of the postgraduate course.
*The RGU English Language Scholar Award is not available to students from RGU Partner Institutions.
What else do you need to know?
There will be RGU and private accommodation available for you across Aberdeen all within close proximity to either Aberdeen city centre or the university campus. If you prefer to stay in RGU accommodation we can guarantee you a room within our City Centre Woolmanhill complex with a reduced rate of 25% for the duration of your PSP Programme.
As with our summer PSP programme there will be an airport pick up service available for you on arrival into Aberdeen International Airport. To request this service please complete the Meet and Greet Request Form.
If you have not yet applied for one of our degree programmes and would like to hear more about the Pre-Sessional English Programme, as well as what it is like to be a student at RGU and scholarship opportunities, then please fill out this form