Students on pre-sessional courses
This website answers key questions about students coming to do pre-sessional courses. The information is based on our statement of intent published on 30 July 2008. The information on this site will be updated as home office continues to develop the policy over the next few months.
What is a pre-sessional course?
A pre-sessional course is:
If you have an unconditional offer from a licensed sponsor
If you have an unconditional offer, we will give permission for both courses at the same time if you are doing the pre-sessional course:
If you have a conditional offer from a licensed sponsor
If you only have a conditional offer to do your full-time course, you will need to apply to do the pre-sessional course first. If you successfully finish that course, you should apply for an extension while inside the United Kingdom to continue your studies on your full-time course.
Can I apply?
To be able to travel to the United Kingdom as a student after March 2009, you must pass a points-based assessment and score 40 points before you come. You score:
How much will my application cost?
The student visa application fee is currently £99.
Can I work?
You will be able to work:
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