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International College at Robert Gordon University

Undergraduate Pre-Sessional English

Contact admissions@ic.rgu.ac.uk for more information our the ICRGU Pre-Sessional English programmes. 


The language of instruction at ICRGU is English. To attain entry into the undergraduate programmes, you must be able to demonstrate you have a suitable level of English proficiency

ICRGU offer 20 to 25 hours a week of English language classes, for either ten or thirteen weeks directly before each academic intake for students who do not meet the English language requirements as listed on our academic requirements page.

Successful completion of the English language course will guarantee you a place on your chosen academic course. Your student route visa covers the full duration of your English and academic studies through to graduation from Robert Gordon University.

By completing the English language course, you will:

  • Increase your understanding

  • Improve your pronunciation, grammatical skills and reading comprehension

  • Develop a broad, academically useful vocabulary

  • Become confidence at public speaking and delivering presentations

  • Build on your writing skills for essays, reports and assignments


Pre-sessional English language requirements


13 week pre-sessional English
Leading to undergraduate intake

IELTS for UKV or IELTS Academic

Minimum 4.5 (minimum in each band 4.0)


13 weeks



10 week pre-sessional English
Leading to undergraduate intake

IELTS for UKVI or IELTS Academic

Minimum 5.0 (minimum in each band 4.5)

Health Sciences: 5.5 (with no band below 5)


10 weeks








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Such increases may reflect increases in the Consumer Price Index; increases resulting from changes in any applicable taxation; 
changes by regulatory, professional or academic bodies; and ensuring parity with Partner University tuition fees. The College will give as much 
notice as possible of any such Tuition Fee changes. The College has no control over or responsibility for fees payable to third parties, which 
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