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Pre-sessional English Language Programme (PREP)

Attendance mode
Start date(s)
April, June, July
20, 10 or 6 weeks
City Campus

UK and international students can apply

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto the PREP, you should already have a conditional offer of study for a degree course at the University of Bradford.

We offer a number of different PREP courses depending on your current level and the required IELTS level for your course – see the entry requirements here.

Which visa should I apply for?

Student Visa Route

If you have a minimum overall IELTS score of 4.0 (with no sub-tests less than 4.0), you should apply for a student visa. You can obtain a visa that covers both your English language course and degree programme. However, you must successfully complete the PREP in order to be able to start your degree programme. 

If you successfully complete the PREP, you may apply in the UK for the student visa required for your degree course, as long as there is no more than 3 months in between courses. The length of time between the end of your current visa and the start of your new course must not be more than 28 days.

Visa advice

For more detailed visa information and contact details for the Visa Support Team, please visit our Visas website.

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This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.