This programme which takes place before the start of your first term will help you improve your level of English, and successful completion allows you to progress to the Foundation Pathways without retaking another English language test. It’s also a great way of preparing for student life at the University.
You will benefit from a high level of support, with an average of 19 hours of classes per week and regular tutorials. The programme is taught by our specialist English for International Students Unit (EISU), which provides language and study skills programmes for all international students at the University. All its teachers have extensive experience in teaching English for Academic Purposes.
A varied social programme is also included to help you make friends and feel at home in Birmingham.
A recent British Council accreditation review has rated the standard of English language teaching at the University of Birmingham as being outstanding, placing us as one of the best providers of English language teaching in the HE sector.
We offer foundation presessional programmes for both a September and January start date.