Presessional English courses for international students Back to 'Undergraduate courses' Presessional courses are designed for students who wish to improve their knowledge of spoken and written English in preparation for academic study at the University of Birmingham. Students with conditional offers have the option of attending one of these courses instead of retaking IELTS. Presessional courses are only open to students who hold a University offer. Undergraduate students with conditional offers Students from Chinese Partner Universities who are studying Economics or Enginnering can apply to study on an intensive 6-week EAP for undergraduates programme. All undergraduate students can apply to study on the English for Academic Purposes Presessional. Foundation students with offers to study on the BFA Students with offers (conditional or unconditional) to study at the Birmingham Foundation Academy can apply to study on our BFA Presessional English course. Courses for students with unconditional offers Students with unconditional offers can apply to study on our 4-week intensive course. International entry requirements We welcome candidates with a range of overseas qualifications. See our international requirements for undergraduate entry and for postgraduate entry to find out more.