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International - Overview

Here you'll find all you need to know about applying to AUB as an international student.

English Language

We offer a range of English Language support for international students, both in preparation for and during their time at AUB. If you're unsure whether you need an English Language test to study with us or would like to know what of test you need to take, check out our English Language requirements.

If you’re applying to study with us but don’t think you will meet your chosen course’s minimum English Language requirements, you might qualify for one of our Pre-sessional English courses.

Current AUB students can enjoy a range of English language help, free of charge. Our team of English for Academic Purposes tutors offer one to one sessions, group tutorials and workshops throughout the year.

Pre-sessional English Courses

Our Pre-sessional English and Academic Skills courses are for International and EU students who need to meet our minimum English Language requirements or are looking to improve their study skills before starting their main course. The courses will improve your capability and confidence in using English language in your studies.

Currently, we're only able to offer Pre-sessional courses for students applying to study at both BA and MA level. For both study levels, we provide an 11 (6+5) week and a 5-week option. The course that you need to study will depend on how much you need to improve your English language before beginning your main course of study.

The course is fully online and includes live video-based sessions with tutors and classmates. As a result, to join you'll need a computing device (ideally a PC, laptop, or tablet) with a camera and microphone. Your internet connection should be stable and strong enough to support live video communications.

If you have any questions about our Pre-sessional courses, please contact us by emailing:


11 (6+5) week course: Monday 14 June – Friday 17 September

  • Stage 1 (6 weeks): Monday 14 June – Friday 23 July
  • Stage 2 (5 weeks): Monday 16 August – Friday 17 September

5-week course: Monday 16 August – Friday 17 September

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BA 11 (6+5) week

This course is split between 6-week stage and 5-week stage, both of which focus on Academic English and Skills for Undergraduate students

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BA 5 week

The 5-week Pre-sessional course focuses on Academic English and Skills within an arts-based context

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MA 11 (6+5) week

This course is split between a 6-week stage and a 5-week stage, both of which focus on Academic English and Skills for Postgraduate students

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MA 5 week

The MA 5-week Pre-sessional course focuses on Academic English and Skills within an arts-based context

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How to book a Pre-sessional Course

Find out how to book onto our Pre-sessional courses

English Support for Current Students

Studying at university is an exciting challenge. To help you succeed in your academic studies, AUB has a team of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) tutors who can help you develop your academic language and study skills if you use English as an additional language.

EAP support is available to all AUB students who have English as an additional language. It can help you improve your English language and study skills through the following:

You can book these personalised tutorials for academic-related support with essay planning, structuring and use of academic language as well as study skills advice and guidance on, for example, time management, research, organisation and presentation skills.

These tutorials offer the opportunity to work with other students from the same course and year as you. They provide academic language and skills support. During these tutorials, you are also encouraged to develop and practise your communication skills.

These take place throughout the academic year and are open to all EU and international students at AUB. They focus on essential academic skills including:

  • Assignment writing skills
  • Referencing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Research and reading skills
  • Discussion skills

In-sessional Academic Skills Upgrade is designed to help you refresh, practise and develop your academic English skills. There are four separate modules: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Study Abroad English Courses

This course provides intensive, individualised English support for students studying a BA over the duration of one to three terms. The classes aim to develop general English skills, allowing students to practise their speaking, listening, reading and writing in a supportive, small group setting.

In-Sessional Academic Skills and Language Course

Academic language is no-ones first language and whether you have English as a first, second or even third language, this programme will help you develop the confidence to succeed in your AUB studies.

Each term we offer classes twice a week. We will focus on the same theme in both classes, so choose the day that suits you.

Timetable for new sessions coming soon.

To book your place, fill in the form below. We'll be in touch with further details.

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We're here to guide you through the process of becoming an International AUB student from the start and end of your course
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Your Country/Region

Coming to AUB from an international country can be confusing, but our country representatives are here to give you a helping hand
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We have a large number of scholarships available that can be awarded for every year of studies
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Visas and immigration

If you are coming to study at AUB and need to apply for a student visa, here's everything you need to know
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Contact us

Please contact the International team if you have any concerns about studying in the UK