Pre-sessional English courses
The University of Essex International College (a Kaplan International Pathways Partner) offers a range of Pre-Sessional English (PSE) courses, which you may choose to take before you start your main course of study. These programmes aim to support applicants to achieve the English language conditions of their offer and/or improve academic study skills commonly used in the UK.
These programmes are available to take on campus in the UK.
If you need to improve your English you will need to hold a Secure English Language Test (SELT).
If you meet the eligibility criteria, we will issue you a single CAS to cover both your PSE and your main course of study.
Where we are not able to issue you with a single CAS to cover both your PSE course and main course, you will be considered for a CAS for your PSE course only (to be issued by Kaplan). Once you have successfully completed your PSE, the University will issue a CAS to cover your degree course, if eligible, and you will need to make a new Student route application to cover this period of study. You will be able to make this application inside the UK provided you are eligible.
We also offer Chinese residents the opportunity to study Pre-Session English language programmes with our partners in China.
To study with our partners in China a SELT is not required, but applicants must hold an acceptable English language test.
We will issue you a CAS for your main course programme once we receive confirmation that you have successfully completed your PSE programme with our partners in China and your offer is unconditional.
Further information regarding our Pre-Sessional English courses can be found on our PSE webpage.
When you can expect to receive your CAS
Your myEssex applicant portal contains a CAS tracker. You will be able to monitor the progress of your CAS by logging into your portal and viewing the CAS tracker found in the ‘Applying’ tab.
Issuing your CAS is not an immediate process and it can take some time for us to thoroughly check all information and ensure you are eligible for sponsorship.
You should regularly check your emails for updates from us, and reply to any information requests as soon as possible. Once we have issued your CAS, you will receive an email to let you know that your CAS statement is available to view in your myEssex portal.
As a sponsored student (immigration), you will have many responsibilities both to us and the Home Office. Please ensure you are aware of what your responsibilities are.