Please click here for a PDF version of the brochure.
1. an offer of degree study from the University of Ulster.
2. a minimum of IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 or another English language qualification accepted by the University of Ulster. Information on these is available on request.
Students who have an offer of degree study from the University and who have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 or equivalent will be requested to attend by email.
Some faculties of the University also require students who have met the entry requirements to attend.
Ulster provides a Transitional Study Skills and Cultural Orientation Module for those students with IELTS 6.0, with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent with an offer for direct entry to degree programmes.
Some faculties of the University require higher IELTS scores. For example, Nursing requires IELTS 7.0 in all four bands.
Students who need these higher scores may also attend.
However, the Pre-sessional programme only tests to the equivalent of IELTS 6.0.
Therefore, these students will have to make private appointments to take an IELTS or TOEFL test. The demand for these is high, and you should apply early to get a place before the Pre-sessional course begins.
The test should be before the end of August. Results usually take two weeks, and must be available in time for enrolment on your degree programme.
Please note: the University of Ulster is not an IELTS/TOEFL test centre.
The following links may be useful to help you arrange the tests:
for IELTS: http//:www.ielts.org/default/aspx
Minimum age for entry: 17 years old
Seven weeks (including Orientation): Monday – Friday x 21 hours per week. There are no classes in evenings or at weekends.
Registered students have free access to the Internet and e-mail and all the library and student IT resources of the University.
Students on the Pre-sessional programme are advised to stay on campus at Jordanstown.
Students attending the Pre-sessional course should circle the type of room they require during this time in the box for Jordanstown campus. Students staying for the forthcoming academic year should find the box on the application form for the campus which they plan to attend (Jordanstown, Coleraine or Magee) and put a tick in the column beside the type of room they will require after the Pre-sessional course is complete.
You will only be charged one booking fee of £100.
You must complete the accommodation application form and return to the accommodation office at Jordanstown by Friday 21st June 2013. Please remember that you must pay for the Pre-sessional accommodation in full before you come to the University. This will guarantee your Pre-sessional accommodation.
A range of social activities is offered. This includes 3 excursions to places of historical and cultural interest in Northern Ireland. The cost for each of these excursions is approximately £15 per student.
An International Assistant organises further activities on some evenings. In addition, there are numerous sports facilities on campus, including basketball, football, squash, table tennis etc.
|Students with a UK visa must enter the country via a UK airport|
The University provides free buses on 29th and 30th July to the campuses from the two airports in Belfast:
If you want to use the free buses, then you must let us have the following information in advance by completing and forwarding the arrival form:
• the date you will be arriving in Belfast (29th or 30th July)
• the time of your flight arrival
• your flight number
There will be someone to meet you at the airport and direct you to the buses. You will get the keys to your accommodation when you arrive at the campus (see Accommodation section above).
Please complete the arrival form and return by Friday 5th July 2013.
We strongly advise you to look at the International Student webpage. This is a very useful site, and you can find answers to many of the questions you might have, for example on visas, accommodation, health care, etc.
Ms Nuala Bryson
The International Department
University of Ulster
Cromore Road, COLERAINE
Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Tel: +44 (0)28 7012 4383
Fax: +44(0) 28 7012 4383