A UK university can seem daunting, especially to someone who has never been to the country before. That’s why the University of Warwick have a range of courses on offer to make the transition easier. Available courses include the Pre-University Summer School (PRESS), Warwick Summer School (WSS), Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSE), and the International Foundation Programme (IFP). All students are fully integrated into campus, its facilities and everything being a full-time student at Warwick has to offer.
The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s highest ranked universities. The Russell Group university is named as one of the UK’s top 10 universities in the Guardian University Guide 2022 and Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2022. It is the 20th most international university in the world (Times Higher Education 2021) and the UK’s best university for teaching quality as well (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022).
Programmes to Inspire you for study
The University of Warwick’s Pre-University Summer School gives a short, yet excellent taste of what life is like at university.
Chaney Lau from Hong Kong shares “I was undecided on what courses I wanted to study and afraid of being unfamiliar with university life,” she says. “Here, having the opportunity to learn from brilliant professors and stay in one of the student halls, I got first-hand experience of studying and living at Warwick.”
The nine nights on Warwick’s beautiful self-contained campus offer an unforgettable experience. Participants live together with student ambassadors, explore two courses taught by leading academics in two of Warwick’s top departments (“Economics and Finance” or “A Taste of Social Sciences”) , and join personal development sessions as well as social and cultural activities.
Italian national Carlo Novello describes his Pre-University Summer School experience as an unforgettable experience… “If you are not sure about your future, this is what you are looking for. Only if you try living for 10 days in a university world, you can understand your passions and be responsible for your future choices!”
Renowned academics, courses that boost your core knowledge, trips to London, exciting social and evening programmes, value for money, and a lifetime of memories are some of the key reasons why over 98% of WSS alumni would recommend Warwick to their friends.
Throughout the three weeks, WSS students can join many engaging events, such as a tour of campus and a three-course welcome dinner. What’s more, they can attend guest lectures from Nobel Prize winners and choose one course of study for in-depth learning such as Psychology, Data Science and Leadership, and immerse themselves in British culture.
“The programme was amazing, combining fun and knowledge with great support staff and teachers that made sure we felt included. From the staff to the students and activities, everything was brilliant. The guest speakers taught us a lot, and the lectures delivered were very engaging,” recalls Warwick Summer School (WSS) alum Renata from Portugal.
The WSS is truly international, attracting self-driven and intellectually curious students, with students from 62 countries visiting Warwick in 2017/18.
“It’s the first time leaving my country and I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and gain credit whilst doing it. I’ve met people from places I’ve never been myself, so it’s nice to get different perspectives,” says another WSS graduate.
Programme Designed to Prepare you for Study
For those who want the best possible start to their undergraduate studies, the International Foundation Programme (IFP) lets them choose from 10 academic courses to prepare for a range of specific degree programmes. Alongside students from more than 30 countries around the world, they will receive Intensive Academic English tuition (tailored to each discipline area) and have full access to all university facilities, including the Library, Sports Hub and more than 300 student-run societies and sports clubs.
Help is available every step of the way. Students get advice and guidance while applying to their dream universities, with guaranteed conditional offers for a wide range of Warwick undergraduate programmes available too.
Programmes Designed to Empower You
For those whose first language is not English and hold an offer from the University, they can consider joining the Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSE). Completed in six or ten weeks, this course – a combination of academic English learning and study skills – helps students prepare better for their future university studies while meeting their specific course’s English language requirements.
To gain insight into university study or transition to a substantive degree programme at the University of Warwick, learn more about Warwick Foundation Studies.
There are various discounts available for both Summer School programmes. If you apply for WSS before 30 April 2022, you will benefit from a 10% early bird tuition fee discount and if you apply before 31 May 2022 for PRESS, there is a 15% tuition fee discount available.