6-week programme in Thailand

BRIT Language Centre

On-campus 6-week pre-sessional – Bangkok, Thailand

BRIT Language Centre is an approved learning partner of Heriot-Watt University and will be running its 6-week pre-sessional portfolio course in Bangkok. The course programme and outcomes are identical to those of the course run at Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh campus.

If you are close to meeting or you have met the English condition for your degree, this very intensive course can top up your language proficiency and raise your awareness of the way you will be expected to study in English.

The course will take place in classrooms at the Brit Language Centre and is not an online programme.

Dates and fees

Portfolio Pre-Sessional English Programme


Start Date

End Date

Deadline for applications

6 weeks/weekdays

16 May

24 June

29 April (Friday)

11 weeks/weekend

11 June

19 Aug

20 May (Friday)

6 weeks/weekdays

11 July

19 Aug

17 June (Friday)

11 weeks/weekend

17 Sep

25 Nov

26 August (Friday)

6 weeks/weekdays

17 Oct

25 Nov

23 September (Friday)

  • Location: Brit Language Centre, Bangkok
  • Fee: 98,000 Baht

Entry requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 with no skill lower than 5.0 (UG);
  • IELTS 5.5 with no skill lower than 5.5 (PG)
  • MSc Translating and Interpreting unconditional offer for the postgraduate degree

Benefits of studying in Thailand

  • No need to take a secure English language test (SELT) at an approved centre
  • Save on visa extensions, accommodation and living costs in the UK
  • If unsuccessful in achieving the required grade, there is still time to retake IELTS 
  • Progression results can be used to satisfy the English language condition at a variety of Scottish universities (ask for details).


The assessment on the pre-sessional programme comprises a mix of coursework (50%) and exams (50%). Achieving an overall grade C (50%) across your assessments enables you to progress to your degree at Heriot-Watt University.

Other institutions accept the outcomes for the Heriot-Watt pre-sessional course. Please check with the administrator for the university and degree you wish to study.

Assessment for the portfolio pre-sessional course is:

  • Tutorial discussion (15%)
  • Individual poster interaction (20%)
  • Research project (20%)
  • Engagement and reflection (10%)
  • Listening exam (15%)
  • Writing exam (20%)

How to apply

Find out how to apply for a pre-sessional academic English course.

For help with your application, contact the BRIT Language Centre: