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Certificate in Pre-Sessional English

This programme is for students who have already qualified for entry to their programme of study but don’t meet the English language requirement for Bachelor, or Master study.

This is a one-semester intensive English language improvement programme which also builds skills needed for studing in an English-speaking college.

Duration: 1 semester

Start Dates: Mid-January* or Late May each year.

Qualification Received: NFQ Level 6 Certificate (30 ECTS)

English Entry Requirement:

  • IELTS 5.0 for progression onto a Level 7 Ordinary Bachelor Degree
  • IELTS 5.5 for progression onto a Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree
  • IELTS 6.0 for progression onto a Level 9 Masters programme 

Tuition Fees: €2,000 (scholarships available)

Progression Pathway: completion of this programme will enable students to progress to an undergraduate or postgraduate programme at DkIT, unless already pre-qualified for Bachelor degree.

Programme Outline:

    • Information Technology Skills (5 ECTS)
    • Introduction to Research & Study Skills (5 ECTS)
    • English Foundation – Higher Level 2 (5 ECTS)
    • Exploring Western Culture (5 ECTS)
    • Introduction to Business (5 ECTS)
    • Orientation (5 ECTS)

Download Our International Mini Guide:

For more information please download the International Foundation Programme Booklet or the International Students Mini Guide.

* Depending on number of registrations, students who commence the programme in January may join Semester 2 of the Certificate in Foundation Studies in Intensive English.

Contact us for more information

  • International Office