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Pre-Sessional English course EU students Our intensive four-week Pre-Sessional English course helps to prepare international students for study at QMU. It also provides students with the opportunity to settle into life here at QMU and to establish friendships with other students before the beginning of the semester. On 1 February 2018, the Scottish Government announced that EU students starting their studies in 2019/20 will have the costs of their tuition fees met by the Scottish Government for the duration of their studies. This means that all eligible non-UK EU citizens who come to Scotland to study for an undergraduate degree in 2019/20 will benefit from free tuition. This course will be extremely useful for students wishing to develop their academic and language skills before beginning their studies. It will also build their confidence in using English in an academic environment and enable them to understand more about the cultural and study environment at a UK university. Quick facts MORE INFO: W: www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/ international-students/ E: international@qmu.ac.uk T: +44 (0)131 474 0099 There is a strong practical element with an emphasis on student participation. Students prepare for and deliver a presentation in their subject area, participate in seminar discussions, and conduct research for a written assignment which is submitted in the final week. Opportunities for practising these skills are integrated throughout the programme. Academic reading and writing skills are also developed and practised. The main areas covered include: - planning and writing academic essays; - reading and writing critically; - conducting effective research; - using evidence to support claims; - giving presentations; - listening to lectures and taking notes; - p  articipating effectively in seminars, and - improving vocabulary and grammar. In addition to our four-week course, we also offer a 12-week Pre-Sessional English course for students who require a longer period of English language preparation prior to their university studies. Please see our website at www. qmu.ac.uk/study-here/student-services/ effective-learning-service-els/pre- sessional-courses/ 29 We have a diverse student population with people coming from over 90 countries. You can benefit from living and studying in one of Europe’s most stunning capital cities. QMU features in the top ten safest universities in the UK.