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FAQs

We've spoken to parents and students from all corners of the globe and compiled their most common questions below.

Are there any prerequisites to apply for Pre-University?

Because our Pre-University program is conducted in English, a good level of English language proficiency is required to ensure students get the most out of the program. We require non-native English speaking applicants to provide official evidence of their English proficiency at a level of IELTS 5.5 or EFSET 51. Please note, if you plan to attend Pre-University in London, non-native speakers will be required to submit an official score report from IELTS for visa purposes.


Do students need any previous experience or business knowledge to attend a Pre-University Program?

No, previous knowledge or business experience is not required—all interested students are welcome to join us and gain a foundational knowledge of global business. 

 

Who is the Pre-University team? Will someone be available around the clock for student supervision and support?

Our experienced staff and student mentors will be on hand for students 24/7. Hult has decades of experience welcoming students from all over the world to our campuses, as well as supporting international students studying abroad.

Our dedicated Pre-University Program Manager and Program Coordinator are on site throughout the program to facilitate the day to day activities, answer any questions, and oversee student health and safety at all times.

During the day, students will spend time on campus with our undergraduate faculty and student mentors. Our specially-trained student mentors help to facilitate classroom activities and, as current Hult undergraduates, they’re happy to share the experience of student life at a global school.

Knowledgeable Hult staff and local tour directors lead our off-campus student excursions, sharing their insight on local culture and points of interest in London and San Francisco.

Who is responsible for student safety during Pre-University? 

All Pre-University program staff are dedicated to student safety and specially trained handle emergency situations. Our experienced Program Manager is always on site to offer student support and can be contacted anytime should students or parents have questions or need help.


What kind of extracurricular activities are scheduled?

Our extracurricular activities range from trips to local companies and attractions to immersive cultural excursions. A detailed itinerary for each program will be available before departure.


Will there be free time for students explore the city on their own? Will this be allowed?

Students should expect a fun, full schedule of classes and activities during their summer at Hult. However, between activities there will be some free time available for exploration. Students will always be accompanied by a member of Hult staff or a student mentor who knows the area well and can provide local insight.


Can students share a room at Hult with a friend?

Yes, students can elect to share a room with a friend. This should be communicated to the Enrollment Team after their application has been submitted.


How can students keep in touch with family at home?

Students will have access to Wi-Fi throughout campus and in our student housing in order to keep in touch with family and friends. If students plan to use their mobile phone abroad, we recommend contacting your local service provider before traveling to ensure your phone will work and to confirm the associated charges.  


Is Pre-University at Hult only for students interested in attending Hult International Business School?

Our Pre-University Summer School programs are for all students aged 16–19, regardless of where they plan to study in the future. During the program, students will gain new skills and knowledge that will be beneficial on any course of study.


Will participation in Pre-University Summer School benefit me if I go on to apply for Hult’s Bachelor of Business Administration program?

The application process for the Hult Bachelor program is completely separate from Pre-University at Hult. However, your summer experience at Pre-University will serve as a great introduction to undergraduate life at Hult, and help you to make an informed decision about applying. All applicants to the Bachelor of Business Administration program must meet the high standard of admissions criteria, however the skills and knowledge you will gain at Pre-University, along with the Hult faculty and staff you will meet, may prove beneficial when it comes to writing a compelling personal statement about why you feel Hult is the right fit for you.


Do participants receive a certificate at the end of the program?

Yes, all participants who complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion.


I can no longer attend the Pre-University program—does Hult offer a refund?

Yes, if for any reason you need to cancel your place up to 30 days before your program start date, Hult will refund the program fee in full, less the deposit amount. Unfortunately, because we must supply course materials and arrange for transportation and activities in advance, we cannot offer a refund for students who cancel less than 30 days before the program start date.

The Pre-University Team is always available to answer any specific questions you might have. Contact us.