English language entry requirements for our academic English for undergraduate studies pre-sessional course depend on:

  • your current language level
  • the language requirement for your degree

Please choose from the below options:

I will be studying an undergraduate degree

If you have an IELTS score below 4.5, please contact us to discuss your options.


Required IELTS for entry onto your degree


6.0
6.5
7.0
Your current IELTS score
Minimum length of pre-sessional course you should study
4.5
With no components below 4.0
30 weeks
40 weeks
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5.0
With no components below 4.5
20 weeks
30 weeks
40 weeks
5.5 With two or more components at 5.0 allowed, none below 5.0
20 weeks
20 weeks
30 weeks
With one component (not writing) at 5.0 allowed, none below 5.0
10 weeks
20 weeks
30 weeks
No components below 5.5
6 weeks
20 weeks
30 weeks
6.0  With one or two components at 5.5 allowed, none below 5.5
-
10 weeks
20 weeks
With one component at 5.5 allowed, none below 5.5
-
6 weeks
20 weeks
6.5  With one or two components at 6.0 allowed, none below 6.0
-
-
10 weeks
With one component at 6.0 allowed, none below 6.0
-
-
6 weeks

I will be studying the International Foundation Year



Required IELTS for entry onto the International Foundation Year


5.5
6.0
Your current IELTS score
Minimum length of pre-sessional course you should study
4.0
With no components below 4.0
30 weeks
40 weeks
4.5
With two components below 4.5 allowed, none below 4.0
20 weeks
30 weeks
5.0
With two components below 5.0 allowed, none below 4.5
10 weeks
20 weeks
5.5
With two components below 5.5 allowed, none below 5.0
6 weeks (unconditional offer holders only)
10 weeks
6.0
-
-

6 weeks (unconditional offer holders only) 

Please note, if you study this pre-sessional English course you'll also need to have IELTS for UKVI before you start the International Foundation Year.

We recommend that you take an IELTS for UKVI test as soon as possible and no later than two weeks after your pre-sessional English course starts. 

I will be studying on the Exchange or Study Abroad programme

Visit our Exchange and Study Abroad pages.

I will be studying at the Leeds International Summer School

Your current IELTS score Minimum length of pre-sessional course you should study
4.0
With no components below 4.0
30 weeks
4.5
With two components below 4.5 allowed, none below 4.0
20 weeks
5.0
With two components below 5.0 allowed, none below 4.5
10 weeks
The minimum age to study on this course is 18. If you want to take the course to prepare for the International Foundation Year, and will be under 18 when the course starts, exceptions can be made on an individual basis. Read our guidance for applicants under 18. If you have any questions, email us at langc@leeds.ac.uk.

Find out how to apply