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Applying for English language courses

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  1. Choose the pre-sessional or general English course you wish to apply for from the table below.
  2. Check the fees and dates and entry requirements for the course you have chosen and the application deadlines below. 
  3. Check the table below to find out how you can apply for your chosen course. (You can download the application form here).

Courses When can I study?
How can I apply?
Preparation for Postgraduate study

Discipline-specific pre-sessionals for postgraduate studies
Prepare to study for postgraduate degrees. There are discipline-specific pathways for this option:

Term 4 
10 weeks 6 weeks
(July - September 2018)

If you have applied for a taught postgraduate programme and your offer is conditional on English language requirements, you may apply via the University's online application system. Please contact the Language Centre at langc@leeds.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

If you are applying for a research programme, please apply for the language course directly using the Language Centre application form.

Academic English for Postgraduate Studies
Prepare to study for postgraduate degrees. 
Term 1 (October - December 2017)
Term 2 (January - March 2018)
Term 3
(April - June 2018)
Apply directly using the Language Centre application form.
Academic English for Business and Management
Prepare to study for postgraduate degrees in Business, Management, Economics and related subjects. 
Term 2 (January - March 2018)
Term 3 
(April - June 2018)
Apply directly using the Language Centre application form.
Preparation for Undergraduate study
Academic English for Undergraduate Studies
Prepare for study for an undergraduate degree programmes, undergraduate modules or the International Foundation Year (IFY).
Term 1 (October - December 2017)
Term 2 (January - March 2018)
Term 3
(April - June 2018)
Term 4
10 weeks
6 weeks (July - September 2018)
Apply directly using the Language Centre application form.
General English
General English programme
Improve your English language and communication skills and learn more about British life and culture. 
Term 1 (October - December 2017)
Term 2 (January - March 2018)
Term 3
(April - June 2018)
Term 4 (July - September 2018)

Course options from 3 - 10 weeks or longer 
Apply directly using the Language Centre application form.

Send application forms to to:

Email: elapplications@leeds.ac.uk
Post: The Admissions Tutor, The Language Centre, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom 

Please get in touch on the details above if you have any questions about your application. You can also view our:

Please note: Applicants intending to apply for a Tier 4 Visa are advised to check that the IELTS test they take is an academic IELTS test approved by UKVI. You can find important information here for applicants with a TOEFL certificate.

Application deadlines

Application deadlines

Courses in the Academic Year (October - June)

For the academic year 2017-18:

Term 1 (starting in October 2017): Apply by 25 August 2017
Term 2 (starting in January 2018): Apply by 1 December 2017
Term 3 (starting in April 2018): Apply by 2 March 2018

Courses in the Summer (July - September)

Deadlines for Term 4 (starting in July 2018) will be available shortly. 

Applicants are free to apply after the deadline and applications will be considered if there are places available. Acceptance is at the discretion of the Language Centre. *Please note that late arrivals will be liable to pay the full fees for the course. 

After you have applied

Contact us on langc@leeds.ac.uk with any questions or read our frequently asked questions here