Coronavirus (covid-19) update 

Summer 2020 online delivery 

Our six- and 10-week summer 2020 pre-sessional courses will be taught online in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

You'll be able to study your pre-sessional course from home, you won't be expected to study live online sessions at night and you won't need a visa.

If you have applied for a pre-sessional English course, please read our pre-sessional FAQs

For all other updates and information, visit our coronavirus website.

2019-20 entry 

Select an option below and when you've chosen your pre-sessional course length, apply online.

Please read the guidance notes on the form carefully and include all supporting documents. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will delay the decision on your application.

For terms one, two and three we may have a maximum number of places per course. Meeting the entry requirements and applying by the deadline, therefore, doesn't guarantee you an offer to study. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.

I will be studying an undergraduate degree


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 (course closed)
40 weeks (course closed)
-
5.0
With no components below 4.5
20 weeks
30 weeks (course closed)
40 weeks (course closed)
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

I will be studying at my home university after the course

Please email us at langc@leeds.ac.uk to discuss the entry requirements for this course.

As summer 2020 pre-sessionals are being delivered online, we can now accept non-SELT English language qualifications for these courses, including: 

  • Academic IELTS
  • PTE Academic
  • TOEFL iBT 
  • Cambridge Advanced English,
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, 
  • iGCSE English as a first or second language.

As a result of the limited availability of English language test centres in some countries, we can now also accept the following online English language tests:

  • Password Solo Test (via the University of Leeds)
  • LanguageCert B2 Communicator Test
  • Duolingo English Test
  • Oxford International English Test

Find out more about what score you will need for your chosen pre-sessional course, if you take an online English language test.

2020-21 entry 

Select an option below then select the number of weeks to see course information and to apply. 

I will be studying an undergraduate degree


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
-
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

I will be studying at my home university after the course

Please email us at langc@leeds.ac.uk to discuss the entry requirements for this course.

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

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

Read our admissions policy and course terms and conditions.