Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 

Online delivery 

In Term 2 (January to March 2021) and Term 3 (March to June 2021) this course will be taught online in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) 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. 

We'll continue to review our courses for Term 4 (July to August 2021), with the possibility of on-campus teaching.

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

Visit our coronavirus website for all other updates and information.

Fees, dates and deadlines 

The length of time you need to study will depend on your current English language level and the entry requirements for your chosen degree. To see how long you’ll need to study, see the entry requirements section.

After you’ve checked the entry requirements, check the table for your year of study to see what dates are available for the length of pre-sessional course you need to study.

2020-21 full-time pre-sessional courses (for degrees starting in September 2021)

 Term Term start date  Term end date  Course length options  Fee per term  Application deadline (UK time)
1 - course not running - - - - -
2 - online teaching 4 January 2021 12 March 2021 10/ 20/ 30 weeks £3,930 Deadline passed
3 - online teaching 29 March 2021 4 June 2021 10/ 20 weeks £3,930 1 February 2021, 5pm

5 July 2021 10 September 2021 10 weeks £3,930 4 May 2021, 5pm
2 August 2021 10 September 2021 6 weeks £2,358 4 June 2021, 5pm

See University closure dates

2021-22 full-time pre-sessional courses (for degrees starting in September 2022)

 Semester Semester start date  Semester end date  Fee per semester Application deadline (UK time)
Autumn 27 September 2021 21 January 2022 £5,600 tbc
Spring 24 January 2022 20 May 2022 £5,600 tbc
Summer (10 week course) 4 July 2022 9 September 2022 £5,000 tbc

Summer (6 week course)
1 August 2022 9 September 2022 £3,000 tbc

Your pre-sessional course will include teaching and assessment time, as well as dates when the University will be closed, such as for Christmas, Easter and other public holidays.   

Academic year structure 

Autumn semester Spring semester Summer
Teaching Christmas break  Assessment Teaching Easter break Teaching and assessment Teaching and assessment

What's included in the tuition fees for online teaching?

If you'll be studying on campus, you'll also have access to all University facilities and services.

Find out about student support and social activities available, and additional costs you may incur as a student at the University of Leeds.


Find out how to apply for a pre-sessional English course.