Coronavirus (covid-19) update 

Online delivery

In Term 2 (January – March 2021) this course 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. 

We’ll continue to review our courses, and will update our information for pre-sessionals taking place in Term 3 (March – June 2021) and summer 2021 in the near future.

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

Fees, dates and deadlines 

After you’ve checked the entry requirements, check below 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 13 November 2020, 5pm
3 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

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.

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