Entry requirements and how to apply

Coronavirus (covid-19) update

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we are no longer offering General English courses in Term 4 (summer) 2020. We are accepting applications for General English courses from October 2020. 

If you have applied to study the University of Leeds General English course between July and September 2020, you will receive an email shortly from the University of Leeds Language Centre. If you have any questions, please contact langc@leeds.ac.uk.

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

Entry requirements 

We normally accept an English language level of between CEFR B1 and C1 (lower intermediate / independent to lower advanced / proficient).

Check IELTS and CEFR equivalencies.

This course isn't suitable for beginners or if your English language level is higher than CEFR C1. If you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you'll need to supply a UKVI IELTS certificate.

Placement tests

If you receive an offer to study on this course, we'll then ask you to complete some tests. These tests won't affect your offer, we'll use your test result to place you in a class with other students at a similar language level.

Not sure about your current level of English? 

If you're not sure whether your level of English is suitable for this course, or you don't have an English language qualification, please email us at langc@leeds.ac.uk for advice. If you have an English qualification, please include a copy in your email.

The minimum age to study on this course is 18.

How to apply 

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Apply using our online form. 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.

Please note, 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.

Read our admissions policy and the course terms and conditions.