Please note that all students who applied for the University of Leeds 20-week Pre-sessional programme should have received an email from the University Language Centre. If you have not received a message, please contact langc@leeds.ac.uk


Q: I am due to take the University of Leeds 20-week Pre-sessional programme, but I am worried about travelling to the UK. Is it possible to take the programme online instead?

A: The 20 week pre-sessional English course is now being delivered fully online, you will not be required to attend the course on our campus and you will not need a visa to attend the course.


Q: I have applied, or I am interested in applying for the 10 week pre-sessional English course. Will the course go ahead as planned?

A: The 10 week-presessional English course will now be delivered fully online, you will not be required to attend the course on our campus and you will not need a visa to attend the course.


Q: I have applied, or I am interested in applying for the 6 week pre-sessional English course. Will the course go ahead as planned?

A: The 6 week-presessional English course will now be delivered fully online, you will not be required to attend the course on our campus and you will not need a visa to attend the course.


Q: I do not have a UKVI IELTS. Can I still attend the online pre-sessional English course?

A: Yes. We can now accept non-SELT English language qualifications for the online pre-sessional courses. Examples of acceptable language tests are: Academic IELTS, PTE Academic, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge Advanced English, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, iGCSE English as a first or second language.


Q: I am due to apply for the University of Leeds 10-week Pre-sessional programme, but I am worried about being able to present my language test certificate and/or my university transcript by the deadline. Can the deadline for submitting my results be extended?

A: The application deadline is currently Friday 1st May. You will be able to submit your English language certificate up to Sunday 7th June. If you do not have your academic transcript to send to us before the deadline, we can still make an unconditional offer to you for the standalone pre-sessional programme, but only a conditional offer for your degree programme.


Q: I am due to apply for the University of Leeds 6-week Pre-sessional programme, but I am worried about being able to present my language test certificate and/or my university transcript by the deadline. Can the deadline for submitting my results be extended?

A: The application deadline is currently Friday 29th May. You will be able to submit your certificate up to 5th July. If you do not have your academic transcript to send to us before the deadline, we can still make an unconditional offer to you for the standalone pre-sessional programme, but only a conditional offer for your degree programme. 


Q: I have received an offer for the 6 or 10 week pre-sessional course, when will I receive my CAS?

A. You will no longer require a standalone CAS for the pre-sessional course as the course will now be delivered fully online. If you have a combined offer and require a CAS to travel to Leeds for your Masters programme, you will be notified by your School.


Q: I have already received a CAS for my pre-sessional course, when should I apply for my Visa?

A: Please do not apply for a visa. Your CAS will be withdrawn as the course will now be delivered fully online and does not require you to travel to Leeds.


Q: Will you accept other University pre-sessionals from my country?

A: We may be able to accept other university pre-sessionals on a case by case basis.


We are fully aware of the impact that the current situation could have on your plans to study with us at Leeds, with a large number of schools and universities around the world being closed, as well as IELTS and visa centres. We want to reassure you that the University of Leeds is taking all necessary steps to ensure that we can be as flexible as possible in terms of our academic and English language entry criteria, submission of documents and our arrival and start dates. The situation is fast changing and whilst we can’t give specific case by case information for everyone at this stage, we will be updating our information in the near future with more specific details once they are confirmed.