How to apply

How you apply depends on which course you are applying for. Select your course from the following options to see information on how to apply.

How to apply for 2021-22 entry

Undergraduate pre-sessional English

  1. Go to the undergraduate pre-sessional English page.
  2. Follow the instructions on the page to find the right course option for you. Select your preferred start month to see course information, fees and to apply.
  3. Check the application deadlines on the course page.
  4. When applying, make sure you have supporting documents, including your English language certificate and offer letter if you have one. Read more about supporting documents you’ll need in the following section.
  5. Make your application.

If you know which course you want to apply for, you can fill out the application form to apply for undergraduate pre-sessional English now. 

Online courses

If you want to apply for our online summer 2022 pre-sessional courses, visit the following pages to find out more and apply:

If you have any questions, please email study@leeds.ac.uk.

Postgraduate pre-sessional English (starting in September or January)

  1. Go to the postgraduate pre-sessional English page for Masters applicants or research applicants
  2. Follow the instructions on the page to find the right course option for you. Select your preferred start month to see course information, fees and to apply.
  3. Check the application deadlines on the course page.
  4. When applying, make sure you have supporting documents, including your English language certificate and offer letter if you have one. Read more about supporting documents you’ll need in the following section.
  5. Make your application.

If you know which course you want to apply for, you can fill out the application form to apply for undergraduate or postgraduate pre-sessional English now. 

If you have any questions, please email study@leeds.ac.uk.

Summer postgraduate pre-sessional English courses (starting in June / July) 

Masters applicants 

If you'll be studying a taught postgraduate degree, entry requirements for summer pre-sessional courses can be found in the ‘Applying, fees and funding’ section on your Masters course page.

Select the 6 week or 10 week pre-sessional to see the entry requirements and course information for your pre-sessional course. You’ll then be able to complete your application from the ‘Applying, fees and funding’ section of the pre-sessional course page. Find your Masters course page

Research applicants  

To see the entry requirements and apply for the 10 or 6 week research pre-sessional courses visit the following course pages: 

Online courses

If you want to apply for our online summer 2022 pre-sessional courses, visit the following pages to find out more and apply:

Supporting documents you’ll need to apply for a pre-sessional course

We can only process complete applications which include all supporting documents. To avoid delays, please include: 

  • A copy of your English language certificate.  
  • If applying to study an Undergraduate or Research Postgraduate programme, a copy of the offer letter if you already have one. 
  • If you have studied in the UK before, a copy of your visa and BRP card. If you studied using a Student (Tier 4) Visa please also upload a copy of your CAS, and certificate of successful completion from your institution. 

Please note, for semesters one and two we may have a maximum number of places per course. Therefore, we can't guarantee an offer to all eligible applicants, including those who apply before the deadline. We prioritise early and complete applications, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. 

If you have any questions, please email study@leeds.ac.uk or raise an enquiry via the Application portal. We respond to enquiries in the order we receive them. Sending repeat messages about an application will delay the decision process. Please provide all relevant information in your initial email. 

General English

Check the entry requirements and application deadlines for your course before you apply. Then complete the online application form:

Apply now for General English 

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

Please note, 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.

If you're unable to complete your application online, please contact us on elapplications@leeds.ac.uk 

How to apply for 2022-23 entry

Undergraduate pre-sessional English

  1. Go to the undergraduate pre-sessional English page.
  2. Follow the instructions on the page to find the right course option for you. Select your preferred start month to see course information, fees and to apply.
  3. Check the application deadlines on the course page.
  4. When applying, make sure you have supporting documents, including your English language certificate and offer letter if you have one. Read more about supporting documents you’ll need in the following section.
  5. Make your application.

If you know which course you want to apply for, you can fill out the application form to apply for undergraduate pre-sessional English now. 

If you have any questions, please email study@leeds.ac.uk.

Postgraduate pre-sessional English (starting in September or January)

  1. Go to the postgraduate pre-sessional English page for Masters applicants or research applicants
  2. Follow the instructions on the page to find the right course option for you. Select your preferred start month to see course information, fees and to apply.
  3. Check the application deadlines on the course page.
  4. When applying, make sure you have supporting documents, including your English language certificate and offer letter if you have one. Read more about supporting documents you’ll need in the following section.
  5. Make your application.

If you know which course you want to apply for, you can fill out the application form to apply for undergraduate or postgraduate pre-sessional English now. 

If you have any questions, please email study@leeds.ac.uk.

Summer postgraduate pre-sessional English courses (starting in June / July) 

Applications are not yet open for summer pre-sessional courses.

Supporting documents you’ll need to apply for a pre-sessional course

We can only process complete applications which include all supporting documents. To avoid delays, please include: 

  • A copy of your English language certificate.  
  • If applying to study an Undergraduate or Research Postgraduate programme, a copy of the offer letter if you already have one. 
  • If you have studied in the UK before, a copy of your visa and BRP card. If you studied using a Student (Tier 4) Visa please also upload a copy of your CAS, and certificate of successful completion from your institution. 

Please note, for semesters one and two we may have a maximum number of places per course. Therefore, we can't guarantee an offer to all eligible applicants, including those who apply before the deadline. We prioritise early and complete applications, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. 

If you have any questions, please email study@leeds.ac.uk or raise an enquiry via the Application portal. We respond to enquiries in the order we receive them. Sending repeat messages about an application will delay the decision process. Please provide all relevant information in your initial email. 

General English

Check the entry requirements and application deadlines for your course before you apply. Then complete the online application form:

Apply now for General English 

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

Please note, 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.

If you're unable to complete your application online, please contact us on elapplications@leeds.ac.uk