Postgraduate pre-sessional English  Fees and important dates

Preparation and arrival

Read our preparation and arrival information for Language Centre courses.

English language certificates

We accept a range of English language certificates. Check which qualifications we accept, and find out equivalencies for other certificates.

Find out about the fees and important dates for our postgraduate pre-sessional courses.

2022–23 pre-sessional courses (for degrees starting in September 2023)

Semester Semester start date  Semester end date Fee per semester Application deadline Deadline to accept your offer 
Autumn 3 October 2022  27 January 2023 £5,870 28 August 2022 4 September 2022
Spring 30 January 2023 26 May 2023 £5,870 18 December 2022  2 January 2023 
Online part-time 30 January 2023 30 June 2023 £5,870 18 December 2022 2 January 2023
Summer 10 week course 4 July 2023 8 September 2023 £5,460  To be confirmed To be confirmed
Summer 6 week course 31 July 2023 8 September 2023 £3,275  To be confirmed To be confirmed
Online summer 6 week course 26 June 2023 4 August 2023 £3,275 To be confirmed To be confirmed

2023–24 pre-sessional courses (for degrees starting in September 2024)

Semester Semester start date  Semester end date Fee per semester Application deadline Deadline to accept your offer 
Autumn 2 October 2023   26 January 2024  £6,164 To be confirmed To be confirmed
Spring 29 January 2024  24 May 2024  £6,164 To be confirmed To be confirmed
Summer 10 week course To be confirmed To be confirmed To be confirmed To be confirmed To be confirmed
Summer 6 week course To be confirmed To be confirmed To be confirmed To be confirmed To be confirmed
Online summer 6 week course To be confirmed To be confirmed To be confirmed To be confirmed To be confirmed

Academic year structure 

Our academic year is made up of two semesters (autumn and spring) plus the summer.

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.  

Semester Structure of semester
Autumn
  • Teaching
  • Christmas break
  • Assessment
Spring
  • Teaching
  • Easter break
  • Teaching and assessment 
Summer
  • Teaching and assessment 

Facilities and support

You'll 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.

Applying 

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