Undergraduate pre-sessional English  Fees, important dates and FAQs

Preparation and arrival

Read our preparation and arrival information for Language Centre courses.

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

2021–22 full-time pre-sessional courses (for degrees starting in September 2022)

Semester Semester start date Semester end date Fee per semester Application deadline Deadline to send your English language certificate
Autumn 27 September 2021 21 January 2022 £5,600 22 August 2021 31 August 2021
Spring 24 January 2022 20 May 2022 £5,600 12 December 2021 3 January 2022
Summer (10 week course) 27 June 2022 2 September 2022 £5,000 15 May 2022  25 May 2022 
Summer (6 week course) 25 July 2022 2 September 2022 £3,000 12 June 2022  27 June 2022 

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

Semester Semester start date Semester end date Fee per semester Application deadline Deadline to send your English language certificate
Autumn 3 October 2022  27 January 2023  £5,740 TBC TBC
Spring 30 January 2023  26 May 2023  £5,740 TBC TBC
Summer (10 week course) TBC TBC £5,150 TBC TBC
Summer (6 week course) TBC TBC £3,090 TBC TBC

Academic year structure 

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 

Frequently asked questions

Which English Language certificates do you accept?

We accept a range of English Language certificates for entry to our pre-sessional courses. To check which certificates we accept, read the English language equivalent qualifications page.

Can I combine scores from more than one English language test to meet the pre-sessional entry requirements?

No. We can only assess your eligibility for the pre-sessional course based on your most recent English language qualification.

My academic course offer is unconditional. Can I apply for a pre-sessional course?

Yes.

I'm eligible for the six week pre-sessional course. Can I apply for the 10 week course?

Yes.

Can I change from the 10 to the six week pre-sessional course if I provide a new English language qualification?

Yes, if your new English language qualification meets the entry requirements for the six week course and there are places on the course. You’ll need to meet the deadlines for both courses.

If you’ll be studying on the study abroad programme, please see our exchange and study abroad information or email the Study Abroad team at studyabroad@leeds.ac.uk.

When will I receive a response to my application?

We may need additional information from you before we respond to your application. We’ll contact you through your application portal account.

During peak times, it may take us longer to respond to your application.

If you’re applying for a study abroad programme, please see our exchange and study abroad information or email the Study Abroad team at studyabroad@leeds.ac.uk.

What’s included in the tuition fees?

  • High quality teaching delivered by University of Leeds language tutors 
  • Dedicated time with your tutor each week
  • All learning materials and software needed for the course
  • Access to language learning resources through our Language Zone 
  • Access to University library resources 
  • Academic skills support services 
  • Wellbeing and support services

Do I need to pay a tuition fee deposit?

No, you don’t need to pay a tuition fee deposit.

What software will I need for my online classes?

When you register, you'll have online access to all software and University systems you'll need to study your course. You should also make sure you have suitable computer equipment to study online. Find out more about our online learning support.

Software you'll use includes Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Zoom and the University's virtual learning environment, Minerva. You'll have an introduction to these platforms before your course starts. You'll also need to be able to view PDF documents.

You'll need access to a desktop computer, laptop or tablet. Your device must have a webcam, and you need to be able to play and record both sound and video. You may find that headphones help you to listen if you are sharing your space with others.

We recommend a high-speed broadband internet connection with a minimum speed of 1.5 Megabits per second (Mbps). If possible, your device should access the internet through an ethernet cable (not wireless). This will make your connection more stable – try to get this before your course starts.

I’m applying for a summer pre-sessional course. What type of CAS will I get?

If you’re applying for an undergraduate degree or the International Foundation Year, you’ll receive a CAS for your pre-sessional course.

Once you successfully complete your pre-sessional course, you’ll receive a CAS for your undergraduate course after you’ve accepted an unconditional offer.

If you’re applying for a study abroad programme, you’ll receive a combined CAS.

How long will this pre-sessional course be valid for?

This pre-sessional course is valid for two years from the date of completion.

If you defer your degree offer, please be aware that the English language requirements may be subject to change so you may be asked to provide further English Language evidence to satisfy the requirements of your degree course.

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 pre-sessional English course.