Undergraduate pre-sessional English  Fees, important dates and FAQs

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 undergraduate pre-sessional courses.

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

Semester Semester start date Semester end date Fee per semester
Autumn 2 October 2023 26 January 2024 £6,027
Spring 29 January 2024   24 May 2024 £6,027
Summer 10 week course 2 July 2024 6 September 2024  £5,408
Summer 6 week course 29 July 2024 6 September 2024 £3,245 
Online summer 6 week course 24 June 2024 2 August 2024  £3,439

For application deadlines, please see our deadlines for pre-sessional courses page.

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
  • Teaching
  • Christmas break
  • Assessment
  • Teaching
  • Easter break
  • Teaching and assessment 
  • 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.


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