Presessional Programme

Students who successfully complete the Presessional Programme meet the English language entry requirements for University of Leicester degree programmes.
  • Presessional CoursesEntry requirements shown below are IELTS - you must have minimum IELTS 4.0 in all skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing). If you have a different qualification, check our entry levels page.
  • Requires Tier 4 visa, Dependent Visa, or EU passport.
  • The minimum age for enrolment on all programmes is 18.
  • 21 hours per week full-time intensive study.
  • Maximum 16 students in a class.
  • Course fees should be paid in full before the start of the course: information about fees payment and refunds

Choose your programme below, depending on your level of English. If you live outside the European Union (EU), you must apply before the date shown, or your visa will not arrive in time.

For general enquiries about the Presessional Programme, email: pspadmissions@le.ac.uk

Choose your
programme
Entry requirement
Start - end dates                   

Apply before
(outside EU)
Enter university

Presessional 40 weeks
(Courses ABCD)

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IELTS 4.0
(Law applicants 4.5)

05 Oct 2015 - 09 Sep 2016
11 Jan 2016 - 09 Dec 2016
03 Oct 2016 - 08 Sep 2017

Closed
27 Nov 2015
15 Aug 2016

Oct 2016
Jan 2017
Oct 2017

Presessional 30 weeks
(Courses BCD)

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IELTS 4.5
(Law applicants 5.0)

05 Oct 2015 - 10 June 2016
11 Jan 2016 - 09 Sep 2016
04 Apr 2016 - 09 Dec 2016
03 Oct 2016 - 16 June 2017
09 Jan 2017 - 08 Sep 2017

Closed
27 Nov 2015
15 Feb 2016
15 Aug 2016
07 Nov 2016

Oct 2016
Oct 2016
Jan 2017
Oct 2017
Oct 2017

Presessional 20 weeks
(Courses CD)

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IELTS 5.0
(Law applicants 5.5)

11 Jan 2016 - 10 June 2016
04 Apr 2016 - 09 Sep 2016
04 July 2016 - 09 Dec 2016
09 Jan 2017 - 16 June 2017
03 Apr 2017 - 08 Sep 2017

closed
15 Feb 2016
30 May 2016
07 Nov 2016
13 Feb 2017

Oct 2016
Oct 2016
Jan 2017
Oct 2017
Oct 2017

Presessional 10 weeks
(Course D)

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IELTS 5.5
(Law applicants 6.0)

04 Apr 2016 - 10 June 2016
04 July 2016 - 09 Sep 2016
03 Oct 2016 - 09 Dec 2016
03 Apr 2017 - 16 June 2017
03 July 2017 - 08 Sep 2017

15 Feb 2016
30 May 2016
15 Aug 2016
13 Feb 2017
15 May 2017

Oct 2016
Oct 2016
Jan 2017
Oct 2017
Oct 2017

Presessional 6 weeks
(Course E)

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IELTS 6.0
(Law applicants 6.5)
Postgraduates only

01 Aug 2016 - 09 Sep 2016
31 July 2017 - 08 Sep 2017

13 June 2016
12 June 2016

Oct 2016
Oct 2017

Study Skills 2 weeks

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Unconditional offer
from the University
of Leicester

12 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
11 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017

15 Aug 2016
14 Aug 2017

Oct 2016
Oct 2017

Take your entry test in Leicester:
If you are already in the UK, we offer a test here in Leicester for entry onto some courses. Contact us for details.

Download the ELTU Presessional brochure by clicking the picture below.

ELTU Brochure 2015-16

Fees Payment

Course fees should be paid in full before the start of the course. Payment can be made by any of the following methods:

  • Online by Credit or Debit Card (MasterCard, Visa, Maestro and Delta)
  • Electronic Bank Transfer
  • Cheque / Banker's Draft

Full details are available on the Finance Office web pages.

Refunds

If you pay your tuition fees in advance and do not start the course, you are entitled to a full refund. If you start your course and then decide to leave before completing it, you will be entitled to a partial refund. Deposits will be refunded in the event of visa refusal only. Full details of refund policy.

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Integrated offers

The University now offers an option to study for a postgraduate masters programme with integrated pre-sessional English language. This combines the 6 week pre-sessional course delivered by the University’s English Language Teaching Unit with the main programme of study.

Please find more details here: Integrated masters and English language programme