Fees and dates

Dates for 2017/18

Term 1 - Autumn term

First lesson in the week commencing on Monday 9th October 2017; final lesson in the week ending on Saturday 16th December 2017. Ten weeks in total.

Term 2 - Spring term

First lesson in the week commencing on Monday 22nd January 2018; final lesson in the week ending on Saturday 31st March 2018. Ten weeks in total.

Term 3 - Summer term

First lesson in the week commencing on Monday 30th April 2018; final lesson in the week ending on Saturday 7th July 2018. Ten weeks in total.

Courses starting in October 2017 have an optional 6-week third term to consolidate learning and explore your language in a more tailored way. First lesson in the week commencing on Monday 30th April; final lesson in the week ending on Saturday 16th June 2018. Six weeks in total.

Summer School

The Summer School offers 60 learning guided hours (equal to 20-week and Fast Track courses) over 2 very intensive weeks. Lessons take place through the day on mornings and afternoons. Starts on Monday 11th and finished on Friday 22nd June 2018.

Term 4 - Holiday term

First lesson in the week commencing on Monday 9th July 2018; final lesson in the week ending on Saturday 15th September 2018. Ten weeks in total.

From the request of learners, we will be running Fast Track (intensive) courses during the Holiday term for those students who aim to make fast and further progress.

*Please note that there are two Bank Holidays in May (Mondays 7th and 28th) and one in August (Monday 27th), therefore if your class is on Mondays your course could be extended for another 2 weeks or lesson could be reschedule in agreement between tutors and students.


The Summer School offers a range of short (2 weeks) and very intensive courses. They are aimed to enable learners to learn and interact in the target language in a very short length of time. Lessons take place on morning and afternoons, comprising a total of 60 guided leaning hours.

Learning hours

Terms Guided learning hoursAdditional study hoursTotal learning hours
Autumn term (October - December) 20 hs* 10 hs* 30 hs*
Spring term (January - March) 20 hs* 10 hs* 30 hs*
Summer term (April- June  /  April- July) 12 / 20 hs* 6 / 10 hs* 18 / 30 hs*
Summer School 60 hs 60 hs
Holiday term (July - September) 20 hs* 10 hs* 30 hs*

* Fast Track courses cover twice the amount of hours in one term making a total of 60 learning hours over 10 weeks).

Fees for 2017/18

1 term (10 weeks - 30 hours)

from £105*

2 terms (20 weeks - 60 hours)

from £200*

1 term FAST TRACK (10 weeks - 60 hours)

from £200*

Summer term (6 weeks only - 18 hours)

from £65*

Summer School from £315*

*Fees vary according to each course. Please see details on each course page.

This covers all tuition, access to a VLE, marking, tests** and handouts, but not the textbook. (**With the exception of the iBSL exams).

(iBSL) Institute of British Sign Language Exam Fees

  • Entry Level Award in British Sign Language - (iBSL-EB3): £ 25
  • Level 1 Award in British Sign Language Studies - iBSL - Part 1 (iBSL1A2): £ 32
  • Level 1 Award in British Sign Language Studies - iBSL - Part 2 (iBSL1A1): £ 32
  • Level 1 Award in British Sign Language Studies - iBSL - Part 3 (iBSL1A3): £ 32


All enrolment is done online via the Enrol Now link using the University's Shop@le system. Payment in person, using a debit/credit card, can be made at the Fees Payment Office if necessary.  The University does not accept cash and cannot take card payments over the phone.


If your chosen course does not run for some reason (e.g. insufficient numbers) you will be notified before the first lesson and offered an alternative course or a refund.

Apart from the above, refunds will only be given under exceptional circumstances, such as serious illness (with a medical certificate), upon completion of a Student Withdrawal Form. No refunds will be given once classes have started. You will be asked to agree to this under the terms and conditions when enrolling.


Please note that we do not offer any discounts or concessionary rates except for:

Undergraduate Students

All University of Leicester Undergraduate Students can benefit from a one-off discount offer (from 33%-off to 45%-off depending on courses), when they join in NEW Courses starting in January 2018 in any of the following languages (only): Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Latin and Portuguese. When you register, please select any of the two Undergraduate Fee options (10 weeks or Full course) and enter your university Student number as required on the questionnaire.

Outgoing Erasmus Students

Outgoing University of Leicester undergraduate students travelling to Europe* as part of the (outgoing) Erasmus scheme can benefit from International Office funding during the second year of their degree.

When enrolling for a complete course (2 terms, 20 weeks, 60 learning hours) students will only pay 50% of full price* £100 or £125 depending on the course. The International Office will then fund the other 50% if students accept the following requirements:

    • Attend at least 60% of all lessons
    • Sit all exams
    • The language course undertaken must correspond to the language spoken in the country the student is travelling to.

*Languages with Outgoing Erasmus funding: Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese & Spanish.

University of Leicester PhD students

PhD students who have received approval from their supervisor and are within 5 years of completing their doctoral degree, can benefit from Graduate School funding.

Students on the AHRC Midlands 3 Cities DTP can also apply for the Student Development Fund. For further information please contact Louise Taylor at AHRC3cities@le.ac.uk.

PhD students enrolling for a complete course across two terms (20 weeks, 60 learning hours) 50% of full price* at the rate of £100 or £125 depending on the course. The Graduate School will fund the second term provided students complete the course - PhD places are limited.

PhD students who enrol for the second term but fail to complete the course (attending at least 60% of all lessons and sitting all exams) will be invoiced for the outstanding balance.

*British Sign Language courses, which are 10 weeks long (1 term, 30 learning hours) can also be funded and Outgoing Erasmus and PhD students will pay half fee £65 (funding doesn't include the Signature exam fee).

*Fast track (intensive) courses, which are 10 weeks long (1 term, 60 learning hours) can also be funded and Outgoing Erasmus and PhD students will pay half fee £100 / £125 accordingly.

MA TESOL students

MA TESOL students can join our language courses at no extra cost for the first term. When enrolling please select the option MA TESOL. If you have any queries please contact us.

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2017-2018 Term Dates

Classes run during the University terms and take place during evenings, afternoons and Saturdays:

Term 1: Autumn term (10 weeks)

Monday 9 October – Saturday 16 December 2017

Term 2: Spring term (10 weeks)

Monday 22 January – Saturday 31 March 2018

Term 3: Summer term (10 weeks)

Monday 30 April – Saturday 7 July 2018

Summer School (2 intensive weeks)

Monday 18 – Friday 29 June 2018