Full-time English Study

The Presessional Programme is for students who want to start an undergraduate or postgraduate course at university, but first need to improve their level of English.

09 Setepmber 2020 update:

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ELTU plans to deliver the pre-sessional modules A, C, D and E online in Term 1.  Modules C and D will start on 5th October, Module A will start on the 12th October and Module E on 2nd November. These courses consist of online classes and tutorials and online guided independent study. In addition, Module D and Module E will be available in Ignite format, combining classroom based classes and tutorials and online guided independent study. Therefore two options are available to students applying for Module D and Module E in Term 1.

We are monitoring the situation and will return to the traditional 21 hours per week classroom based course when government and university guidelines allow us to implement this change.  An update will be announced in mid-October 2020.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions for more detailed information.


Presessional Programme

Study general and academic English in the UK to prepare for university study


Online Presessional Programme

Study general and academic English online during the Covid-19 lockdown to prepare for university study

From IELTS 4.0 to IELTS 6.0 with minimum IELTS 4.0 in all skills.
(We accept other qualifications. Check our entry levels page.)

Entry levels

From IELTS 5.0 to IELTS 6.0
(We accept other qualifications. Check our entry levels page.)
Tier 4 Visa, Dependant Visa, or EU passport.

Visa

No visa required (study at home)
2 - 40 weeks of study, depending on your entry level. Various start dates throughout the year, with university entry in September or January.

Duration

6 - 20 weeks of study depending on your entry level. Programmes start in July or August and end in September or December, with university entry in September or January.

Students who successfully complete the presessional programme can start their undergraduate or postgraduate programme at the University of Leicester without having to take an IELTS test.

Outcome

Students who successfully complete the presessional programme can start their undergraduate or postgraduate programme at the University of Leicester without having to take an IELTS test.

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