Presessional Programme

Students who complete the Presessional Programme with suitable grades will 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.
  • All study materials are included in the tuition fee.
  • 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

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programme
Entry requirement
Start - end dates                   

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(outside EU)
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Presessional 40 weeks
(Modules ABCD)

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IELTS 4.0

(IELTS 4.5 for academic programmes require 7.0)

08 Oct 2018 - 13 Sept 2019
07 Jan 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
20 Aug 2018
05 Nov 2018

Sept 2019
Jan 2020

Presessional 30 weeks
(Modules BCD)

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IELTS 4.5

(IELTS 5.0 for academic programmes require 7.0)

09 Apr 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
08 Oct 2018 - 14 Jun 2019
07 Jan 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
01 Apr 2019 - 13 Dec 2019

Closed
20 Aug 2018
05 Nov 2018
11 Feb 2019

Jan 2019
Sept 2019
Sept 2019
Jan 2020

Presessional 20 weeks
(Modules CD)

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IELTS 5.0

(IELTS 5.5 for academic programmes require 7.0)

09 Apr 2018 - 14 Sept 2018
09 Jul 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
07 Jan 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
01 Apr 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
08 Jul 2019 - 13 Dec 2019

Closed
Closed
05 Nov 2018
11 Feb 2019
13 May 2019

Sept 2018
Jan 2019
Sept 2019
Sept 2019
Jan 2020

Presessional 10 weeks
(Module D)

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IELTS 5.5

(IELTS 6.0 for academic programmes require 7.0)

09 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
09 Jul 2018 - 14 Sept 2018
08 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
01 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
08 Jul 2019 - 13 Sept 2019
Closed
Closed
20 Aug 2018
11 Feb 2019
13 May 2019
Sept 2018
Sept 2018
Jan 2019
Sept 2019
Sept 2019

Presessional 6 weeks
(Module E)

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IELTS 6.0
Postgraduates only
(IELTS 6.5 for academic programmes require 7.0)

06 Aug 2018 - 14 Sept 2018
05 Aug 2019 - 13 Sept 2019

Closed
10 Jun 2019

Sept 2018
Sept 2019

Study Skills 2 weeks

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Unconditional offer
from the University
of Leicester

10 Sept 2018 - 21 Sept 2018

Dates for 2019 to be confirmed

12 Aug 2018

Sept 2018

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 Pre-sessional brochure here.

Holidays and closure dates

Please find the dates when there will be no teaching here.

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

Pre-sessional students are required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure their place on the Pre-Sessional English Language course as set out in the relevant programme specification. If a student withdraws within 14 days of date the University received the non-refundable deposit to secure their place on the Pre-Sessional English Language the deposit paid will be returned in full. Otherwise it will not be refundable. Please click here for full details of the refund policy.

If you start your course and then decide to leave before completing it, you may be entitled to a full or partial refund depending on the date of your withdrawal:

  • If a student withdraws within 14 days of the course start date the fee liability is Nil (there will be a full refund);
  • The fee liability is determined by the course tuition fee based on the number of weeks in attendance as a proportion of the number of weeks specified in the normal period of registration as set out in the relevant programme specification;

A partially completed week is treated as a full week for the fee liability calculation.

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