English for Engineers International Summer Programme

English language course designed for engineering students and professionals

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English for Engineers International Summer Programme

The English for Engineers International Summer Programme is aimed at engineering students and engineering professionals of all disciplines wishing to improve their English for use in an engineering context.

Aims of the English for Engineers International Summer Programme

The main aims of the course are to develop participants’ ability to communicate when using English in an engineering context and to give them an opportunity to experience engineering in a British university. We focus on all four language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing but the main emphasis will be on improving spoken English.

Why join the English for Engineers International Summer Programme?

  • Improve your English skills specifically for use in an engineering environment.
  • Experience studying in a UK engineering school setting, including practical experiments
  • in laboratories.
  • Improve your general English and study skills in an academic and friendly environment,
  • adding to your CV.
  • Experience studying and living in a vibrant and student friendly city situated in the heart
  • of the UK.
  • Meet other students from around the world.

Course contents


  • A course welcome and induction programme.
  • Daily English classes, focusing on both general and academic English, with particular emphasis on speaking and listening skills.
  • A mixture of seminars, lectures and workshops focusing on engineering topics.
  • Three half-day laboratory sessions in the Department of Engineering.
  • A practical project and presentation.
  • Day trips to places of interest.
  • Evening social activities with students from other international summer programmes.

You can download a draft timetable here. Please note that this draft may be subject to changes.

Please complete the enquiry form to receive further information.

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Key facts


The summer school will take place between Monday 6th August and Friday 24th August 2018.
Accommodation will be available from Sunday 5th August to Saturday 25th August 2018 inclusive.
Applications close at the end of June 2018.

Entry requirements

Participants are expected to have a minimum English level of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent. Alternative English qualifications will be accepted or we may be able to test your English. Please email us at eltu@le.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Participants must be aged 18 or over.


Accommodation will be in self-catered accommodation within walking distance of the campus and the city centre.

Participants will be housed in a single study bedroom with ensuite bathroom and will share kitchen and bathroom facilities. All bills and Wi-Fi access are included.


£1,850 per person.

£1,700 for participants from University of Leicester partner institutions.

£1,700 for participants referred by a previous International Summer Programme student.

£1,700 for participants referred by a current University of Leicester student or member of staff.

Payment is required in full to accept a place on the course.

What's included:

    • Tuition fees for all classes
    • Self-catered ensuite accommodation
    • All excursions and social events
    • All study materials
    • A certificate of attendance, transcript and written feedback
    • International Summer Programme T-shirt and farewell gift
    • Closing ceremony with prize giving
    • Access to University of Leicester facilities

What's not included:

    • Airport transfers
    • Meals and beverages, unless specified in the timetable
    • The optional London visit
    • Visa costs
    • Medical and travel insurance

Refund/cancellation policy

Within 14 days of acceptance of place

Full refund

On or before 23rd July 2018

Half refund

After 23rd July 2018

No refund

To receive more details about this programme, please complete the form here

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Airport Pick-up Service

The ELTU offers an Airport Pick-up service for Module D and Module E students.  The services will pick up students from Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport.

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Next Courses

Pre-sessional Programme

Apply now for full-time English Study starting in July and August 2018.

  • Module CD (20 weeks) - entry requirement IELTS 5.0
  • Module D (10 weeks) - entry requirement IELTS 5.5
  • Module E (6 weeks) - entry requirement IELTS 6.0