English Language Preparation and Online Pre-Sessional English

Develop your English language skills

Improve your English

The English Language Preparation programme and Online Pre-Sessional English are each designed to support international students to improve their English language skills to meet the requirements for the International Foundation Year.

Key Facts

English Language Preparation

Duration: 1 semester

Start dates: September or April

English language entry requirements: Minimum of IELTS 4.5 overall (with minimum 4.5 in writing)

Age: 17+

Term dates 

September 2022

Semester 1: 16/09/2022 - 16/12/2022

April 2023

Semester 1: 24/04/2023 - 21/07/2023

*Academic IELTS for UKVI. If you do not need a Student visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

Online Pre-Sessional English

Duration: 10 weeks

Start dates: May

English language entry requirements: Minimum of IELTS 4.5 overall (with minimum 4.5 in in all skills)

Age: 17+

Term dates 

May 2022

25/05/2022 - 12/08/2022

Programme details

English Language Preparation  

This programme is designed to be flexible and accommodating to all international students. Key course facts:

  • Taught at Leeds International Study Centre
  • A one-term course
  • Takes place before you start your International Foundation Year
  • Different entry dates available, see your study plan options below
  • Improves both written and verbal English skills

Online Pre-Sessional English

This programme is designed to boost you English language level to start your International Foundation Year. Key course facts:

- The programme is taught via Study Group's Virtual Study Centre.
- A 10 week course.
- Takes place before you start your International Foundation Year
- Takes place online so you can study from home
- Improves both written and verbal English skills

Once you successfully complete the programme, and achieve the required grades, you will go on to study your chosen International Foundation Year course, before progressing to undergraduate study at the University of Leeds.

Entry requirements

To study the English Language Preparation programme or Online Pre-Sessional English, you need to have IELTS 4.5 (with minimum 4.5 in writing), or equivalent.

Study plan options

English Language Preparation study plan