English Language Courses

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

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 

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.

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

10 weeks: 25/05/2022 - 12/08/2022

September 2022

Term 1: 05/09/22 - 18/11/22

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
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How to apply

Discover how to apply for a programme at the International Study Centre. You can also find the documents you need to provide alongside your application.

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International Study Centre

Study abroad programs at the International Study Centre offers opportunities for international students to study in the UK. Discover how to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds.

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Prepare for success

Gain the competitive edge before you start your academic programme with our online preparation course.

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Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to answer any questions you may have and help you with your application. We can't wait to meet you