Presessional English Programme

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

Our Presessional Programme will give you the English language and academic skills you need for successful study at a UK university. Students who complete the Presessional Programme with suitable grades will meet the English language entry requirements for University of Leicester degree programmes.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the ELTU is offering the flexibility of two modes of study for some of its modules: On Campus and Online.

  • Our On Campus Presessional combines in-person classroom study with online digital learning.
  • Our Online Presessional is delivered fully online, and offers the students the convenience of studying at home, without the need to travel to Leicester.

We will offer On Campus and/or Online start dates in 2021 depending on the changing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. To check what mode of study is available for your start date, please see our course pages.

Presessional English Programme £1,000 Bursary

For students who join presessional English courses in Term 3 (starting 12 April) and then progress onto a degree in September 20201 or January 2022, we are pleased to offer a £1,000 bursary, deducted from your degree fees when you successfully complete your presessional course. Find out more about the presessional bursary.