English Language Education

English Language Support for International Students (ELSIS)

Free, non-credit bearing courses available for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh, whose first language is not English.

English Language Students

Before applying

  • Read the ELSIS course descriptions to ensure you choose the courses most appropriate to your needs
  • Check your upcoming timetable to ensure your ELSIS courses won’t clash with your other commitments

After applying

Please be patient! We will contact you after the application deadline to confirm if you have been given a place and the classroom location. Check your email after the application deadline for further communications from us.

Please be aware:

  • You must submit a separate application for each course you apply for, and we strongly advise you to only apply to a maximum two courses per semester
  • You can only choose one class option per course
  • Courses will be taught at the Holyrood campus and King's Buildings

Course Information and Applying

The following courses will be offered in Semester 2 - applications open on 6 January 2020. Please see individual course pages for further information. Places are given on a first come, first served basis.

Academic Writing For International Students

Grammar for Academic Writing

Seminar Discussion Skills

Writing a PhD First Year Report

Writing Your PhD: Scientific Research

Writing Your PhD: Qualitative Research

Writing Your PhD: Quantitative Research in Social Sciences Writing Your PhD: Reviewing the Literature

Independent Study Materials

We've put together some study materials for University of Edinburgh Students that may wish to study independently. EASE log in required:

Independent Study Materials (secured)