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.
Semester 1 Applications
Applications are now OPEN for our Semester 1 ELSIS courses starting in October. Applications for our November ELSIS courses will open on 18 October 2021.
ELSIS Courses for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Students
ELSIS Courses for Postgraduate Research Students
Referring a student: Information for University Staff
How University Staff can refer a student to an ELSIS course.
Applying for ELSIS Courses
- Read the ELSIS course descriptions to ensure you choose the courses most appropriate to your needs.
- Please be patient! We will contact you after the application deadline to confirm if you have been given a place.
- 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.
- Some courses are offered online and in-person in semester 1. Please make sure you apply for the method of delivery you prefer.
Independent Study Materials
Course specific self-guided study materials (EASE log-in required)