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.

Semester 1 Applications

Applications for our Semester 1 November ELSIS courses are now OPEN and will CLOSE on 24 October 2021.

ELSIS Courses for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Students

Courses for those on UG and PG Taught programmes.

ELSIS Courses for Postgraduate Research Students

Courses for those on Postgraduate Research programmes.

Referring a student: Information for University Staff

How University Staff can refer a student to an ELSIS course.

Refer a student for ELSIS Courses

Applying for ELSIS Courses

Before applying:

  • Read the ELSIS course descriptions to ensure you choose the courses most appropriate to your needs.

After applying:

  • 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)

Access our Independent Study Materials here (secured)