English Language Education

Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

A range of online Academic English courses for students who wish to improve their English prior to starting a postgraduate programme at the University of Edinburgh.

Applications for the Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes 2020 is now closed.

We are committed to providing the 7- and 10-week Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes programme and can confirm that we will be offering the programme online this year. The programme, course content and learning outcomes will remain exactly as advertised on our website, but the delivery of the programme will change from in-person to online. 

If you have a confirmed place on the programme, you do not need to re-apply. Your place remains confirmed for the online pre-sessional programme and English Language Education will be in contact regarding further details.


Find out how to apply here. See our new Online Pre-sessional FAQs here.


Entry Requirements for Summer Courses

Find out if you meet the entry requirements before applying.

Summer Course Information

Information about course content, timetable and fees.

Online Pre-Sessional FAQs

We're offering our Pre-sessional English course ONLINE in summer 2020. Find out more here.

Apply for Summer EAP Courses

Applications are now closed.

Application Timeline

Find out what happens after you submit your application.

Testing and Assessment

Information on end of course testing for students.

Summer Accommodation

The Summer EAP programme will be delivered online, and we will not be offering accommodation.

English Language Education Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions for English Language Education bookings at the Centre for Open Learning.