English Language Education


Information on applying for Pre-sessional English Courses.

In Summer 2022 we are pleased to announce that both the 10-week and 6-week Summer EAP Pre-sessional programmes will be offered as in-person programmes only.

Please note that an online version of the programme will not be offered in 2022. As such all students will be expected to be willing and able to travel to the UK for the start date of their chosen programme. All students are responsible for ensuring that they fulfil all travel requirements that will enable them to do this.

The Pre-Sessional programme is designed to help you meet your degree programme entry requirements. As such, once you have been given a Pre-Sessional placement you should not attempt to re-sit other English language tests. This is important for the following reasons:

  • The admissions department for your chosen degree programme may not accept revised English language test scores if you are registered on the Pre-Sessional. You will be required to successfully complete the Pre-Sessional to gain entry to your degree programme
  • Once your 14 day cancellation period has expired, we will not refund Pre-Sessional fees if you have been resitting other English language tests and achieve the scores needed for degree programme entry


Before Applying

  • Please make sure you have read the course description and meet the eligibility requirements.

  • Please make sure you have your University of Edinburgh UUN, the name of your Postgraduate degree programme, and the name of the corresponding University of Edinburgh School ready and that your offer is Conditional Firm (CF).

  • Please make sure you have your IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) number ready or PTE Academic UKVI SRC

  • Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

  • Please make sure you have the passport number of the passport you will be using to travel to the UK. It is important that you enter this number on the application form. Please do not send us a scan of your passport.

PLEASE NOTE: Providing the application form has been fully and correctly completed, there is no requirement to provide any documentation by email unless we specifically request this.


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