English Language Education

Pre-sessional English Language Summer 2022

An Academic English programme to improve English language level prior to starting a postgraduate programme at the University of Edinburgh.

 Unfortunately, applications for summer 2022 are now closed. We will be opening applications for summer 2023 later in the year. 


Information for Offer Holders

For up-to-date information about Pre-sessional teaching plans in 2022, please visit our FAQ pages:

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Summer 2022 Programme Options

Students at the University of Edinburgh

We're delighted you are interested in attending our Pre-sessional English Language Programme in summer 2022. 

We are offering the following two options for Pre-sessional English Language study in 2022. The programme you choose will depend on meeting the pre-requisites and entry requirements, which can be found on the programme information pages. Both programmes will be offered as in-person programmes in 2022.

Programme Courses Dates Fees
10-week Programme

Phase 1: English for General Academic Purposes - EGAP (4 weeks)


Phase 2: English for Specific Academic Purposes - ESAP (6 weeks)

Monday 20 June - Thursday 25 Aug 2022 £5350
6-week Programme Phase 2: English for Specific Academic Purposes - ESAP (6 weeks) Monday 18 July - Thursday 25 Aug 2022 £3210


Covid-19 information and FAQs about the 2022 Pre-Sessional.

CAS, Visa & Arrival Information

Please read this section carefully for key information related to CAS issuance and visas.


Please note, applications are now CLOSED for summer 2022 entry.

Summer Accommodation

Summer accommodation in Edinburgh.

BALEAP Accreditation

The British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP) inspects and accredits Academic English courses against rigorous criteria covering five categories to give an assurance of quality to students, and to support staff across the profession in meeting and exceeding these agreed standards.

Accreditation occurs every four years. Comments from the 2019 report on our summer courses include:

"There is clear information and guidance for students on leaving the Presessional Course. Of particular note is the care taken to offer alternative pathways for the few students who fail to meet their target grades for progression into their intended academic course of study."

"The student experience is very well supported by central university services."

Visit BALEAP website [External Link]