English Language Education

6 Week Pre-sessional English Programme

The ESAP course you select depends on your academic specialism.

Please note, applications for summer 2023 will open on Monday 23rd January 2023.


English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP)

Key Information 

Start Date Monday 17 July 2023
Duration 6 weeks
Course Fee £3370
Application deadline Monday 5th June at 17:00 (BST)

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ* The health and safety of staff and students throughout the pandemic remains the University of Edinburgh’s priority. As such, this year’s Pre-sessional English programme has been designed to facilitate safe delivery of its high-quality teaching. The 6-week English for Specific Academic Purposes Courses will be taught as an in-person programme. Applicants will be expected to travel to the UK in order to attend this programme.

Throughout the pandemic, the University of Edinburgh has followed Scottish Government advice and it will continue to do so ahead of the start of the Pre-sessional English programme this year. Our priority will remain student and staff safety and wellbeing and we will update applicants of the Pre-sessional programme of any changes throughout their application process.