Academic Language and Literacies for In-Sessional Study (ALLIS)

Free, non-credit bearing courses available for undergraduate and postgraduate students from all disciplines at the University of Edinburgh.

Applications 23/24

  • Applications for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students have now closed for 2023/24 The next set of courses will be offered in Term 1, 24/25
  • Applications for the second set of courses for Postgraduate Research students have closed. However, another set, due to run from April, will open for application the week commencing 5th March 2024

Guidance on how staff can refer a student to an Academic Language and Literacies for In-Sessional Study (ALLIS) course.

Courses for students on UG and PG Taught programmes.

Courses for students on Postgraduate Research programmes.

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Referring a student: Information for University Staff

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

Refer a student for ALLIS Courses

Applying for ALLIS Courses

Before applying:

  • Read the ALLIS 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, or one course in the case of courses for Post Graduate research students.

Independent Study Materials

Course specific self-guided study materials (EASE log-in required)

Access our Independent Study Materials here