Pre-sessional English Language Programme 2024 (On Campus)

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


Summer 2024 Programme Options

Students at the University of Edinburgh

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

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

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 17 June - Friday 23 August 2024 £5898
6-week Programme Phase 2: English for Specific Academic Purposes - ESAP (6 weeks) Monday 15 July - Friday 23 August 2024 £3539

The 10-week programme consists of 4-weeks of Essentials of English for Academic Purposes (EEAP) and 6-weeks English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP).

The English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) course you select depends on your academic specialism.

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

Applications are now closed for both the 10 and 6 week programmes for 2024 entry.

Summer accommodation in Edinburgh.

Join our Online Information Sessions in February and March to learn more about the Summer and Online Pre-Sessionals at Edinburgh.

University of Edinburgh ELE Terms and Conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Summer Pre-sessional English Programme.


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]