How to Apply

Please note that due COVID-19, there may be alterations to the course to ensure the safety of staff and students. All applicants will be informed of any significant change to their course in good time. You can find the most up-to-date information here, or you are welcome to contact us directly.

Please read our Pre-Sessional Application Notes and Guidance 2022/23 before you submit your application. This document tells you:

  • how to fill out the online application form
  • how to pay for your course
  • what terms and conditions you are agreeing to
  • what our cancellation and refund policy is

By submitting an application, you are confirming that you have read and understood this document.

Most of our students go on to study at the University of Liverpool but we also welcome students who are planning to study at other UK universities. Students planning to study at another university should check with that institution to see if they will accept results from a University of Liverpool, ELC Pre-Sessional course. A comprehensive end of course report can be provided on request.

For students going on to study at universities which do not accept results from the University of Liverpool, we are also a test centre for IELTS.

    Self-funded Applicants

    If you are a self-funded applicant, you are required to pay a £300 deposit when you submit your application. To pay, please go to our dedicated payment pages here.

    Please read our ELC Pre-Sessional Payment Policy for Self-Funded Students 2022/23.

    Please ensure you have submitted an application for your Undergraduate or Postgraduate programme before submitting your Pre-sessional application. Exceptions apply for the 40-week course - no Undergraduate or Postgraduate application required.

    Sponsored Applicants

    If you are a sponsored applicant, you will need to submit full copies of your official sponsorship letters with your application. Without these documents, we will assume that you are a self-funded applicant and will not be able to make a decision on your application without a deposit.

    Please read our ELC Pre-Sessional Payment Policy for Sponsored Students 2022/23.

    Please ensure you have submitted an application for your Undergraduate or Postgraduate programme before submitting your Pre-sessional application. Exceptions apply for the 40-week course - no Undergraduate or Postgraduate application required.