How to Apply

You should apply for your Pre-sessional English Course using our online application system Apply Yourself.

Please read our Application Notes and Guidance 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.

If you will be under 18 years of age when you start your course at the English Language Centre, you will need to send additional documents with your application form. Please click here to find out more.

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 non-refundable deposit when you submit your application. We recommend that you pay using our online payment facility.

    Before you pay your deposit and submit an application, it is your responsibility to make sure that your current English language level meets the entry requirements for the Pre-sessional Course of your choice, as deposits are only refunded in the case of visa refusal and where evidence of this is supplied.

    Please click here to read our payment policy.‌

  • 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 click here to read our payment policy for (the section on  Sponsored Applicants starts at page 6).