How to Apply

Please note that due to the current worldwide public health emeregency (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 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.

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.

Please note: we have recently extended the application period for our 40-week Pre-Sessional course. As a result, the suggested last application date for this course is now 25th September.

  • Self-funded Applicants

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    If you are a self-funded applicant, you are required to pay a £300 deposit when you submit your application. We recommend that you pay using our online payment facility.

    Please click here to read our payment policy.

    Refunds due to cancellation within the 14-day cancellation period

    The English Language Centre has taken the decision to waive the typical 14-day cancellation period and allow a full refund if you wish to cancel your application at any time. This is in acknowledgement of the greater uncertainty applicants face during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.

    If you wish to cancel your programme booking, you must send your request in an email to elc-admissions@liverpool.ac.uk. We cannot accept cancellations over the phone or in-person.

  • Sponsored Applicants

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    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.

    Please note: the section on Sponsored Applicants starts at page 6 of this document.

Refunds due to cancellation within the 14-day cancellation period

The English Language Centre has taken the decision to waive the typical 14-day cancellation period and allow a full refund if you wish to cancel your application at any time. This is in acknowledgement of the greater uncertainty applicants face during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.

If you wish to cancel your programme booking, you must send your request in an email to elc-admissions@liverpool.ac.uk. We cannot accept cancellations over the phone or in person.