Course fees 2020-21

Below you will find all the information on course fees at University Language Centre in 2020-21.

Members of the public:

  • £570 full standard 23-week course.
  • £310 shorter 12-week course, or one semester only of a standard 23-week course.

Fees for the standard 23-week courses can be paid in one or two instalments (half on enrolment and the other half in January).

Subsidised rates for University students and staff

Subsidised rates are offered to students and staff of the University of Manchester at the rates listed below:

Credited students

Current (mainly undergraduate) students with available ‘free choice’ credits:  

  • 20 or 10 credits

Non-credit students

Current (undergraduate & postgraduate) students with no ‘free choice’ credits available:

  • £360 full standard 23-week course.
  • £195 (one semester-only courses).


University of Manchester staff:

  • £360 full standard 23-week course.
  • £195 (one semester-only courses).


University of Manchester alumni:

  • £360 full standard 23-week course.
  • £195 (one semester-only courses).

Fee payments

Payment of course fees can be made online (link sent by LEAP office); by credit/debit card (not Solo cards) or by cheque.  Please note we are unable to accept cash payments.

Booking conditions

Priority is given to credited students on these courses.  Please apply as early as possible to ensure a place on the course.  Application deadlines can be found under the essential information page.

By signing the application form, you are agreeing to these booking conditions:

Places on the course are only guaranteed once an application form has been received, fees/credits have been paid and you have received a confirmation from the LEAP office.


Refunds for course fees will only be made up to:

  • 3 weeks after the start of a course (full-year course)
  • 1 week after the start of a course (one-semester-only course) 

Refunds will incur an administrative charge of £45. 

Refunds must be requested in writing to the relevant email address: 


The course description gives a good indication of the level of the class, and tutors may be available to briefly assess your level when you apply.  However, the ULC reserves the right to request that you to move to a different level if, after starting the course, they feel you are too high or too low for your current class.  This is of particular importance to students gaining credits from their course, as the ULC needs to ensure that sufficient academic progress will be made for the amount of credits gained.


Non-credited students, staff and members of the public are eligible for a certificate of study on successful completion of the course.  ‘Successful completion’ means achievement of a 40% pass mark and regular attendance on the course.  Credited students will receive the relevant number of credits, if they pass the course.