English for visiting and exchange students

Are you a non-native speaker who is visiting the University as an exchange or Erasmus student? If you are, you can enrol on one of our specialised units designed to enhance your language proficiency. Our Academic Success Credit Courses cater for varying English levels so please check that you meet the IELTS proficiency level (or equivalent) required. You will find this in our course descriptions (see links below). 

To understand the application process, please read our frequently asked questions before applying.

 If you are unable to provide proof of your language level, please contact the academic success office and we will provide further guidance: academicsuccess@manchester.ac.uk

The courses below (which were formerly known as LEAP English) cover all of the University’s Language Centre’s credit-bearing units for visiting and exchange students. However, if you are interested in a non-credit bearing course to improve your English during your studies, please click here:

For information on other English language courses (including intensive and pre-sessional courses) please visit the English language programmes page:

Academic Success Credit Courses

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-21

Courses at IELTS 6.0/6.5 level or equivalent

Courses at IELTS 7.0 level or equivalent