How to apply

Before you apply, please ensure you read and understand the booking conditions for these courses, as well as the deadlines associated with your chosen course.

Pre-sessional 10-week (April) course - How to apply

This year, we are also offering a 10-week Pre-sessional course starting in April.  The course content is the same as the 10-week couse starting in July, but with an earlier start date.  Plesae note that you can only study on one Pre-sessional course so if you choose to study in April, you would not be able to attend the July or August Pre-sessional courses.

To be eligible, you must already hold an offer for a degree course at the University of Manchester, or another UK university.  If you hold an offer from another UK university, please check with the admissions contacts at that university to confirm they will accept the results of a University of Manchester Pre-sessional course, before you apply.

Course requirements

You will need access to a laptop to access our course materials whilst studying on campus.

How to apply

To apply, complete the application form below. See instructions on: how to create an account and how to submit an online application.

Please upload a copy of your latest English language test with your application, as evidence of your current English level.

What happens next?

  • When you submit your application form, you will receive an acknowledgment email confirming your submission.  
  • The Pre-sessional admissions team will review your application and either confirm your offer or ask you for further information.
  • When you are sent an offer, you will be sent instructions on how to pay for the course online.  You must pay the course fees in full before the deadline stated.  If you do not pay by the deadline, your offer and application will be withdrawn.

Pre-sessional 10-week (July) and 6-week courses - How to apply

If you have an offer to study on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Manchester, you will automatically be considered for a Pre-sessional course. If you are eligible to attend our 10-week (July) or 6-week course to enable you to meet the conditions of your offer, you will see this option in your My Manchester portal.

You will be asked to indicate how you intend to meet the English language condition in your offer. If you choose to take the Pre-sessional course you will be able to book and pay for your course in MyManchester.

Pre-sessional 4-week course - How to apply

Our 4-week Pre-sessional course is for applicants who already hold an unconditional offer from the University of Manchester.  The course aims to prepare you for studying at this university and make you more confident in working in an academic environment. 

To apply, complete the application form below. See instructions on: how to create an account and how to submit an online application.

Please upload a copy of your latest English language test with your application, as evidence of your current English level.

What happens next?

  • When you submit your application form, you will receive an acknowledgment email confirming your submission.  
  • The Pre-sessional admissions team will review your application and either confirm your offer or ask you for further information.
  • When you are sent an offer, you will be sent instructions on how to pay for the course online.  You must pay the course fees in full before the deadline stated.  If you do not pay by the deadline, your offer and application will be withdrawn.