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English for Academic Purposes support

The EAP skills support programme offers academic language support to international students who need to develop their English language and academic literacy skills during their studies. All classes are free of charge to international students registered at the University of Southampton. If you want to continue to improve your English, we offer the following academic language skills support classes: academic writing skills; PhD thesis writing skills; Masters level dissertation writing skills; critical thinking skills; presentation & seminar skills and everyday English skills.

University of Southampton international students
International students


Online registration for new EAP language skills support classes will begin in teaching week 2 of the new semester and classes will begin in teaching week 3. A downloadable class timetable is available below.

Entry requirements:

Assumes IELTS 6.0

Contact details:

General information:

Specific information:

How to enrol online:

You can now use the University of Southampton Online Store short course link to register for English for Academic Purpose Support classes.  EAP support skills classes will appear in teaching week 3.

You will need your student information to register for a class. Please consult the timetable for your academic content course before you choose a skills class. You can attend a maximum of 2 classes, please do not register for more! If you are unable to register, the course is full and you will be placed on a waiting list.

News and information updates:

New EAP language skills support classes will be offered of semester1 of the new academic year (2019-20). Please continue to check this website for information updates and to download the new semester 1 timetable.

Click here to enrol on the EAP Short Course

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Other language support resources offered by the University:

International students group study
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