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English language support

There is a range of English language support available for University of Southampton students. You can study English alongside your degree, or take a pre-sessional course to improve your skills before you start your degree programme.

Studying English before starting your degree

Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes

Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses take place during the summer, before the start of the academic year. Students take a pre-sessional EAP course if they would like to improve their English language skills before they start their degree. Please see Pre-sessional programmes for more information.

English for Academic Study

Another option is the English for Academic Study course which runs over three semesters. Please see the English for Academic Study (EAS) website for more information.

Studying English during term time

The University runs an English for Academic Purposes support programme during term time, which allows students to improve their English language skills while studying for their degree. The courses are free to international students and also cover study skills.

Other English language resources

Other English language resources include:

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

If you are uncertain about anything or you have a query, then our comprehensive frequently asked questions (FAQs) page may have the answer.

Visa drop-in and appointments

Visa drop-in and appointments

You can talk to one of our visa advisors by coming to a visa drop-in session, or you can book an appointment for an in depth discussion.

Online enquiry form

Enquiry form

You can contact us through our online enquiry form. We strongly encourage people to contact us through the online enquiry form rather than to directly email us.

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