University Preparation courses in the UK

LSI schools in the UK give you the training and support you need to get into the university you want.

British universities require the IELTS exam as proof of English language skills for admission. LSI’s IELTS exam preparation course helps you achieve the score that you need for entering the UK’s best universities and colleges. Our Academic English programme prepares you not only for exams, but also to thrive in the academic and social environment of one of Britain’s world-famous universities.


Provided that you meet the academic requirements for your desired course, LSI schools in the UK can help to arrange conditional letters of admission to universities and colleges before your arrival. Once accepted by your chosen university, you will be offered a place subject to your completion of your LSI course and achieving the required level of English.


Students who stay with us for 12 weeks or more receive free university counselling in the school from one of our professional advisors. We test your English on an ongoing basis so we can track your progress and plan out your pathway to the university you want, discussing options, which programme is right for you, and even help you with the paperwork for your university application.

Why LSI?

  • Over 50 years experience
  • Rapidly improve your communication skills
  • Intensive courses offer a range of electives to suit individual needs
  • Courses to suit all levels

Universities and colleges LSI students have studied at:

  • University of Warwick
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Chichester
  • Brighton University
  • Sussex University
  • University College London
  • London School of Economics
  • Imperial College London
  • Edinburgh University

University Placements in 2017

LSI’s UCAS co-ordinator helped students secure offers at the following universities in 2017:

  • UCL, Education
  • UCL, Psychology
  • Bristol, English
  • Bristol, Theoretical Physics
  • King’s College London, Medicine
  • King’s College London, Pharmacy
  • Leeds, English Language and Literature
  • Leeds,Medicine
  • Leeds, Theoretical Physics
  • York,English
  • York,Theoretical Physics
  • SOAS, Anthropology
  • Manchester, Management
  • Goldsmiths, Anthropology
  • Sheffield, English
  • Birmingham,Education
  • Birmingham,English Language and Literature
  • Royal Holloway, Computer Science
  • Loughborough, Creative Writing
  • Surrey, Computer Science
  • Kent, Anthropology

Academic English

  •  Duration: 30* x 50 minutes
  • Intermediate to Advanced levels
  • Course length: 4-48 weeks 
  • Age 16+
  • Hours per week: 25 hours

Academic English combines general English with a focus on key academic skills and exam English. The programme includes regular, focussed grammar and vocabulary reviews, which allows students to target their individual language needs while developing their academic reading and writing skills. This is all supported by specialised, targeted, online resources through our online learning system, E-LSI.

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IELTS Preparation Course

The IELTS test is internationally recognised in the English speaking world, highly regarded by companies and a requirement for enrolment at colleges and universities in many English speaking countries except in Canada and the USA. We offer preparation courses for this examination as part of an LSI Intensive 30 course.

  • 20 lessons per week on grammar and language skills
  • 10 lessons per week focus on study skills and exam practice

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