English for University Studies

English course (From 10 weeks)


January 2017, March 2017, August 2017, October 2016, November 2016


Our English for University Studies (EUS) course has been designed for International students who would like the opportunity to improve their general English language skills in a university environment. The course largely focuses on general English language, with an introduction into academic skills and IELTS Preparation.

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Full description

Course Content

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The English for University Studies is full-time programme and comprises of 21 study hours a week.  The course content includes the following:

  • Grammar and vocabulary work
  • Fluency focus
  • Reading, listening, speaking and writing skills
  • Pronunciation focus
  • English for academic purposes
  • Intensive preparation for IELTS: exam technique and practice
  • Further specialist academic vocabulary focus
  • Study skills
  • Life in the UK – cultural awareness training
  • Awareness training: studying in an English speaking university

Download: Sample Timetable: English for University Studies

Course Dates and Fees

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The courses below are suitable for 2016/2017 entry.
Course length Start date End date Course fee
20 weeks 22 August 2016 20 January 2017 £5,670
14 weeks 3 October 2016 20 January 2017 £3,969
10 weeks 31 October 2016 20 January 2017 £2,835
36 weeks 29 August 2016 2 June 2017 £10,206
30 weeks 10 October 2016 2 June 2017 £8,505
23 weeks 28 November 2016 2 June 2017 £6,520
20 weeks 3 Jan 2017 2 June 2017 £5,670
10 weeks 13 March 2017 2 June 2017 £2,835


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At the end of the EUS course you will take an IELTS (this is included in the course fee). If you have applied for an academic course at Anglia Ruskin or Cambridge Ruskin International College and meet the English requirements for your course, you will be able to progress directly onto your programme.

If you need more support to meet the English requirements for your academic course at Anglia Ruskin or with CRIC, you may need to do a Pre-sessional English Course. In this case you might be booked you onto a SELT (there will be no additional charge for this). Please note you will be responsible for covering all transfer costs to the SELT test centre.

Where you will study

Your department and faculty

We’re here to support your success during your academic life at Anglia Ruskin.  We offer a wide-range of English courses, including academic and general English, summer programmes and bespoke courses, as well as in-sessional English language support and foreign languages.  We provide a friendly supportive teaching environment, with highly experienced and qualified teaching staff that are dedicated to help you pursue your academic ambitions.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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How to apply

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To apply please complete the English with University Studies application form and email to lsu@anglia.ac.uk.

You'll also need to send us a copy of your English Test. For international students we would recommend that you take an IELTS for entry onto a EUS course. If you're applying from the EU we can accept other English tests; for more information you can email lsu@anglia.ac.uk.

For the EUS course you will need to apply for a Short Term Study Visa (previously known as a Student Visitor Visa) but if you're planning to continue onto a Pre-sessional course you may wish to apply for a Tier 4 visa.

Entry requirements

The EUS course is suitable for students with a minimum of IELTS 4.0 or above (we would not recommend this course for anyone with an IELTS of more than 6.5). As a general guide we would recommend the longer programmes for applicants with an IELTS range of 4.0-5.0, especially if you are planning to apply for an academic course. The shorter programmes are generally more suitable for applicants of an intermediate level.