English language courses for undergraduate entry In 'International student entry requirements' International student entry requirementsEnglish language courses Back to 'Undergraduate entry requirements' Our English for International Students Unit (EISU) runs English language courses before the start of the academic year for candidates who do not have the required level of English, or who wish to improve their English language and academic skills before the start of their course. These courses allow you to satisfy the English language requirements without retaking IELTS or TOEFL. Undergraduates with conditional offers Undergraduate students with a conditional offer for a University of Birmingham course can apply to study on a 42-week, 31-week, 20-week, 15-week, 10-week or 6-week English for Academic Purposes Presessional. Students with offers for the Birmingham Foundation Academy Students with an offer (conditional or unconditional) to study at the Birmingham Foundation Academy can apply to study on a 31-week, 20-week, 15-week, 10-week or 6-week BFA English Presessional. Undergraduates with unconditional offers Students with unconditional offers can apply to study on the EISU 3-week intensive course.