University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Transform your future by joining the University of Leeds; a leading UK university established in 1904 and one of the largest universities in the UK. Leeds is part of the Russell Group, a research-intensive group of universities that are renowned globally for their quality of research and teaching. As an international student, you’ll be part of a diverse and vibrant community in a thriving city known for its cultural and economic significance.

The university’s extensive range of courses, state-of-the-art facilities, and strong employability focus will equip you with the skills needed to excel in the global job market. Secure your place at the University of Leeds and embark on an unforgettable study abroad adventure that will shape your career and broaden your horizons.

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  • International Foundation Year
  • International Year One
  • Master's Preparation / Pre-Sessional

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Life at Leeds

Student Life at Leeds

The University of Leeds is a leading UK university with a strong reputation for research, teaching quality, and student experience. By joining Leeds you’ll be part of a truly multicultural and lively community in a thriving student-friendly city, which is a great place to live. Participate in numerous extracurricular activities, join various clubs and societies, and benefit from comprehensive support services tailored to your needs.

Studying with NCUK gives you access to the University of Leeds, setting you on a path towards academic success and personal growth, an unforgettable adventure. The university also offers dedicated career guidance, internships, and global exchange programs to help you excel in the competitive job market and become a successful global citizen.

Careers at Leeds

Your future starts here. The University of Leeds will help you to figure out what’s next – whether that’s work experience and placements or seeking a graduate job. The university prioritises your career success, offering comprehensive careers, employability, and enterprise support services for international students. Studying at Leeds ensures access to personalised career guidance, skills development workshops, networking events, and internship opportunities.

The university’s strong industry connections and commitment to research and teaching quality ensure you’re prepared to excel in your chosen field and make a lasting impact on the world. Leeds graduates have a high employment rate, securing roles in various sectors, including technology, finance, healthcare, and media, both in the UK and abroad.

City Life at Leeds

Leeds is one of the UK’s largest and fastest-growing cities and has a leading reputation in business, culture and sport. As an international student studying at the University of Leeds, you’ll be immersed in a lively social scene and have access to numerous local attractions that are only a 10-minute walk from campus. The university offers over 300 clubs and societies, fostering a vibrant campus community. In Leeds, visit attractions like the Corn Exchange, a historic building housing unique shops and eateries, or attend popular events like the Leeds International Film Festival and the West Indian Carnival.

The city also offers a thriving music scene, with venues like the Brudenell Social Club hosting live performances. Additionally, you can enjoy the diverse culinary scene in Leeds, with a range of restaurants, cafes, and street food vendors offering flavours from around the world.

Leeds is well connected, nationally and internationally, with excellent transport links. It’s only 30 minutes from Leeds Bradford International Airport and 1 hour from Manchester Airport. The city is well-connected to other parts of the country by rail, and you can reach London in just over two hours.

Student Support at Leeds

The University of Leeds prioritises student welfare, academic support, and student support services, ensuring an exceptional experience for international students. Studying at Leeds ensures access to a wealth of resources tailored to your needs, including personalised academic guidance, learning support, and mental health services.

The university also offers dedicated support for international students, such as language assistance, cultural adjustment, and visa advice. Leeds’ focus on student experience and reputation for excellence in higher education creates an environment where you can excel academically, grow personally, and make a positive impact on the world.

Student Accommodation at Leeds

The University of Leeds understands how important your accommodation is when you’re new. Starting at university might be the first time you’ve lived away from home, and this can be daunting as well as exciting. Leeds’ Residence Life team is committed to making that transition as easy as possible for you and will help you every step of the way.

Living in University accommodation is a great way to experience student life, make new friends and feel part of the University of Leeds’ student community. The university has an impressive range of accommodations from modern, purpose-built apartments to converted mansions both on and off campus, designed to cater to various preferences and budgets. The university also guarantees accommodation for the duration of your undergraduate studies for international students, providing a comfortable and secure living environment.

Accommodation features modern facilities, shared living spaces, and dedicated support services, ensuring a positive experience throughout your higher education journey. With a focus on enhancing the student experience, the University of Leeds ensures that your experience is enriched by a welcoming and supportive living environment, allowing you to make the most of your time in the UK.

Facilities at Leeds

By studying at the University of Leeds, you will have access to world-class university facilities that cater to various disciplines, interests, and needs. The university is renowned for its state-of-the-art laboratories, media areas, lecture halls, and sports facilities.

The Laidlaw Library offers extensive resources and study spaces, while the Nexus innovation hub fosters collaboration between academia, industry, and students. The Edge Sports Centre provides a wide range of options for staying active and healthy. With a focus on impact, reputation, and quality, the University of Leeds ensures you have the resources and support needed to excel academically and make a lasting impact on the world.

Sports & Clubs at Leeds

Whether you want to keep fit, play sports socially or compete at a high level, you’ll find everything you need at Leeds to keep active and feel your best.

By studying at the University of Leeds, you will have access to an extensive range of sports teams, sports clubs, societies, and the Athletic Union. The university offers various sports teams like the Leeds Gryphons Rugby Union team and the Leeds University Union Canoe Club.

The Athletic Union supports student-athletes and encourages participation in numerous sports disciplines. Furthermore, there are numerous societies catering to diverse interests, from academic pursuits to cultural experiences, ensuring that every international student finds a welcoming community during their higher education journey in the UK.

Sustainability at Leeds

By studying at the University of Leeds, you will join a university dedicated to sustainability and environmental policies. With a focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Leeds implements various initiatives, including energy conservation, waste reduction, and sustainable travel options.

The University of Leeds is committed to embedding sustainability in everything they do. To Leeds, sustainability means creating value for society by taking responsibility for economic, cultural, social and environmental impacts. The university draws on the diverse expertise of students, staff and partners to collaborate in finding sustainable solutions to global challenges, and to maintain the university’s position as world-leaders in sustainability.

Sustainability is a journey. Though society may not have all the answers now, the university are committed to using their assets to tackle global challenges through the likes of world-leading research and education, using their campus to find solutions to local and world challenges, and educating students in what they can do to be a part of a sustainable community and greener future for all.

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NCUK International Foundation Year Scholarships – Business School

The Business School has two scholarships available for NCUK students, although students cannot hold both scholarships simultaneously.

The Dean’s Business School International Excellence Scholarships. There are up to 50 scholarships available. A 50% reduction in tuition fees will be paid for three years of study. No application process is required – all candidates will be assessed via the information provided on UCAS. Terms and conditions apply.

NCUK Excellence Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded automatically – NCUK students will not have to apply for the scholarship. In order to qualify for the scholarship, NCUK applicants must meet or exceed the award conditions; those students who achieve A*AA or above on the NCUK International Foundation Year programme will be considered. The award is a £3,000 one-off fee waiver for the first year of the programme. Terms and conditions apply. NB: This award is NOT advertised on LUBS’ website. Email for more information.

NCUK International Foundation Year Scholarships – Faculty of Biological Sciences

FBS is offering 10 x £10,000 International Excellence Scholarships that will be awarded to the highest achieving undergraduate applicants in year 1. To be eligible for this scholarship students must achieve one grade (or equivalent) above the published grade requirements or higher. Terms and conditions apply. Student application is required and students must have the University of Leeds as their firm choice.

NCUK International Foundation Year Scholarships – School of Earth and Environment

Students can be considered for a School of Earth and Environment – Undergraduate International Excellence Scholarship of up to £5,000. This is automatically awarded (in increments) to any international applicant who has been offered a place on any of the undergraduate degree programmes within the School of Earth and Environment and achieves at least one grade above the published entry grade. Terms and conditions apply.

NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) Scholarships – Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship

Students may be considered for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Undergraduate International Excellence Scholarship of up to £6,000. Students must achieve at least one grade above the published grade. This award is automatically awarded to any international applicant who has been offered a place on any of the undergraduate degree courses within (terms and conditions apply):

  • Schools of Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computing
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (Link example for School of Chemistry)
NCUK International Foundation Year Scholarships – School of History

The School of History offers the Katrina Honeyman scholarship. All international students who are offered a place (on our BA History or BA International History and Politics courses) will automatically be considered for the £2,000 scholarship (awarded in each year of study) which is awarded in recognition of outstanding academic performance. Terms and conditions apply. Find out more here.

NCUK International Foundation Year Scholarships – School of Law

International Undergraduate Scholarship – NCUK candidates are eligible for this. The entrance scholarship is awarded to any first-year international students who significantly exceed the entry requirements – for NCUK students this would be those with AAA or above (compared to the AAB offer requirements). The award is automatic and is £2,500 towards first-year tuition fees. Terms and conditions apply.

NCUK International Foundation Year Scholarships – Psychology International Excellence Scholarship

An award of £10,000 tuition fee reduction is automatically awarded to high-achieving applicants who achieve AAA or above. Terms and conditions apply. Find out more here.

NCUK International Year One Scholarships Engineering

NCUK International Year One students may receive a scholarship of 10% of the full international tuition fee for each year of the programme (in the form of a partial fee waiver), subject to satisfactory progression. No separate application is required. Terms and conditions apply. NB: This award is NOT advertised on the Engineering website in full, it is referenced as a fee waiver.

Additional Scholarship Options

A wide range of awards is available to international postgraduate applicants to Leeds. The range can be viewed by clicking here. Terms and conditions apply. For Leeds University Business School scholarships, please click here.

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