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Established in 1904, the University of Leeds is one of the UK’s largest universities, world famous for its teaching and research and located in the heart of a vibrant, affordable and student-friendly city. Leeds is a member of the Russell Group – the UK’s top 24 research-led Universities and is a world top-100 university (QS World University Rankings, 2021) and a top 10 university in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2019).

We are renowned for the quality of our learning, teaching and research and offer one of the widest ranges of degree choices in the UK. With a student population of over 38,000 from over 170 different countries, Leeds welcomes many NCUK students each year.

Why Choose the University of Leeds?

  • Voted 3rd in the UK in the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.
  • Our single campus is a ten-minute walk from Leeds city centre, the 3rd biggest city in the UK and a thriving centre in the north of England for UK culture, history, music, sports and the arts.
  • Leeds’ Students’ Union is one of the best in the country with more than 300 clubs and societies for students to join.
  • We guarantee accommodation for international students for the duration of their studies with us (providing they apply by the deadlines).
  • Leeds has 4 libraries on campus and a wide range of on-line materials available via the award-winning Virtual Learning Environment. We have recently committed £520m to campus developments.
  • The Edge is our state-of-the-art fitness, sport and well-being facility, which includes a 25m eight lane swimming pool and the largest fitness suite of any UK university.
  • Our ‘Spark’ initiative offers business start-up support and we run an annual business plan competition with prizes of up to £2,000 for entrepreneurial students.
  • The latest High Fliers report, The Graduate Market in 2020, has ranked Leeds in the top 10 most targeted universities in the UK by graduate recruiters.
  • 5th most targeted university in the UK by graduate recruiters (Graduate Market in 2021).

Awards & Achievements

  • Leeds was named the University of the Year 2017 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide
  • Leeds is currently ranked 13th in The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2020, and 16th in the Complete University Guide 2021
  • In the National Student Survey 2018, 88% of final year Leeds students said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the course – five points above the national average
  • Leeds staff have been awarded 26 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other university
  • Leeds ranks in the Top 10 for research power in the UK (REF 2014)
  • Leeds staff have been awarded 26 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other university
Students at The University of Leeds

Overseas Campuses and Additional Opportunities

Find out more about life in the UK and at Leeds with current students via Link to Leeds! This team represents many different nationalities and degree courses, and you can email any of the ambassadors, follow them on social media, read their blogs, or take part in one of the university’s regular live chat events. Click here to meet the team.

University of Leeds

University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds, LS2 9JT
United Kingdom
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David Wangaruro Ngechu

David Wangaruro Ngechu

“The NCUK qualification helped me a lot, particularly with Maths and Microeconomics, the modules are very similar to the ones I am now studying at university.”

University of Leeds BEng (Hons) Mechatronics and Robotics

Wenxin Zhou

Wenxin Zhou

Leeds is one of the financial centres in the UK, which is always a good choice for business students as there will be more opportunities to visit and learn from successful enterprises.

University of Leeds BSc (Hons) International Business

Wa Shing Chung

Wa Shing Chung

I chose to study at the University of Leeds because its business related subjects are well-known in the industry. The ranking is quite high in a number of different ranking systems.

China (Hong Kong)
University of Leeds BA (Hons) Management with Marketing

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