International applicants

Every year, more than 6,000 international students come to study at the University of Leeds, making us one of the most diverse and multicultural universities in the UK. We're also part of the Worldwide Universities Network which comprises 16 research intensive institutions and addresses issues of global significance.

International Student Office

The University's International Student Office are here to help you with immigration, accommodation, finance questions and more. They also run Link to Leeds, which connects you with international students from around the world already studying here at Leeds. These students act as ambassadors, meaning you can ask them all about life in Leeds through email, Skype or instant messenger. You can find out more on the International Student Office website here.

Visa requirements

You'll need to provide details of any previous UK study with your application. If you've previously held a CAS and/or Tier 4 Visa for UK study, please provide copies of these too.

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you must prove that you meet our English language requirements. You'll need to achieve the required score in the IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent qualification and provide your certificates with your application. A full list of the qualifications and minimum scores we accept can be found here. You'll also need to take an appropriate English language test when you arrive in Leeds.

Pre-sessional courses

If you don't meet the language requirements, you might benefit from one of the pre-sessional courses run by the University's Language Centre. These courses are designed to help you develop the language skills needed for postgraduate study, and are tailored to your subject area. There are different courses for Masters and Research students, which vary in length and start date. For more information visit the Language Centre's website here.