Applying for Study

International Applicants

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English Language Requirements

International applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of their language ability, in the form of IELTS or TOEFL certificates, and will be required to take an appropriate English language test on arrival.

IELTS
Score of 6.5, with at least a 6.0 in all components

TOEFL
Scores of either 580 (paper-based test) with a 4.5 in written English, or 92 (internet-based test) with a 21 in listening and reading, 22 in writing and 23 in speaking

Please note that the English Language Requirements of all Schools in the Faculty of Arts are above the University minimum. For advice on whether your English language qualifications are acceptable please email the University's International Office.

Language Support

The University of Leeds Language Centre provides a range of English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional courses which are designed to help international students develop the necessary language and academic study skills required for successful study on a research degree programme at the University of Leeds. Courses are offered throughout the year with starting dates in September, January, April, July or August.

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  1. Applying for Study
  2. Research Degrees
  3. Application Process
  4. Research Proposals
  5. International Applicants