Support and advice

There’s a lot of support available to help you to feel at home and make the most of your time in Leeds. We will guide you through those first few days of settling in and help you access any support you might need.

Immigration advice and travel and arrival information for international students is available from our International Student Office. Understanding how to apply for a visa and what you need to know in advance will help the process of moving to Leeds run smoothly.

Our welcome team and International Student Office can help you get started when you arrive in Leeds and can offer support to you all year round. There are many places on campus to ask for help if you have a question, along with services to support you during your studies. You can get information from our website for current students on all the support on offer.

Our Your Arrival brochure for all new international students includes a step-by-step guide to help you in your first few weeks and beyond. You will find information about the country, the city and the University. This will be in your welcome pack, along with maps and other booklets.

Living and working in the UK

Our website for current students has lots of useful information and advice about living in the UK, including culture shock, opportunities to get involved, and health advice.

You might want to work during your studies. There's some information you’ll need to know, such as how to find a job, understanding tax and national insurance and work restrictions. Find out more about working during, or after, study

International families

If you are planning to bring your family with you to Leeds we have information about finding suitable accommodation, schools and facilities. You can spend some time investigating and planning before you arrive.

Disabled international students

The University welcomes and supports disabled international students. We recommend you contact our Disability Team before you arrive — the more information you share with them, the better they will be able to assist you.

If you have received an offer, please complete and return the International Disabled Student Support Form as soon as possible to enable us to understand what support you may require. Please be assured that this information will not prejudice your application.