Apply as soon as possible as enrolment is limited and allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Applying early also means you are more likely to secure a place on your first choice of modules  as popular subjects are likely to fill up quickly.

How to apply

Step 1: Register

You must register online to complete the Leeds International Summer School (LISS) application form. We will use the email address that you register with to inform you of the outcome of your application.

Step 2: Complete the LISS application form

There are instructions on each page of the application form. If you are unsure about what to enter, please save your application up to that point and email us with your query

The final application deadline is 1 May 2018.

Completing the form

The system times out after 10 minutes of inactivity so please have your information and supporting documents ready. You should save your application regularly.

You must complete all fields that are marked as required; this includes uploading the following supporting documents:

  • official transcript (in English) from your home university
  • signed academic reference on university letter-headed paper (a statement from a member of University staff about you)
  • supporting statement (outlining your reasons for applying to take part in LISS)
  • copy of your English Language Certificate and scores (non-native speakers only from outside of Europe eg IELTS)

Once you have submitted your application form we will review it within two weeks and will contact you via email to inform you of the outcome of your application.


To be eligible to apply for our summer school you should:

  • have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 or equivalent
  • be enrolled at a university, or be a recent graduate
  • meet our English language requirements:
    • non-native English speakers of non-EU/EEA nationality are required to have IELTS 5.5 (5.5 overall with no component lower than 5.0) or TOEFL (iBT) 80 (80 overall, listening and reading: 18, speaking and writing: 19). Other equivalent language test scores may also be considered, and students with extensive English language experience may be exempt - please contact us for more details
    • non-native English speakers of EU/EEA nationality are expected to meet Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for languages  

If you are not sure whether you meet our entry requirements, or what the equivalencies are for your qualifications please contact us


If you require a visa to enter the UK you will need to apply for a Short-term Study Visa to attend the summer school — a standard visa will not be accepted. Please note, however, that you should always check the immigration requirements for your country and your passport before departing for the UK. Visit the website for more information

Language Centre

Our Language Centre offers pre-sessional English language courses before the start of the summer school for students who do not meet our entry requirements of 5.5 IELTS or for students who meet the entry requirements but still want to improve their English. The 10 week programme will help to:

  • prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully study with us
  • improve your English language skills
  • develop your understanding of University systems, services and facilities

If you decide to apply for a pre-sessional English course, please inform us on your summer school application form.