You are classified as either a home or international student for the purpose of assessing tuition fees. When we refer to UK and EU below this relates to home students. Where your status is not clear from your application form, you will be sent a Fees Assessment Form. For further information and advice, you can consult the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)
Tuition fees for UK and EU students
If you're an eligible full-time or part-time UK or EU student (classified as a home student) you won't have to pay any tuition fees up front unless you want to. You'll be able to apply for a loan from the government to cover the full cost of your tuition fees and you wont have to start paying it back until you are earning at least £21,000 a year.
For students with a household income under £42,600 a year, financial assistance may also be available from us to help cover the cost of your tuition fees.
If you are a UK or EU student planning to come to Leeds in September 2016 our fees will be:
For full-time undergraduate courses
£9,000 per year* for courses starting in September 2016.
*There is no immediate change to your immigration status if you are a non-UK EU student, your fee rate or to your access to UK student financial support. The Student Loans Company has confirmed that non-UK EU undergraduates starting courses in 2016 will have access to the loans for the duration of their study programme.
Fees will be substantially reduced for a study abroad or work placement year.
For full-time foundation year courses
Fees for foundation years automatically leading on to a degree will be £9,000 per year for courses starting in 2016, but with tuition fee scholarship applied depending on household income:
- £3,000 tuition fee scholarship for students with a residual household income of up to £25,000
- £1,500 tuition fee scholarship for students with a residual household income of £25,001 to £42,600
- students with a residual household income in excess of £42,600 pay the full £9,000 fee
Please note that your fees will be reduced by the above amounts after we have received your household income information from Student Finance.
For part-time undergraduate courses (UK and EU)
Annual fees will for courses starting in 2016 be a proportion of the full-time fee, calculated on the basis of the workload of the part-time course compared to an equivalent full-time course. For more information visit the Lifelong Learning Centre website
Tuition fees for new international students
Below is a table showing the broad fee bands for international undergraduate students starting in 2016. These are only a guide. You should contact the department of your chosen subject (which you can search for in our coursefinder) for the actual fees.
Fees quoted are based on full-time study and apply for each year of the course. These fees are fixed at this level for each year of your course allowing you to plan your finances for the duration of your studies.
|International Foundation Year
|School or faculty
||Undergraduate fees (per year)
|Arts/ Humanities/ Social sciences/ Criminal Justice/ Education/ Law/ Maths
|Business (except Accounting and Finance)
|Accounting and Finance
|Studio-based Arts, eg Design, and combined laboratory and classroom-based courses
|Science/ Computing/ Engineering and laboratory-based courses
||£18,000 to £19,250*|
|Undergraduate Clinical Medicine
|Undergraduate Clinical Dentistry
* BA courses in the Faculty of Environment are classed as combined, with £17,000 fees; BSc courses are classed as science-based with fees of £19,000.
The academic fee covers tuition and exam costs as well as membership of the students' union. The fees are higher than for home/EU students because they are not subsidised by the UK government, but you can get financial help from international scholarships
If you are supported by your government, employer, or other sponsor, you should provide a letter from them addressed to the University, confirming that the fees will be paid directly. Sponsors cannot pay by instalments.