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)

There may be extra costs to your studies. Some will be optional, for example a laptop or tablet, and some will be mandatory, for example a field trip on which piece of work will be based.

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 won’t 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

Fees for all our courses may increase each year in line with government regulations.

(Full details on the process to increase tuition fees by the government have not yet been confirmed; please note that the increase would be in line with inflation and would only apply from entry in 2017/18 onwards).

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 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 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

Find out about fees and funding for incoming exchange and study abroad students, and for students on our Leeds International Summer School programme

Sponsored students

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.

Further details for sponsored students