You must make sure you upload the correct supporting documents with your online application form. We are unable to process applications that are missing supporting documents, so please read the following information carefully.

Submitting your documents

All documents must be sent electronically. They should be combined into one file and submitted as a PDF, with the title as your full name. Please combine the documents relevant to you in the order listed below.

1. Transcript of records (all students)
All students should submit an original transcript in English, or an English translation signed and stamped by your home university. We are not able to accept transcripts unless they have been stamped and signed by your home university.

2. Description of the grading system at your home university (all students)
This will help our academic staff to understand your transcript. If we do not receive this, you could be rejected for a module that you are qualified for.

3. English language certificate (TOEFL/ IELTS)
Please see our language requirements page to find out whether you need to submit proof of your level of English, and ensure you only submit a certificate that meets our requirements. If you are required to submit evidence of your English language level, we will not be able to process your application without the TOEFL/ IELTS certificate. If you have taken TOEFL you can upload a screenshot of your results rather than a certificate. 

4. Copy of the information page in your passport or ID card (all students)
We require a copy of the information page of your passport, or if you are a European student we will accept a copy of your identity card. We will use this information to ensure you receive the correct advice regarding UK immigration.

If you are going to renew your passport before travelling to the UK, please include a note in your application to let us know that your passport is being renewed, and include the nationality of the expected passport and an estimated date of its arrival. You should then submit a copy of your new passport by email as soon as you receive it.

5. Disability information
If you feel you may be eligible for disability support during your time at Leeds, please complete the Disability Services Sign Up Form after you have received your Leeds Student ID number.

6. Language questionnaire
If you wish to take a European language module (not English) while at Leeds submit this form. If you wish to take a Japanese, Korean or Mandarin language module please submit the non-roman scripts questionnaire. You only need to submit a questionnaire if you are applying for language modules with the following codes: FLTU or non-beginners ARAB, EAST, FREN, GERM, ITAL, SLAV or SPPO.

7. Reference (fee-paying applicants only)
Please submit one or two academic references. These can be from any lecturer or professor at your home institution who has taught you. Your referee will only be contacted if there are any points of clarification required about your application.

8. Portfolio of work: Music, Design and Fine Art applicants
If you major in Fine Art or Design and wish to take practical or studio-based modules, you must submit a portfolio of your work. It should contain five to ten images of your best work in one file, preferably PDF, and may include descriptions of the pieces.

If you major in Music and want to take performance modules you must submit a portfolio of your playing or singing. It should be at least 10 minutes long and include contrasting examples if possible.

You may submit your portfolio via the online application form, email it to or put it on a CD and post it to us

Please be aware that your acceptance onto modules in these areas may entirely depend on your portfolio rather than your transcript.