Exams

Whilst you are studying at the University of Leeds you will need to follow the exam policies and procedures as set out by the Exams Office and your teaching school/s. This includes what to do if something has affected your studies or you need to take a resit.

If you are a Semester 1 only student and the examinations in January will clash with teaching at your home institution, you can apply to take your University of Leeds exams at your home institution.

Receiving your transcript

Your official study abroad transcript will be produced automatically at the end of July. The way you receive your transcript and confirmation of exam results will depend on how you are studying with us and the timing and length of your study abroad period. Please note that we will not be able to produce official transcripts before July.

Independent study abroad (fee-paying) students: your transcript will be posted to your permanent home address, as it is listed in the University’s computer system. Please update your permanent home address on the Portal before leaving Leeds. It is your responsibility to pass on your transcript to your home university so that they can assess your study abroad period and transfer credit if necessary. If you are coming through API or IFSA-Butler your transcript will be posted to your agent, who will arrange for your academic record to be sent on to your home institution.

Exchange students: your transcript will be posted to the study abroad office (or equivalent) at your home institution. If you would like a copy, contact your home study abroad adviser from late July onwards. For Erasmus+ students, your home university will accept our official transcript as a replacement to the Recognition Outcomes section of the Erasmus+ Mobility Learning Agreement. 

If you have any special transcript requests, please email these to the Study Abroad Office as soon as possible.

Your results

Full-year students: you will be able to view your January exam results on the student portal. Provisional semester 1 marks should be available by the end of week four of teaching in semester 2. If your home institution wishes to see your exam results at the end of semester 1, you should send them a print-out of the information on the student portal.

Semester 1 students: even if you leave Leeds in January, we cannot produce your official transcript until July. The January exam results remain provisional until external exam board meetings in June or July.
The study abroad office will produce a provisional transcript for all students who are studying at Leeds for semester 1 only. This will be emailed in late February to your personal email address as it is listed in the University’s computer system. Please update your personal email address on the Portal before leaving Leeds. It is your responsibility to pass on your provisional transcript to your home university.

Students taking postgraduate modules: results for postgraduate modules (coded 5xxxM) are not usually made official until the November following the end of your stay in Leeds. This is because our taught postgraduate degrees end in October, and external exam boards usually only meet later in the year.

If you have taken a mixture of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, you will receive a transcript in July, but the postgraduate results will still be provisional. You will automatically receive another transcript in November, which will show all your official results.

Additional copies of your transcript

You can order extra copies of your study abroad transcript from student services. The University of Leeds transcripts office can be contacted directly on +44 (0)113 343 8877 or by emailing transcripts@adm.leeds.ac.uk

Understanding your transcript

Find out more about your transcript, including the University of Leeds marking scale.

You may also find useful information on US-UK grade conversions on the Fulbright Commission website. Please bear in mind that the transfer of credit ultimately rests with your home institution.