If you’re an international student and you don’t currently meet the entry requirements for our undergraduate or postgraduate courses, you can take a foundation course before going on to study for a degree at the University of Leeds.
If you are UK student, our types of course page includes information on Foundation year courses for you.
Undergraduate international foundation routes
University of Leeds International Foundation Year
The Bachelor degree with integrated International Foundation Year begins with the International Foundation Year programme. It helps to prepare you for the first year of undergraduate study.
Based on our campus, all your teaching will be delivered by University of Leeds academics and you’ll be a full University student with access to all our facilities and accommodation.
Once you have successfully completed the initial foundation year, you’ll progress onto one of more than 150 undergraduate degrees.
Study Group: Leeds International Study Centre
The Leeds International Study Centre International Foundation Year delivered by Study Group allows you to progress to year one of a range of undergraduate degrees at the University of Leeds.
It will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed at university, providing flexible entry requirements and start dates in September or January.
The Leeds International Study Centre also offers International Year One programmes in certain subjects, allowing progression to year two of some undergraduate degrees at the University of Leeds.
For both of these programme options, you’ll be taught by Study Group staff and will be based at the Centre’s teaching facilities in Headingley, an area of Leeds that is popular with students.
Northern Consortium UK (NCUK)
Successful completion of NCUK qualifications enables progression onto a range of undergraduate courses at the University of Leeds.