The International Foundation Year is a nine month programme which fully prepares you for entry onto an undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds. Based on campus, all of your teaching will be delivered by University of Leeds academics and you will have full access to University facilities.

“When I look back on the foundation year now, it was a pivotal moment in my life. I grew so much during that year – both academically and personally.”
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Life as an international student

“Each September we are proud to welcome high achieving students from across the world onto the Leeds International Foundation Year.”

Anne Lawrence - Director of International Pathway Programmes

University facts

  1. 1We're in the top 100 universities in the world | QS World University Rankings 2019
  2. 2Ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019.
  1. 3Ranked in the top 10 universities for research power in the UK | REF 2014
  2. 4Named the University of the Year 2017 | The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017