We understand that applicants and offer holders may have concerns about the ongoing coronavirus (covid-19) situation and your plans to study with us at Leeds. We want to reassure you that we are continually reviewing this and taking all the necessary steps to be as flexible as we can to support you.  We will be providing updates on this page but please check the FAQs below first. Directly below are our FAQs if you are UK based. View our FAQs for international applicants and offer holders.

I am a UK based applicant or offer holder

I’ve applied to the University but have not had a decision on my application yet. Are you still considering applications?

Yes. Your application is very important to us and we are still processing applications as normal, but please be aware there may be a delay in receiving a response from us. 

I am due to start my studies in September 2020, will you be delaying the start of term?

We are continuing to make preparations to welcome our new students in September as usual. We’re working hard on developing our plans to ensure our teaching is flexible, including online and face to face learning, as we understand some students may not be able to attend campus or travel to the UK. You’ll still receive the same high-quality learning experience, whatever your circumstances. If this situation changes and we have to make alternative arrangements, including flexibility with start dates we will write to notify you. We will continue to provide updates on this page. 

Is there a deadline to accept my offer? 

If you have applied for an undergraduate course please check UCAS Track as this will confirm the deadline for selecting your firm and insurance choices. If you have applied for a masters course there is no deadline to accept your offer. However please leave enough time to complete the admissions process and prepare to start your course. 

My school is currently closed and my exams have been cancelled, how will this impact my application?

We’re awaiting government guidance on how and when qualifications will be awarded. As soon as we’re clear we'll make adjustments to our admissions processes and communicate these to applicants.

I have received a conditional offer but am worried that I may now not meet it. What will happen if I miss the grades?

We'll be as flexible as possible in these unprecedented circumstances and we'll do all we can to support you. If you miss the conditions of your offer, we have a process in place to consider this and you won't automatically be unsuccessful.  

Are you still holding open days?

Our June open days will not be taking place on campus as originally planned. Instead, we are working on a digital alternative to help you get a feel for campus and find out what it is like to study at and live in Leeds. You can register your interest on our open days website.

I have an Access to Leeds alternative offer, will the online Access to Leeds module still be taking place?

Yes. For further information visit the Access to Leeds webpage.

I have received an Access to Leeds/Realising Opportunities alternative offer from Leeds. Will my offer remain the same?

Yes your alternative offer from Leeds will remain unchanged. For more information visit our Alternative Admissions webpage.

I am an international applicant or offer holder

I’ve applied to the University but have not had a decision on my application yet. Are you still considering applications?

Yes. We are still processing applications as normal but please be aware there may be a delay in receiving a response from us.

Is there a deadline to accept my offer? 

If you have applied for an undergraduate course please check UCAS Track as this will confirm the deadline for selecting your firm and insurance choices. If you have applied for a Masters course there is no deadline to accept your offer. However please leave enough time to complete the admissions process and prepare to start your course.

I’ve received my unconditional offer from Leeds but am worried about getting my visa in time. What should I do?

Don’t worry, where UKVI centres are closed, we will make adjustments if you need to arrive late. Please see the question below regarding the September start date.

Are you issuing Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)?

We have not started to issue CASs yet this year and will reconsider our position in late May. The earliest you can apply for your visa is three months before your course start date so you should still have time to prepare your arrival.

I have received an unconditional offer from the University and a request to pay a deposit to receive a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). Do I have to pay it now?

Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus (covid-19), we are considering making some adjustments to the start of the academic year for our Masters programmes for 2020-21, which may result in a later start date on campus. We are not issuing CASs yet, but we are accepting deposit payments to secure your place on your chosen course.

There is currently no deadline for the payment of the deposit. As soon as the start date of your course has been finalised, we will update this webpage.

Will you refund my deposit if I cannot study with you due to coronavirus (covid-19)? 

We are currently accepting deposits to secure your place on your chosen programme if you are a Masters student, but we are not issuing CASs until the date of the academic year has been finalised. We've recently changed our refunds policy to confirm that we'll refund your deposit if you are unable to take up your place for reasons relating to the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak. 

Will the deadline for applying for University accommodation change?

At the moment our accommodation application deadlines are unchanged.  For the latest information visit our Accommodation website.

I am due to start my studies in September. Will you be delaying the start of term?

We are continuing to make preparations to welcome our new students in September as usual. We’re working hard on developing our plans to ensure our teaching is flexible, including online and face to face learning, as we understand some students may not be able to attend campus or travel to the UK. You’ll still receive the same high-quality learning experience, whatever your circumstances. If this situation changes and we have to make alternative arrangements, including flexibility with start dates we will write to notify you. We will continue to provide updates on this page. 

My school/university/English language test centre is currently closed and I’m not sure when my exams will take place or when I will receive my academic documents. What should I do?

We are monitoring the situation carefully with all relevant exam boards and test centres, and if required we may extend the deadlines for receiving transcripts. We will continue to provide more updates as they become available.

We are currently accepting a wider range of English language tests, including some which are available to take at home. See our Entry Requirements page for more information. 

Can I apply for an ATAS certificate from my home country at the moment? If not, can I still be accepted to study without one?

ATAS applications after 6 April are currently suspended by the UK government. Please check the ATAS website regularly for updates. 

I have applied for / I am thinking about applying for an English language pre-sessional programme. Have there been any changes as a result of the coronavirus (covid-19) situation?

For the latest information please visit the Language Centre coronavirus FAQs webpage. All pre-sessional applicants will receive direct email correspondence from the University about this.