International offer holder events and activities

Coming to study in the UK is an exciting step. Our events and activities for international offer holders will help answer any questions you have before you start your studies with us.  

Our activities include global webinars, Q&As, offer holder groups and events in your region or country. You will hear from staff in our international teams, alumni and current students.

For any questions about these activities, please contact our international teams.  

Global pre-departure online event

The Global Pre-Departure is an online event open to all international offer holders starting in September 2024. This will include information about applying for your student visa, preparing to travel and what to expect when you arrive in Leeds. 

More details, including how to register, will be available in June. 

Contact our current students  

Link to Leeds gives you an opportunity to chat to students from a range of subject areas and countries. Our ambassadors are here to share their experiences and you can engage with them in the following ways: 

International Foundation Year 

These events are open to students joining our International Foundation Year courses.

International Foundation Year online offer holder event 

Regional events

Africa

These events are open to students from sub-Saharan Africa.

Africa online Q&A

Join University of Leeds staff, students and alumni for an online Q&A. 

Wednesday 26 June, 4pm to 5pm (BST)

Register for the Africa online Q&A

East Asia 

China offer holder meetings

Meet staff from the International Office in cities throughout China to ask questions and discover more about studying at Leeds. Small workshops and one to one meetings will be scheduled with students from selected subjects and levels, based on demand. 

•    March: Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Xi’an, Zhengzhou
•    April: Chongqing, Shenzhen, Wuhan
•    May: Beijing, Chengdu, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenyang

Dates are for reference only – please check your emails and the University of Leeds Weibo channel for further updates.

China QQ Offer holder group 

Join staff and fellow offer holders in our regional QQ group. This group is a great opportunity for you ask questions about preparing for and studying at Leeds, get updates and find out about activities that you can participate in.

You can register to join the China QQ Offer holder group and the link will be sent to you.

East Asia offer holder meetings 

Open to students joining us from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. 

Meet staff from the International Office to ask questions and discover more about studying at Leeds by booking a one-to-one meeting with the team. 

To request a meeting, email Claire Zupnik in the International Team: c.e.zupnik@leeds.ac.uk

Hong Kong WhatsApp offer holder group  

Join staff, current students and fellow offer holders in our regional WhatsApp group. This group is a great opportunity for you ask questions about preparing for and studying at Leeds, get updates and find out about activities that you can participate in. You can register to join the Hong Kong WhatsApp offer holder group and the link will be sent to you.  

Japan Pre-Departure briefing from British Council for UK-bound students 

The British Council Education team will host their annual ‘pre-departure briefing for UK-bound students’ in Tokyo. This event (conducted in Japanese) will provide general information on studying in the UK, including tips for preparing for travel and what to expect when students arrive in the UK. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions directly to British Council representatives and other speakers (including UK alumni) presenting at the event. 

Sunday 9 June 10.30am to 2.30pm (BST)

Find out more information about the Japan Pre-Departure briefing and register to attend

Taiwan offer holder pre-departure online event 

Join University of Leeds staff, in collaboration with current students from the Leeds University Union Taiwanese Society, for an online Q&A. 

Friday 21 June, 1pm to 2.30pm (BST) 

Further details on how to register will be available in May. Follow the Leeds University Union Taiwanese Society on Instagram to receive the latest updates.  

Latin America 

Latin America offer holder meetings

Meet staff from the International Office to ask questions and discover more about studying at Leeds by booking your one to one meeting with the team.

Request a Latin America offer holders meeting

Latin America Online Q&A

Join University of Leeds staff, students and alumni for an online Q&A.

Thursday 22 August, 4pm to 5pm (BST) 

Register for the Latin America online Q&A

Latin America WhatsApp offer holder group  

Join staff, current students and fellow offer holders in our regional WhatsApp group. This group is a great opportunity for you ask questions about preparing for and studying at Leeds, get updates and find out about activities that you can participate in. You can register to join the Latin American WhatsApp offer holder group and the link will be sent to you.  

Middle East and North Africa 

These events are open to students joining us from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.

Middle East and North Africa online Q&A 

Join University of Leeds staff, students and alumni for an online Q&A. Our next event will be in June, with information on how to register in May.  

Middle East and North Africa WhatsApp offer holder group  

Join staff, current students and fellow offer holders in our regional WhatsApp group. This group is a great opportunity for you ask questions about preparing for and studying at Leeds, get updates and find out about activities that you can participate in. You can register to join the Middle East and North Africa WhatsApp offer holder group and the link will be sent to you.  

North America 

These events are open to students joining us from North America.

North America offer holder meetings

Meet staff from the International Office to ask questions and discover more about studying at Leeds by booking your one to one meeting with the team.

Request a North America offer holder meeting.

South Asia

These events are open to students from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 

India offer holder events   

Join staff and Link to Leeds ambassadors at this in person event throughout Indian cities to discover more about studying at Leeds and get the opportunity to meet other offer holders. More information on how to register will be available mid-April.  

  • Mumbai: Saturday 11 May, 7.30pm to 10pm 
  • Chennai: Monday 13 May, 3pm to 5pm 
  • Bangaluru: Tuesday 14 May, 3pm to 5pm 
  • Pune: Thursday 16 May, 7.30pm to 8pm 
  • Kolkata: Saturday 18 May, 3pm to 5.30pm 
  • New Delhi: Monday 20 May, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Register for India offer holder events  

India pre-departure events  

We are hosting in person pre-departure events throughout India in July. Further details including information on how to register will be available in June.  ​​​​​

South Asia online Q&A 

Join University of Leeds staff, students and alumni for an online Q&A 

Thursday 23 May, 2pm to 3pm (BST)

Register for South Asia online Q&A 

South Asia WhatsApp offer holder group  

Join staff, current students and fellow offer holders in our regional WhatsApp group. This group is a great opportunity for you ask questions about preparing for and studying at Leeds, get updates and find out about activities that you can participate in. You can register to join the South Asia WhatsApp offer holder group and the link will be sent to you.  

Southeast Asia

These events are open to students from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. 

Southeast Asia Online Q&A

Join University of Leeds staff, students and alumni for an online Q&A

Sunday 23 June, 3pm to 4pm (MYT)

Register for Southeast Asia online Q&A 

Southeast Asia WhatsApp offer holder group  

Join staff, current students and fellow offer holders in our regional WhatsApp group. This group is a great opportunity for you ask questions about preparing for and studying at Leeds, get updates and find out about activities that you can participate in.You can register to join the Southeast Asia WhatsApp Offer Holder Group and the link will be sent to you.  

Southeast Asia Pre-Departure Events

We are hosting in person and online pre-departure events in July and August. Further details including information on how to register will be available in June.