Visas for international students
Use this page to check which type of visa you will need to study at the University of Leeds. This will depend on the length of your chosen course or research period.
If you need help with preparing your visa application correctly, contact the Student Visa Advice service. Our immigration experts provide free advice on immigration law and requirements for current and prospective students, and their families.
Which visa should I apply for?
Visa comparison guide
Read our visa comparison guide to help you decide which visa to apply for.
Visas for research and study visits
Discover who to contact and which visa you will need if you want to visit us as a short-term student or postgraduate researcher.
Visas for study abroad, exchange and summer school
Check which visa you will need to attend a study abroad or exchange programme, or the Leeds International Summer School.
Visas for Language Centre students
Find out which visa you will need if you are taking an English language course at the Language Centre.
Student visa information
Applying for a Student visa
Read our step-by-step guide on how to apply for a Student visa.
Student visa financial document checklist
Use our handy checklist to see which financial documents you can provide to support your Student visa application.
Additional immigration requirements
If you have family members that you want to bring with you to the UK, find out who qualifies as a dependant and how they can apply for a visa.
Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)
If you will be studying a postgraduate course and are from outside the European Economic Area, check if you need an ATAS certificate.