Fees and scholarships

Leeds International Summer School (LISS) is an all-inclusive programme. Find out what is included in the programme fee and read about the scholarships we offer.


  • Full four-week programme: £3,725
  • Two-week programme (either block one or block two): £2,065

The programme fee includes: 

  • tuition 
  • accommodation 
  • breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday 
  • module field trips 
  • weekend excursions 
  • social activities
  • The Edge sports centre premium membership

We also offer a free transport service to the University from Manchester Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport during the LISS arrival period. We’ll send full details of how to book the transport service to LISS offer holders in May.

The costs of flights, travel insurance and visas are not included in the programme fee.


Early application discount

Submit your LISS application by 1 April 2024 to receive an early discount.

If you’re attending for the four-week programme the discount is worth £150. If you’re attending for the two-week programme, the discount is worth £75. 

Group discount

We offer a group discount to institutions that wish to send a group of 10 students or more to LISS. Please email Leeds International Summer School at summer@leeds.ac.uk for more details.


Merit scholarships

If you have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 or above (or equivalent) and you apply by the 1 April 2024 early application deadline, you can apply for one of over 20 merit scholarships to help pay for your fees.

The scholarship is worth £500 if you're attending the full four-week programme and £250 if you're attending either block one or block two.

To apply, you should upload your answers to the following questions as a supporting document during the online application:

  1. Have you ever worked as part of a team (e.g. at University or high school, or as part of paid employment or voluntary work)? What was your role in the team and what did the team achieve as a result of your contribution?
  2. Tell us about any extra-curricular activities that you take part in (e.g. clubs, societies, projects or volunteer work)
  3. What skills/knowledge do you think you will develop during your time at LISS?
  4. How do you think that LISS will help you to achieve your long-term goals?

Your scholarship application should be between 500 and 1,000 words in total. 

Please note you can apply for both the merit scholarship and LISS Champion scholarship, but you can’t receive both.

Champion scholarships

We are looking for four LISS Champions to raise the profile of Leeds International Summer School.

As a Champion, you’ll share your experience of attending the summer school via different platforms including social media, blog posts and presenting at events before, during and after the programme. The scholarship is worth £1,000 which will be used to help pay your LISS fees.  

To apply, you should have an offer of a place on LISS for the full four-week programme. You should email a video to Leeds International Summer School at summer@leeds.ac.uk that is no longer than two minutes, telling us why we should choose you to be a LISS Champion.

You should explain why you would be a good Champion for the University of Leeds, any relevant experience you have and how the opportunity will help you achieve your academic, personal and/or professional goals. The application deadline is 1 April 2024. 

Please note you can apply for both the merit scholarship and LISS Champion scholarship, but you can’t receive both.

When to pay your LISS fees

When you've received your LISS acceptance letter, you'll need to pay £300 of the programme fee as a deposit to accept your offer of a place. 

You must pay the remaining balance in full by 8 May 2024. The deposit and remaining balance are non-refundable 14 days after payment.


Payments are usually non-refundable after 14 days. However, we offer a flexible refund policy if the ongoing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic mean we can’t host you in Leeds.

If you can’t travel to attend LISS for any reason relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll issue you with a full refund of your programme fee (including deposit). For example, if you can’t attend LISS due to travel restrictions put in place by your government. 

The University’s liability will not extend beyond this refund. We won’t be liable for any associated costs of attending LISS you have been unable to recover, eg travel costs. Please make sure you have appropriate travel insurance.