Information for international applicants

If you’re applying for a job at the University of Leeds from outside the UK this page has some key things you should consider.

We also have a couple of handy checklists you can use – one to check before you leave for the UK, and another for after you arrive. 

Visas and Immigration

The UK Government’s Visas and Immigration website should have all the up-to-date information you need. You may also want to check whether you need to pay an immigration health surcharge and whether there are any legal requirements for family entering the UK.

Relocation expenses

Successful applicants may be eligible for help towards moving to the UK. This includes reimbursement of visa costs and travel expenses for you and your family.


Shelter provides information on renting somewhere to live from a private landlord or agency.


The University has its very own childcare centre, Bright Beginnings. You can also search the largest selection of childcare providers in the UK on


The Get The Right Shool website has lots of tips on placing a foreign student in a UK school. If it’s an independent school you are looking for then a good resource is the Independent Schools Council.

Cost of living

If you’re budgeting, then the Office for National Statistics shopping prices comparison tool will give you an idea how much everyday items cost in the UK.