International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year

The Bachelors degree with integrated International Foundation Year begins with the International Foundation Year programme and can be a four, five or six-year degree.

This initial year prepares you for entry onto an undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds. Based on the campus, all of your teaching will be delivered by University of Leeds academics and you will be a full university student with full access to all University facilities.

The International Foundation Year is integrated with the degree. This means that your visa will cover the whole duration of undergraduate studies. We no longer have a standalone IFY programme.

Details about the International Foundation Year

Profile: Heba Attiah

I completed my MA in Digital and Interactive Design here at the University of Leeds in 2018 and I couldn't have come so far had it not been for the International Foundation Year.

Heba Attiah Student International Foundation Year and MA in Digital and Interactive Design

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Life as an international student

Each September we are proud to welcome high achieving students from across the world onto the Leeds International Foundation Year.

Anne Lawrence, Director of International Pathway Programmes

University facts

Top 100 We're in the top 100 universities in the world

QS World University Rankings 2022

23 One of 23 institutions in the Worldwide Universities Network

Top 10 Ranked in the top 10 UK universities for research power

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