International students

International study at Leeds

We have over 13,400 international students from 137 countries, making our campus one of the most diverse and multicultural in the UK.

Enrol with us and you'll join a community of outstanding academics. We're among the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2023. We're also part of the Worldwide Universities Network which comprises 16 research intensive institutions and addresses issues of global significance.


We want to help make the process of applying for a course at Leeds easy. Make sure you meet our academic and language requirements - there are courses to help you reach the required standard.

Foundation routes

We have a range of options to help you reach our academic requirements

English language courses

Pre-sessional English and General English courses to help you improve your English language level.

City life

Find out what Leeds has to offer

35th most international university in the world

Times Higher Education 2020

Being an international student at Leeds

Preparing for Leeds

When you are coming to university in another country, there are lots of things you need to know, from travel and accommodation arrangements to sorting out your finances.


There are lots of different types of accommodation on offer and lots of advice is available so you can find the best option for you

Travel information

Plan your journey before you arrive, stay safe as you travel and enjoy your move to Leeds

Top 100 university in the world

QS World University Rankings 2022

Profile: Keshav Bansal

I’d recommend the University of Leeds to anyone looking to study in the UK. You can study anywhere in the world, but the opportunity to meet so many people from different backgrounds is only something you can do in places like Leeds.

Keshav Bansal Student International student

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Fees and funding

Everything you need to know about fees and scholarships, along with useful information about living costs to help plan your budget.

Profile: Haleemah Alaydi

The weekly Global Café in the students’ union was one of the first things I went to. I met so many people from all over the world. It’s really lovely – you talk to lots of people over biscuits and tea, and find people with the same interests as you.

Haleemah Alaydi Student MA Writing for Performance and Publication

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