Support and advice

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the University of Leeds.

We understand the impact that the current situation surrounding Coronavirus (covid-19) could have on your plans to study at Leeds as an international student. We want to reassure you that we are continually reviewing the situation and taking all necessary steps to support you and your safety.

We are currently preparing your welcome support and your induction programme to make your studies with us enjoyable and successful. We will provide updated information about these soon in our emails to offer holders and on this website. If you have questions about your plans to study at Leeds please read our information for applicants and offer holders.  

Support you will receive 

We can support you to feel at home and make the most of your time in Leeds. We will provide you with guidance before you arrive and while you are studying.

You can find information on this site on how to apply for the correct visa. You can also find advice on planning your travel to campus, what documents and other things you need to bring and information on arriving in the UK. If you have questions about immigration advice or preparing for Leeds you can contact our Student Visa Advice or International Welcome teams.

Our welcome team and International Student Office can help you get started when you arrive in Leeds and offer support for international students all year round. There are many places on campus to ask for help if you have a question, along with services to support students during their studies. You can get information from our website for current students on all the support on offer.

If you are starting your studies in 2021, you can also read our International Welcome Guide for international students. This includes a step-by-step guide to help you in your first few weeks and beyond. 

Living and working in the UK

Our website for current students has lots of useful information and advice about living in the UK, including culture shock, opportunities to get involved, and health advice.

You might want to work during your studies. There's some information you’ll need to know, such as how to find a job, understanding tax and national insurance and work restrictions. Find out more about working during, or after, study.

International families

If you are planning to bring your family with you to Leeds we have information about suitable accommodation, schools and facilities and support for students or partners who are pregnant. Find out more about what's available for international families before you arrive.

Disabled international students

We provide support for disabled students to make the most of their time at Leeds. If you have a disability you should let us know as soon as possible by completing our Disability Services sign-up form. Please be assured that this information will not prejudice your application.

You can also access support before term-time starts. This will allow you to take part in our international welcome and orientation activities when you first arrive. 

If your funding does not cover this, apply to our Disabled Students' Access Fund as early as possible. The fund can be used for help to access things such as:

  • shops
  • the bank 
  • the doctor 
  • participating in social activities. 

Find out more about our support for disabled students.