How to apply

We welcome and encourage applications from talented students from all backgrounds.

Before you apply

Choose your course

Choosing the right course is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, so think carefully about what you want from your studies.

You'll need to think about:

  • which subjects you enjoy and are interested in
  • how long you want to study for
  • what type of study options you are looking for
  • what grades you might obtain
  • your future career options.

We offer an exciting range of courses including single honours (one main subject) or joint honours (two main subjects). Some of our degree courses are offered as Integrated Masters where you undertake a fourth year taught at postgraduate level, converting your undergraduate degree to a postgraduate one.

For more information, look at our Coursefinder.

You could also get a taster of studying with Leeds through our free online courses. They are offered in a range of subjects, and could help you decide which course is right for you and provide some subject experience to help boost your application. 

Check the entry requirements for your course

The minimum entry requirements for our undergraduate courses vary depending on the course so be sure to check our Coursefinder for the most up-to-date information. If you don't have the formal qualifications for immediate entry to a degree course, you can take a foundation course. These courses help you prepare for degree-level studies and gain the necessary academic background to the subject. If English is not your first language, make sure you meet our English language requirements.

Have a look at our Taught Admissions Policy 2021-22 or our Taught Admissions Policy 2022-23.


For your key dates and application deadlines see our application timetable.

You should apply online through UCAS for full-time courses. Our UCAS code is L23. International students should apply through the UCAS system in the same way as UK students.

Get advice about writing your personal statement

If you are applying for a part-time degree you should apply directly to the University by contacting our Lifelong Learning Centre on

Taking a year out

If you wish to defer entry for a year, mention this on your UCAS form.

Many courses can receive applications for deferred entry, however it may not be possible for some particularly competitive courses. Check the relevant admissions policy or application guidance for your particular course on Coursefinder for further information.

Receiving your offer

You can keep up to date with the progress of your offers through UCAS. UCAS will notify you when you have an offer and when you receive communication from the university. You can inform us of your decision through UCAS.

UCAS provides comprehensive information on the entire application process, from choosing your university and course right through to starting university and settling into student life. You can also find lots of helpful information in Gov.UK's 'Education and learning' area.

Application decisions

We typically receive a high number of applications to our courses. To ensure that we treat all applications fairly, we may sometimes put your application on hold before making a final decision.

This is a normal part of our process and may mean you have to wait a little longer to hear from us.

For the latest information for applicants and offer holders, please visit our applying frequently asked questions.