University of Leeds
Leeds, England, UNITED KINGDOM
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Leeds is among the top ten universities for research in the UK and is internationally acknowledged as a center of excellence in a wide range of academic and professional disciplines.
Integrating research and learning and teaching is at the heart of our strategy. Our courses are taught by staff who are engaged in world-class research and cutting-edge professional practice.
We invest our own resources in helping organizations turn university research into world-class products and services. From the invention of the Ultracane which helps blind and visually impaired people, to a spin-out company which provides expert services and new technologies for the biopharmaceutical, defense and healthcare sectors, we are at the forefront of innovation.
Our size and international reputation enables us to offer one of the widest ranges of academic courses in the UK. During the current academic year there are over 33,223 students from 145 countries attached to 700 undergraduate and 474 postgraduate degree programs. We have been awarded 16 National Teaching Fellowships - more than any other English university - reflecting the excellence of our teaching.
English Proficiency Requirements
If the student is a non-native speaker of English, the minimum overall score of 6.0 overall in IELTS and 5.5 in each component is the standard entry requirement.
Fall, Spring, Academic Year, or Summer
Students are encouraged to spend the full academic year at University of Leeds as modules in some majors, such as Mechanical Engineering, are taught over the entire academic year, and students staying for only one semester may not register for them.
Students should consider the availability of modules when determining their length of study. See "Course Contents" below for the module catalogue.
| Semester Dates
(including exam period)
Fall: mid-September to mid-January
Spring: mid-January to mid-June. If you are a Semester 1 (fall) only student and the examinations in January will clash with teaching at your home institution, you can apply to take your University of Leeds exams at your home institution.
Summer: July to August – See Leeds International Summer School information here
(Courses=Modules in UK)
Course Descriptions: Catalogue
| Schedule of Classes
Please click here
for information to help incoming exchange students choose suitable courses to study at Leeds. Note that some courses are taught over the entire academic year, and students staying for only one term may not register for them.
Workload per Semester
Students must study 60 credits per semester (120 in total if they are staying for the whole academic year). The number of credits is stated within each course description.
Home school nomination deadline:
Consult with your Center for Education Abroad advisor
University of Leeds' application deadline:
September start: March 31st
January start: October 31st
July start: May 1st
University residences are guaranteed to all Study Abroad and Exchange students who apply for accommodation online before the following deadlines:
September Arrival: July 1st
January Arrival: December 1stStudents can choose from dormitories and flats, catered or non-catered. You will be able to apply for accommodation online after you have been admitted. If you have any questions regarding accommodation, such as the best halls for your budget or needs, then the Accommodation Office
will be able to offer you the best advice.
Estimated Cost of Living
Budget and Costs
You will continue paying tuition to the UR, but housing, tickets, visa, and other expenses are out of pocket.
Local transportation – Depending on where the chosen accommodation is located, students could walk/cycle to the University or to the city.