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International students

Leeds is one of the UK’s top universities, world-famous for teaching and research and situated in the heart of a vibrant and multicultural city. It is also a truly international university with up to 5,000 international students arriving each year. 

Leeds is ranked top among participating Russell Group universities for arrival and orientation for international students.

We have been welcoming students for over a hundred years, which gives us a great understanding of the pressures you may face as an international student. As a result we have an extensive support network in place just for you.

From the moment you accept an offer and throughout the duration of your studies, you can benefit from our range of specialist services to make your time at Leeds enjoyable and worry-free. For example, Leeds University has a dedicated International Centre to provide support and advice throughout your time here. They organise a host of events for international students – a great chance to meet new friends. The Centre also provides you with the following:

  • Advice on managing your money
  • Help looking after your health and welfare
  • A selection of useful leaflets about UK life
  • Details of events including day trips to historic towns in the UK


We accept applications from students offering a wide range of international qualifications. We also welcome applications from students on the NCUK International Foundation Year programme, the University of Leeds International Foundation Year, and other foundation years with a high mathematical content. For more information, please see our Foundation year programmes page.

To learn more about applying to Leeds as an international student, and other details such as visa requirements please visit our International pages.

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Science and Engineering Scholarship

International, self-funded students, entering year one of our undergraduate physics courses are eligible for the Science and Engineering scholarship which provides £2000 towards the cost of tuition fees for each year of study.

Find more information on our scholarships page.

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