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Study in Leeds

All the information you need about studying in Leeds as an international student.

Why study in Leeds?

Leeds is a city in the north of England, surrounded by Yorkshire countryside. It’s a city full of cultural and community events and benefits from many arts facilities such as theatres, cinemas, galleries, and museums. The city is also known for its exciting live music scene with popular musicians often performing at the city’s universities.

Leeds and the surrounding area provides excellent areas for sports, with some of the best cycling, walking, and climbing routes in the UK on your doorstep. Getting around the city and beyond is easy with the bus network, and Leeds rail station offers trains to destinations across the UK for those who want to explore more of the country.

Universities in Leeds

There are four universities in Leeds. The city is home to 70,000 students, making it a very student-friendly place to live and study. Leeds is a thriving city with lots of sporting and social activities on offer, including a bustling nightlife.

What to study in Leeds

Universities in Leeds offer programs in a variety of subjects at all levels, including bachelor’s, master’s and PhD.

Like most programs in the UK, it usually takes around 3-4 years to complete an undergraduate course, 1-2 years for a master’s, and 3 or more for a PhD.

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How to study in Leeds

To study an undergraduate program in Leeds, you’ll need to apply through UCAS. You’ll need to prepare a personal statement and provide references as part of your application.

For postgraduate courses, each university in Leeds has its own application procedure, so check the requirements for the university you’re interested in attending.

Once you’ve secured a place on a program, you need to apply for the right visa. As an international student, you’ll need a tier 4 UK student visa. EU students currently don’t need a visa to study in the UK.

Cost to study in Leeds

Fees to study in Leeds are higher for international students. The exact fees will depend on your chosen course and study level. However, you can expect to pay anything between £9,000 - £30,000 a year.

The cost of living in Leeds is generally in line with most of the UK. However, living in Leeds is significantly cheaper than London, especially when it comes to accommodation.

Key facts of Leeds

  • 64/40°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 780,000 Population
  • 4 Universities
  • UK Country