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Leeds Beckett University

Check whether Leeds Beckett University is right for you as an international student.

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Study abroad at Leeds Beckett University

Formerly known as Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds Beckett University (LBU) is a private university located in Leeds, England. The University offers a wide range of degree programs including international foundation year programs designed for international students.

The Leeds International Study Center works with Leeds Beckett University to give you the language, study and research skills you need to succeed in your degree. They offer two pathways to prepare you for the first year of an undergraduate degree, one in business, law and social studies, and the other in science, engineering and computing.

The center is based on the Leeds Beckett Headingley campus, and you’ll have full access to all of the University’s facilities, so you will feel a part of university life from day one. Leeds Beckett also offers extensive sports facilities, and the Athletic Union has 40 clubs and more than 85 teams you can join and get involved with.

Why study at Leeds Beckett?

  • Teaching excellence

    The University has been awarded Silver Status in the national Teaching Excellence Framework

  • Employment prospects

    90% of Leeds Beckett graduates are in work or further study within 15 months (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-18)

  • Guaranteed accommodation

    The University has more than 4,000 rooms available for students

  • Internship opportunities

    The University arranges over 5,000 student work placements annually

Life as an international student

Leeds Beckett University has a diverse community, welcoming students from more than 140 different countries and territories around the world. The University’s Student Immigration Advice and Compliance team will help you settle and adjust to life at Leeds Beckett. They’ll also be on hand to talk to you about any problems or issues you might be facing.

Joining one of the University’s many societies is a great way to make friends, try something new and have fun. There’s a wide variety of clubs you can get involved in, from Harry Potter to Korfball, so there’s bound to be something for you.

Accommodation is available for all international students, and you’ll be able to choose from a range of accommodation options, from self-contained apartments to single study bedrooms with shared facilities. There are several locations, and you can choose to live in the vibrant city of Leeds, close to shops and restaurants.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
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    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Personal Trainers
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    • Cafe’s 3
  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 75
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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International Foundation Year

  • Business, Law and Social Studies / Science, Engineering and Computing


  • Business Management



Leeds Beckett University

Leeds LS1 3HE, United Kingdom

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