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Shehu Umar

International chemistry student

"I like the creativity of Chemistry and being able to discover new things. Coming to Leeds to study is the most important thing that's happened in my life."
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International students

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

Leeds’ virtual learning environment is truly world class, ranked top 5 among all participating universities worldwide.

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. The Centre 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


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

Our University Union is recognised for going the ‘extra mile to improve the lives of international students living in the UK.’

NUS award for Internationalised Students' Union of the Year.

Life at Leeds
The students' view

Are you an international student with an offer to study with us?
Find out more about study skills & language preparation here

Are you based in China with an offer to study with us?
Find out more about Pre Masters academic preparation available in China

Are you thinking about doing a study abroad year with us? 
Find out more about our incoming study abroad scheme here