We welcome over 1,200 international students each year at all levels of study, whilst the University of Leeds has over 5,000 international students.
This truly diverse campus means that we are are very experienced in welcoming international students and providing the specialist support, advice and orientation required both at the point of application and when you arrive.
The International Student Office is here to provide support and enhance the experience of University of Leeds International students. They provide specialist advice and welcome and orientation support specific to your needs.
- Meet us at an international event or office
We regularly attend international education fairs all over the world so that we can meet potential students and answer queries face-to-face.
This is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have, big or small, about studying with us. This can range from questions about your course, development and extra-curricular opportunities to what the weather is like in Leeds! This is to ensure that Leeds University Business School is the right option for your international studies.
- University of Leeds international offices
Our International Office and many representatives from the Business School regularly travel overseas to meet with prospective students. We also have country offices around the world, who can help you with your application. These are based in:
We also have a number of official representatives across the globe who have been thoroughly assessed and approved to support student applications.
- Link to Leeds
If you’re thinking of applying to or are an offer holder for Leeds University Business School and would like to hear about other students’ experiences or have questions about being a student at the School and the University of Leeds you can connect with the Link to Leeds Ambassadors.
You can chat online with students from Leeds University Business School or with students from your own country from a different faculty. You can also join a live online event on the practicalities of being a student such as accommodation, student life, what'a available on campus and the city of Leeds.
- How to apply
We advise everyone to start the application process as early as possible, particularly as some courses have an early deadline. Applying early also means that you can apply for one of our scholarships, since these deadlines are usually earlier in the year.
Receiving an offer
The Business School makes two types of offer: unconditional offers and conditional offers. An unconditional offer is made when you already meet all of the entry requirements. A conditional offer is made when you meet most of our entry requirements, but may be waiting for some examination results, for example your bachelors degree, or you may still need to meet our English language requirements.
This means that you can submit your application before receiving your results. We will review your application and a conditional offer may be made on the basis of a predicted result e.g. IELTS score.
- Improving your English
If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you:
• don't meet the English language requirements for your course
• want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.
Our six and ten week pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area. To find the pre-sessional course that is suitable for your Masters degree, please visit the page for your Masters degree (find this from our Masters courses page) and check the ‘Applying, fees and funding’ tab.
You can visit the pre-sessional programmes page for more information on meeting your offer.
If you need to study for longer to meet the requirements of your degree programme, the University of Leeds also offers pre-sessional courses for longer periods, with starting points throughout the year.
- Join our global community
The Business School has over 21,000 alumni in 136 countries around the world. We have a large number of profiles of alumni who have given us an insight into the opportunities that arose for them after studying at the Business School.
Our alumni are also very welcoming and we have a number of International Groups world-wide who would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about studying at the Business School. Once you have graduated from us you will join this global network and be able to take advantage of the alumni benefits we offer.