International Students

Join a community of students from over 140 different countries


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International students bring global perspectives

Reflecting the nature of business and economies today #WeAreInternational

Two female students in conversation

Global Connections

Connect with 30,000 alumni in over 140 different countries #WeAreInternational

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Leeds University Business School supports the #WeAreInternational campaign, listen to find out the experiences of international students who have recently studied in the UK.

Over 2,900 international students are currently studying at Leeds University Business School. The University of Leeds has over 7,000 international students, including exchange students.

Our diverse campus means that we are experienced in welcoming international students and providing specialist support, advice and orientation during both your application and your studies. Our International Student Office is here to provide support and enhance your experience at the University of Leeds.

Meet us overseas
Dr Simos Chari meeting with a student at a Hands On international event

We regularly attend 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 about studying with us. These can range from questions about your course, development and extra-curricular opportunities to what the weather is like in Leeds. By meeting us, you can ensure that Leeds University Business School is the right option for your international studies. 

Find out if we are coming to your country soon

University of Leeds international offices

Our International Office regularly travel overseas to meet with prospective students. The University of Leeds also has country offices, who can help you with your application, based in:

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Nigeria 

Additionally, we have a number of official representatives across the globe who have been thoroughly assessed and are approved to support student applications.

Link to Leeds
Lili Prodanova

If you’re thinking of applying to Leeds University Business School, or already have an offer, and would like to hear other students’ experiences, you can connect with the Link to Leeds Ambassadors. You can get in touch with current international students from Leeds University Business School or with students from your own country from a different faculty.

The Link to Leeds ambassadors also hold regular live online events, which you can join to ask any questions you may have about studying in Leeds.

How to apply

The Business School operates a staged admissions process for Masters courses, with deadlines throughout the year.

Find out how to apply and view deadlines for 2019 entry

Receiving an offer

The Business School makes two types of offer: unconditional and conditional. 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 bachelor 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
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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 and check the ‘Applying, fees and funding’ tab. 

If you need to study for longer to meet the requirements of your degree programme, the University of Leeds’ Language Centre also offers pre-sessional courses for longer periods, with starting points throughout the year. 

Join our global community

Leeds University Business School has over 30,000 alumni in 145 countries around the world. To find out more about what our alumni have achieved after studying at the Business School, you can browse our alumni profiles.

We have a number of International Groups, made up of alumni who would be happy to answer any questions you may have about studying with us. Once you have graduated from the Business School you will join this global network and be able to take advantage of the alumni benefits we offer.

Leeds University Business School alumnus Varun Sanam (MSc International Finance, 2008) from Bangalore, India talks about his experiences of the Business School and how it has supported his business Ezzy Group.

Personally, after studying in Leeds, I consider myself a stronger person and ready to face such a competitive career area as communications.

Bernat Añaños Martinez, Spain
MA Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Relations
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An image of Bernat Añaños Martinez, a current postgraduate student at Leeds University Business School.

I really like communicating with and learning from students from other cultures - and having a better outlook on things I hadn’t considered in the past.

Zainab Atia, Lebanon
MSc Management Consulting
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Zainab Atia standing outside Maurice Keyworth Building entrance.

The people are so friendly and always willing to help, more than I ever imagined. This place is fast becoming my home.

Emmanuel Lekan Ayoola, Nigeria
MSc Economics
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Emmanuel Ayoola sitting in Global Lounge