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

International student, Ryan Monis, graduate of the full time MBA 2010.

Global Connections

Connect with 30,000 alumni in over 145 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
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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 about the MBA. There may also be an opportunity for one of our staff to assess your CV and see if the MBA is suitable for you. 

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.

How to apply

We advise that students start the application process to the Business School as early as possible. You will be interviewed as part of the process so you will need time to prepare for this.

To apply for the full-time Leeds MBA, you will need a good bachelor's degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent or an acceptable professional qualification. If you don't have a formal academic or professional qualification, we will consider your application based on your management experience. In this case you should hold at least three years’ experience and must include evidence of significant progression and management responsibility.

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 a degree programme in management. 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. 

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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 Groupsmade 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.