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.

We welcome over 1,700 international students each year at all levels of study, whilst the University of Leeds has over 7,000 international students.

This truly diverse campus means that we 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
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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, big or small 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 visiting a location near you.

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 to Leeds. These are based in:

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Nigeria 

We also have a number of official representatives across the globe who have been thoroughly assessed and approved to support student applications.

How to apply

We advise that students start the application process to the Business School as early as possible, there is a requirement that 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
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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 a degree programme in management. 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 30,000 alumni in 145 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.