University of Leeds

After you successfully complete your International Foundation Year at the International Study Centre you will progress to the University of Leeds. During your degree you will discover a complete student experience that is shaped around your individual goals, interests and career ambitions.

  • 14th in The Times and Sunday Times University League Tables 2016.
  • University of Leeds is one of 24 research-intensive, world-class universities that make up the Russell Group.
  • University of Leeds is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world.

Find modern facilities

Once you progress to the University of Leeds, you’ll have access to the very best study facilities.

University libraries: Four libraries on campus provide a range of flexible study spaces. The Laidlaw Library, opened in 2015, has 1,000 seats, IT zones and study facilities with the latest technology.

Computers and IT: During your degree studies, you will have full access to IT services. There are over 1,700 computers across the campus, some of which are available 24/7.

The Language Centre: Open to all students, the Language Centre provides access to learning materials in over 40 languages. The Centre also provides English language and study skills support.

Find new discoveries

Research is at the heart of learning at Leeds. You’ll find out about discoveries as they are happening, sometimes even before they’ve been published.

The UK National Facility for Innovated Robotic Systems is based at Leeds and gives our researchers and industrial partners access to equipment and technologies for robot design and construction that is among the most advanced in the world. 

Water@Leeds is the largest interdisciplinary centre for water research and training the world and it outperforms global citation benchmarks across many water research areas.

Find new interests

The Leeds University Union: Run by students, Leeds University Union is the ideal place to take a break from your studies. The Union also provides advice and support for students.

Clubs and societies: You’ll be able to choose from over 300 clubs and societies in a wide range of interests, such as football, sky-diving, chess, baking and Harry Potter.

Sport and fitness: The Edge is a £12m gym that has a 25m eight-lane swimming pool with a movable floor, a sauna, climbing wall, squash courts, and much more.

Performances: stage@leeds is a modern performance space with a 180-seat auditorium, a smaller experimental theatre and a dance studio. 

Exhibitions: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery displays innovative exhibitions – it is the best place to see new art on campus.

Green spaces: There are a number of green spaces on campus.A highlight is the sustainable garden with fresh food, intended for picking and eating.

Mingxin from China
"I love Leeds. It is the best city in England – the people are really friendly and there is plenty to do. I have made friends from all over the world and learnt about their cultures."
Mingxin from China