Welcome to Leeds International Study Centre

for progression to the University of Leeds

The International Study Centre is your first step to a prestigious degree at a top-ranked UK university.
Start your course in this academic year and progress to the University of Leeds next autumn.

Outstanding teaching

Progress to a Russell Group University, ranked 82nd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2025) and 23rd in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2025).

Study and live in Leeds

An exciting and vibrant student city, full of culture, green spaces, and opportunity. You'll be joining 60,000 other students here in Leeds.

Research excellence

90% of the research submitted by the University of Leeds was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Students at the University of Leeds

International Foundation Year

Over two semesters, you will gain the skills needed to enter the first year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds.

A student at the University of Leeds

International Year One

Equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, the International Year One allows you to gain key skills in a safe, international environment.

A group of students in a Leeds ISC classroom

English language courses

Our online English Language preparation courses will help you develop your English language skills to the level required to begin your chosen pathway programme.

Student at graduation

Prepare for Success

Join our online preparation course at no extra cost, so that you are ready to thrive academically and culturally in your new environment.

Dhionis from Greece

‘‘Leeds International Study Centre helped me with the appropriate skills to be prepared for studying at the University of Leeds.’’

Dhionis from Albania

Studied International Foundation Year in Science, Engineering and Computing

Progressed to Biomedical Science at the University of Leeds

Join us today

Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to answer any questions you may have and help you with your application. We can't wait to meet you!