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.

A fantastic opportunity

Progress to a Russell Group University, ranked 15th in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022) and among the world top 100 (QS World Rankings 2023).

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.

Research excellence

90% of the University of Leeds's research activity is considered ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent' (Research Excellence Framework 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

Develop your English language levels before you start your pathway programme with a dedicated course.

Student at graduation

Prepare for success

Gain the competitive edge before you start your academic programme with our online preparation course.

Elizaveta, a student at the University of Leeds

‘‘I want to say a big thank you to the International Study Centre because it gave me the basics I needed for the University of Leeds.’’

Elizaveta from Russia

International Foundation Year in Science, Engineering and Computing
Petroleum Engineering 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