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If you have questions about studying at the Leeds International Study Centre, you should find your answer here. Otherwise, you can fill in our easy-to-use enquiry form and speak to a dedicated Student Enrolment Advisor.


Leeds International Study Centre for progression to the University of Leeds offers a range of pathway programmes, so you can find the right pathway for you. The pathway programmes taught at the International Study Centre lead to a diverse set of degrees at the University of Leeds.

International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year is a one-year undergraduate pathway programme. It designed to boost your English language and academic skills to the required level for entry to the first year of your degree at “the University of Leeds.

International Year One

The International Year One prepares students for entry into the second year of an undergraduate degree. Equivalent to the first year of your degree at the University of Leeds, this programme enables you to complete your undergraduate degree in the standard three years. During your time at the International Study Centre, you will improve your academic and English language skills in a supportive environment.

English Language Preparation Online

The English Language Preparation Online courses are ideal if you need to improve your English language to reach the required level for your programme at the International Study Centre. Available for students wishing to study the International Foundation Year or International Year One programmes, these intensive courses will boost your English language level before you start your programme at Leeds International Study Centre for progression to the University of Leeds.

To study at the Leeds International Study Centre, you will need to meet our English language and academic entry requirements.

You can join an English language preparation course first if you need to improve your language skills before starting your pathway programme.

Our expert teachers will deliver face-to-face teaching, supported by an online hub and other online resources. At the International Study Centre, you can expect classes of no more than 25 students. You will be assigned a Personal Tutor who is there to support you every step of the way to help you to stay on track to progress to the University.

We offer a free online preparation course, Prepare for Success, to help you gain a head-start before you start your academic programme.


When considering studying in the UK, you need to consider the tuition fees and accommodation costs, as well as your living costs. You can also explore the scholarship options available.

Accommodation fees vary according to the length of stay and which residence you are living in. 


We work with CRM, a student accommodation provider in the UK. The Leather Works offers convenient and modern premium student accommodation.

Explore accommodation and fees.

You can also arrange your own private accommodation, but you must live within an hour’s commute of the International Study Centre. Your accommodation should be no more than a 60 minute commute from the Centre, but for the best student experience and to be able to focus on your studies, we strongly recommend that you arrange accommodation in Leeds.

Once you have accepted your offer of a place and paid your confirmation payment, you are able to choose and book your accommodation.

Our Central Student Services will contact you about your options.

Enhanced Induction

The 3-week Enhanced Induction programme is designed to help you settle into your new home in the UK before commencing your main pathway programme in January. The Enhanced Induction focuses on three key areas that will help you succeed on your academic programme: language, life and learning skills.

Find out more about what to expect here.

There are no additional tuition fees to pay. However, there will be additional costs to consider, as expected with being in the UK for a longer period including living costs and accommodation. You can request accommodation on your application form, our Central Student Support Team will contact you directly about the options available.

No, this will be available face-to-face only. You must be in the UK ready to start the Enhanced Induction on the first day of the semester.


You will need a Student visa (formerly known as a Tier 4 visa) to study in the UK. More information is available on our visa process page.

If needed, you can apply for a UK Student visa online via the UK government website.

You can now receive your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) up to 6 months before your course start date (3 months if you are already in the UK). You can then start the process of applying for your visa.

Please ensure you meet relevant deadlines so that there is enough time for your application to be processed.

Leeds International Study Centre locations

Leeds International Study Centre Stadium Campus,
AMT East Stand,
AMT Headingley Rugby Stadium,
St. Michael’s Lane,

Leeds International Study Centre City Campus,
2 Wellington Place,

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