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The University of Leeds

Progress to a prestigious degree at a top-ranked UK university.

Why study at the University of Leeds?

After you successfully complete your pathway programme at Leeds International Study Centre you will progress to the University of Leeds, internationally recognised for its research-based curriculum, pioneering approach to teaching, fantastic student experience, state-of-the-art facilities and excellent graduate prospects.

Outstanding teaching

Teaching at the University of Leeds is designed to develop your knowledge and skills, so that you can be a part of the next generation of highly skilled and critical thinkers and graduate with a globally-recognised degree.

You will be taught and inspired by internationally renowned academics who are experts in their fields – University of Leeds staff have been awarded more National Teaching Fellowships than any other university in the UK, reflecting the high quality of teaching.

Research-based learning

Whichever subject you choose to study, research will be at the heart of your learning at the University of Leeds. You’ll be close to the breakthroughs that are having a real impact in the world, and have the opportunity to get involved in research happening on campus. Learn more about the world-class facilities and research at Leeds.

Depending on your degree, you may have the opportunity to undertake a research project in your final year, giving you a chance to make your own discoveries. Research placements may be available as part of your undergraduate degree.

Discovery modules

Many degrees at the University of Leeds give you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules. You can choose a module that is related to your course, or try something completely new.

Fantastic facilities

The University of Leeds boasts an impressive campus, which you can have the opportunity to study on after successfully progressing from one of our pathway programmes. Discover the University's centrally located campus, which is one of the largest in the UK, through their online virtual tour.

Key facts and figures

  • 31st most international university in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024)
  • Ranked 82nd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2025)
  • One of 24 research-intensive, world-class universities that make up the Russell Group
  • 90% of research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ ​(Research Excellence Framework 2021)
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At the Leeds International Study Centre, we offer undergraduate pathway programmes to help you prepare for your degree at the University of Leeds, and your future career.

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How to apply

Discover how to apply for a programme at the International Study Centre. You can also find the documents you need to provide alongside your application.

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!