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International pathway programmes

International Study Centre offers a range of courses

Courses for international students

Courses at Leeds International Study Centre are designed to help you prepare for studying an undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds. There are two types of course we offer, with multiple pathways available in each.

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.

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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.

Succeed at university and beyond

Studying an academic course at Leeds International Study Centre gives you the opportunity to:

  • Learn in small classes where you'll get individual attention from expert tutors
  • Take part in tutorials, seminars and lectures so that you know what to expect when you start your degree
  • Get support from tutors and staff, so that you you feel safe, comfortable and confident
  • Expand you knowledge by studying subject modules related to the degree you wish to study
  • Improve your English skills with the English Language Preparation course

Which foundation is right for you?

Choose to study either at Leeds International Study Centre on courses delivered by Study Group or select the University of Leeds International Foundation Year delivered on campus by the University of Leeds. The University of Leeds also delivers their own foundation programme taught by University of Leeds academics. Entry requirements differ. For further information please go to internationalfoundationyear.leeds.ac.uk.

More options

If you prefer to study independently and manage your own time, or you want to study a progression degree not offered by the Leeds International Study Centre, then you may be eligible to study as a student at the University of Leeds International Foundation Year delivered on campus by the University of Leeds.

Need to improve your English?

If you need to increase your IELTS level to meet the English language entry requirements for the International Foundation Year or International Year One courses, you may first be able to study the English Language Preparation programme, also taught at Leeds International Study Centre.

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English language courses

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

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Prepare for success

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

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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