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Prepare for degree study at a top UK university

Your pathway to studying at the University of Leeds

Leeds International Study Centre works in collaboration with the University of Leeds to prepare students from outside the UK for successful degree study. Our programmes offer students the opportunity to study abroad in the UK, providing additional support to students who do not meet the entry requirements to apply directly to the University of Leeds.

Why choose the University of Leeds?

82nd in the world

The University of Leeds is ranked 82nd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2025.

Diverse international community

The University of Leeds has over 12,000 international students from more than 130 countries.

Member of the prestigious Russell Group

One of 24 research-intensive, world-class universities that make up the Russell Group.

Students in a class at the International Study Centre

International Foundation Year

Begin your journey of progression to the top-ranking University of Leeds. The International Foundation Year is a pathway programme designed to prepare students to study at university abroad, combining the English language and subject-specific skills needed to succeed at university and in your chosen career.

Choose from two pathways in:

  • Business, Law and Social Studies
  • Science, Engineering and Computing
Find your place
Students in a class at the International Study Centre

International Year One

Equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, the International Year One will prepare you for second year study at the University of Leeds. You will focus on subject specific modules, as well as the language and study skills you need to excel as a second year student.

Choose from three pathways in:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Business Management
  • Business Management with Marketing
  • Civil Engineering
  • International Relations
Find your place

Student support

Academic guidance, tutorial sessions, careers support and personal and welfare support is all offered on campus. Even before you arrive, our dedicated team provides everything from visa application support through to help with booking your accommodation. We will be with you every step of the way.

View academic and English language entry requirements for your chosen pathway programme.

Prepare for Success

Develop your academic readiness on our free online preparation course, Prepare for Success. Benefit from interactive content to gain a competitive head start before beginning your pathway programme.

English language courses

Our online English language course improves your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. There is a range of programme lengths on offer to suit your needs, with help and support from our experienced tuition staff.

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!