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With an acceptance rate of 77%, the University of Leeds enrols more than 9000 students every year and offers one of the most diverse and multicultural campuses in the UK. With over 32,000 students from over 140 countries, the University of Leeds provides a culturally diverse and interesting environment to live and study. The University of Leeds operates on a 2-semester academic year. The cost of living in the north of England is significantly less than in the south, particularly London. The university accepts applications twice a year, in March for Semester 1 and in October for Semester 2.
|Application platform for international applicants||Application on University online portal|
|Application fees for international students||N/A|
|Financial Aid||Grants, scholarships, student employment, loans|
|Intake sessions||September and January|
The applicants applying for admissions at the university must keep these deadlines in mind:
|Semester 1||31st March|
|Semester 2||31st October|
Below are the guidelines and process highlights to be considered while applying to both graduate and undergraduate programs. These guidelines include academic scores required, English language proficiency scores, other academic requirements.
The applicants willing to study at the University of Leeds are required to demonstrate their English language proficiency through any of the following test scores:
|Test type||Minimum Score|
|IELTS||6.0 with not less than 5.5 in each component|
|PTE||60 with not less than 56 in any component|
|TOEFL(IBT)||87 with no less than 20 in listening and reading, not less than 22 in speaking and 21 in writing|
|Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English||Grade C|
|Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Proficiency in English||Grade C|
|GCE O level in English||Grade C|
Non-UK students must obtain certain documents prior to arriving at the University of Leeds. It consists of all required visa documentation and papers granting them a visa to study in the UK.
The estimated list of documents for the
visa process is as follows:
The University of Leeds offers a number of programs and the table given below contain the description of the specific requirements for the most popular programs, the general application requirements remain the same.
Application Portal: Online portal
Minimum English Requirements for graduate programs
IELTS 6.5 (not less than 6.0 in any component)
Here is the table specifying the requirements of the popular graduate courses:
|Course||Application Deadline||Academic Requirements|
|Data Science and Analytics||31st July||Bachelor degree in maths, statistics or equivalent; Copy of IELTS result;|
|Full-Time MBA||30th June||3 years’ postgraduate work experience; Two references; Updated CV; Copy of Passport; English Language Proficiency proof;|
|Law and Finance||30th June||Bachelor Degree in Law or Finance or Equivalent; Copies of transcripts; Two referees; Copy of IELTS result|
|Philosophy||N/A||Bachelor degree with a high 2:1 (Hons) in Philosophy or a related subject; Two academic references; A writing sample (2000-3000 words);|
|Gender Studies||30th June||A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in social sciences, humanities or related discipline; Copies of transcripts; Two referees; Copy of IELTS result;|
The University of Leeds is partly selective with an admission rate of 77%. Applicants are suggested to aim for minimum entry requirements or higher to receive the offer of admission. As long as the English requirements are met, the visa process is done and all the documents are submitted, the applicant is good to go.