University of Leeds

About 

The University of Leeds was established in 1904 and is one of the UK’s largest higher education institutions. Its origins date back to the nineteenth century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874. They are renowned globally for their quality teaching staff and research. They are committed to being a value-driven university and one that harnesses its expertise in education and research to assist in shaping a better future for humanity. They work collaboratively to tackle inequalities, achieve societal impact and drive change.  

The University of Leeds provides a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as online courses and research degrees taught by experienced and knowledgeable teaching staff. The campus has everything you could need and is only a short walk away from the city centre. The Leeds University Union is right in the centre of the campus which enriches many students’ social lives, having more than 300 societies and clubs to pick from. The campus is around 100 acres in size and has plenty of green spaces and lots of art sculptures.  

Postgraduate Programs They Run 

Whether you are returning to study, continuing on from your undergraduate studies or going in a new career direction, University of Leeds has tonnes of postgraduate programs. From MAs in law and social justice to advertising and design, intellectual property law, arts management and heritage studies and more, University of Leeds has you covered. You can complete Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Research (MRes), Postgraduate Diplomas (PGDip) and Postgraduate Certificates (PGCert) here. They also have a tonne of research degrees so you can contribute to a subject or area you truly love. Some of the research degrees span artificial intelligence, waste water management, humanities, health and more. They also have a range of short postgraduate courses. These courses can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis.  

Admissions Process 

UK based undergraduates should apply online by completing a UCAS application form. International students can also apply for courses at University of Leeds this way. It is important to ensure that you include the correct institution and course codes, you can find these on the University of Leeds website. After you have submitted your application, the University of Leeds will be in touch with you to invite you for an interview or to offer you a place. To apply for postgraduate courses, you can submit an application through University of Leed’s online portal. Here, you will be able to track the progress of your application. The university will then be in touch with you.  

Accommodation 

University of Leeds provides more than seven thousand undergraduates with accommodation each year. Most students are guaranteed a place in their accommodation. You can apply for accommodation via the University of Leeds accommodation portal. They guarantee you an offer of university accommodation if you are: 

  • A new first year undergraduate and not coming to Leeds through clearing 
  • A new undergraduate exchange student 
  • An international undergraduate – paying tuition fees at the international rate 

Most of the halls have a common room area to relax in. This area is also used for social activities. Not all residences have these and the facilities and sizes may vary. Generally, they will have some comfortable seating and will offer a DVD player, TV and pool table. The rooms have a double bed, wardrobe, study table and chair, a waste bin, shelving and storage, a notice board and a safe. All of them have carpet tiles and blinds. All rooms are en suite and single occupancy. The flats are shared between 5 to 8 students. All students share a kitchen and dining area.  

Scholarships and Financial Support 

The University of Leeds has a limited number of scholarships available. If your household income is below £42,875 per year, you could be eligible for a scholarship which includes support and funding. This funding can be worth £3,000 per year which is paid in cash instalments and expected to be used for three years. In addition to the funding, support will also be given, be it one-to-one support and advice sessions, mentoring opportunities, social events and group workshops. There are some other scholarships available such as the sports scholar programme for elite athletes and enterprise scholarship scheme, however, these do change from time to time.  

Contact Info 

For general enquiries, call – +44 (0)113 2431751 or you can email study@leeds.ac.uk  

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