University of Leeds
University of Leeds


University of Leeds  Ranking



University of Leeds  Location

North England

University of Leeds University of Leeds


University Ranking




North England


Key Information
Location Leeds, England
Established 1904
Percent International Students 10.6%
Famous For Business, Engineering, Marketing
International Fees £12,900-18,000
Key Information
Location Leeds, England
Established 1904
Percent International Students 10.6%
Famous For Business, Engineering, Marketing
International Fees £12,900-18,000


Established in 1904, the University of Leeds has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research and is part of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities.

Leeds is one of the largest universities in country, with 33,000 students currently enrolled from over 140 countries, while its single campus location is spread out over 98 acres just one mile from the busy city centre. Campus facilities include excellent teaching space, four libraries, a state-of-the-art swimming pool and fitness centre called ‘The Edge’ and ‘stage@leeds’ which is a contemporary performance space. The University of Leeds offers one of the widest selections of courses available across all UK universities, from English Language and a International Foundation Year to hundreds of Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree options and PhD opportunities. Degrees from the University of Leeds are respected by employers and universities all over the world and alumni can be found in positions of influence across the globe

Leeds is currently ranked in the top 100 universities in the world, while the Times University Guide place it in the top 20 in the UK. The University of Leeds is also famous for its social opportunities, with its Student Union being the only one in the country to have won two gold standards in the Student Union Evaluation Initiative, and there are over 300 different clubs and societies to join. The University of Leeds is serviced by two major airports – Manchester and Leeds Bradford – while London is just over two hours away on the train.

Services for International Students

The University of Leeds is a truly international university with over 5,000 international students currently enrolled from over 140 countries. The International Student Office provides information and advice to help you adjust to living and studying at the University of Leeds. Regular events take place where students can get to know other students in similar positions, while Leeds’ Global Community, led by a number of international ambassadors, will help you connect with new people and cultures from all over the world.

International student support structures include dedicated personal tutors in all academic departments, the Student Advice Centre and there is a full range of on-campus health facilities at the University of Leeds with access to doctors, nurses and dentists.


  • 13th in the Times University Guide 2017
  • 16th in the Guardian University Guide 2017
  • 93rd in the QS World University Rankings 2017

Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the University of Leeds cemented its place as a top ten research institution in the UK. Over 80% of the submitted research was classed as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'. The 2014 International Student Barometer ranked Leeds 1st among participating Russell Group universities for learning and 2nd for overall student support.

The University Leeds also features in top ten ranking for the following subjects:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Art and Design
  • Business and Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • English
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering


Being one of the largest universities in the UK, the University of Leeds has an impressive range of accommodation to cater for different tastes and budgets, from modern, purpose-built apartments to converted mansion houses. Many University of Leeds residences offer en-suite rooms and there are also studio apartments available.

All international undergraduate and postgraduate students arriving from outside Leeds who apply by the deadline are guaranteed University accommodation for the duration of their course.

Residence profiles, photos and prices can be viewed on the Leeds Accommodation website.


Leeds is a major city in Yorkshire, northern England, just over two hours from London by train. The city is renowned for sports, music and its cultural attractions, including museums, nightlife and shopping. It has been voted as one of the top three places to shop in the UK by numerous independent surveys, and offers a huge range of shops and stores to suit all tastes. Just outside the city lie the impressive and beautiful Yorkshire Dales with their inspiring scenery and a huge selection of outdoor activities and pursuits.


  • Alistair Brownlee MBE – Olympic athlete
  • Alistair McGowan – actor and impressionist.
  • Piers Sellers, OBE – NASA astronaut.
  • Jacqui Oatley – Sports commentator.
  • Wole Soyinka – Nobel prize-winning playwright.
  • Steve Bell and Kipper Williams (both Fine Art) – Cartoonists.
  • Bekele Geleta – Director-General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
  • Liz Kershaw – Radio presenter.

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