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University of Leeds

United Kingdom University





The University of Leeds (Leeds) was established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK, and a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. They are also part of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), which comprises 24 research-intensive institutions spanning six continents.

They are renowned globally for the quality of their teaching and research. Their staff have been awarded 29 National Teaching Fellowships, and they were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize, the country's highest accolade for an academic institution in 2009, 2011 and 2021. In their latest audit by the Quality Assurance Agency, the University received a commendation, the highest category of praise available, for their enhancement of student learning opportunities.





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(1)(2) Source: Times Higher Education (2024)

Why Choose University of Leeds?

  • Research that Makes a Difference
    Learn from experts. Expand your understanding through the latest research in your field. Benefit from excellent teaching and facilities. Over 90% of their research is rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2021).
  • Inspirational Teaching
    Student will study among inspirational academics and be exposed to the latest discoveries in your subject area. They achieved a Gold rating in the government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), recognizing their commitment to teaching quality.
  • Your Learning Environment
    Student will find everything they need to support their studies. Leeds are continually investing in their campus – from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
  • Develop Your Employability
    Leeds understand that developing student's employability alongside their academic studies is a priority. Student will have lots of opportunities to build their practical and transferable skills, and to benefit from careers events and advice. 5th most targeted UK university by graduate recruiters (The Graduate Market in 2022 by High Fliers Research).
  • Feel at Home
    Leeds have been welcoming international students for over 100 years, so student can be sure of experienced help and support. 35th most international university in the world (Times Higher Education 2020).
  • Campus Life
    Their single-site campus is just a short walk away from the centre of their thriving, multicultural city. Join their global community and immerse yourself in student life. 3rd in the UK for student experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018). Leeds have more than 39,800 students including more than 37,400 full-time, 2,400 part time, 28,600 Undergraduates and 11,200 Postgraduates. They have over 14,400 international students from 137 countries, including exchange students.
  • Great Place to Live and Study
    A lively, cosmopolitan city in the centre of the UK. Easy access to London and Europe. Beautiful countryside nearby. Just some of the reasons their students love Leeds. One of the UK's Best Places to Live in England (The Times and Sunday Times 2021).
  • Guaranteed University Accommodation
    Leeds guarantee an offer of single University accommodation for new students paying international fees who apply before the deadline.

Deepen your knowledge, enhance your career prospects, take a new direction in life – there will be a University of Leeds course to suit you.


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Recent Achievements

Top 100 Universities for Academic Reputation (QS World University Rankings, 2018)
Top 10 Universities in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2018)


Dean's International Achievement Scholarship (Undergraduate)


Head of School International Excellence Scholarship - School of Earth and Environment


International Undergraduate Science and Engineering Scholarship


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