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University of Leeds

About University of Leeds

Leeds University is a public research university based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Founded in 1904, the University of Leeds dates back to the 19th century and is now one of the largest universities in the UK with more than 39,000 students and 9,000 foreign students from over 170 different countries.

 Leeds is the world's top 40 most foreign university (Times Higher Education 2019) and has accepted international students with a global network of over 270,000 alumni from over 190 countries including 6 Nobel laureates for over 100 years.

Part of the elite Russell Group and a top-100 university worldwide (QS World University Rankings, 2020) Leeds is worldwide renowned for teaching and research excellence.

Leeds also has one of the largest number of courses on offer in the United Kingdom, with over 300 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate programs taught across our seven faculties.

University of Leeds Campus 

On one-site campus, just a short walk from the lively Leeds town centre, the university has access to art galleries, museums, shopping and sports centres, and green areas. The city center and Headingley, a common residence for students who want to move out of campus, are within walking distance ..

University of Leeds Location Specialities 

The lively, multicultural town Leeds, West Yorkshire is situated in the middle of the UK, with University campus is  just 10 min walking distance from the center of town.

Leeds in the north of England is a big city in Yorkshire, about two hours by train from London. The city is renowned for its cultural attractions such as the sport, music and shopping, museums and evening life. Numerous independent polls have named him as one of the top three shopping destinations in the UK.

After London, Leeds is the second-largest business center in the UK and one of the most common and cost-effective student towns in the UK. The Sunday Times 2019 has called Leeds city center one of the UK's most popular places to stay.

University of Leeds Accommodation

For undergraduates in their first year, the university offers a single accommodation as long as they apply by the time limit. Campus housing is located in the city center or in the famous Headingley and Hyde Park student suburbs.

University of Leeds Ranking

  • 13th in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 11th in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • 93rd in the QS World University Rankings 2020

University of Leeds Teaching Quality

University of Leeds achieved a Gold rating in the2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest award possible.

University of Leeds Academic Divisions

  • Arts, Humanities and Cultures 
  • Biological Sciences 
  • Business 
  • Education, Social Sciences and Law 
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences 
  • Environment 
  • Medicine and Health 

 Why University of Leeds?

Highly ranked university: Leeds University ranks consistently high at the UK League Tables and is one of Europe's best universities. Leeds is also one of the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University rankings 2020 Leeds is currently in 13th position in the Good University Guide 2020, and is listed in the top 100 universities.

Student-friendly town – a significant part of the population in the Leeds is student. 

Excellent transport links: Leeds has fantastic transport links that connect the city to the rest of the UK. Trains to most areas of the country can easily be reached. Leeds also has an airport (Leeds Bradford Airport).

Availability of part-time jobs: in Leeds there are many positions available for graduates.

Qualified Staffs : staff have been awarded 25 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other university

How to Reach? Or Travel

Leeds is well connected nationally and internationally with excellent transport links by road, rail, and air. 

Leeds is well connected to the rest of the UK by affordable, frequent and extensive coach and rail services. London is just under 2 hours and Edinburgh is just 3 hours away by train.

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.

University of Leeds Scholarships/Financial Aid

  • The University of Leeds arranges an annual business plan competition with prizes of up to 3,000 GBP for entrepreneurial students
  • The University of Leeds also offers a wide range of university-funded scholarships which include means-tested funding and support for enterprise and elite athletes.
  • Financial aid for international students in the UK include grants, scholarships, student jobs, and graduate fellowships
  • Examples of scholarships exclusive to international students include:
    • Chevening Scholarship: Chevening Scholarship is funded by the UK Government to award international postgraduate students to develop global leaders. The amount covers full Scholarship which includes flights, accommodation, and course fees
    • Commonwealth Open Awards:These aids are open to most students from low-income Commonwealth countries.
    • International Undergraduate Science and Engineering Scholarship:With a value of 2,000 GBP yearly, it is offered to international students who have been into undergraduate degree courses within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

University of Leeds Famous Aluminis

  • 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

University of Leeds Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Medicine and HealthCare (1 Courses) 1 year GBP 17750
MBA (1 Courses) 1 year GBP 30000
Engineering (19 Courses) 1 Year - 5 Year GBP 19000 - GBP 24500
Science (14 Courses) 12 Month - 5 Year GBP 17500 - GBP 24500
Arts (4 Courses) 12 Month - 3 Year GBP 16000 - GBP 20250
Law (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 20250
Media Films (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 21500
Information Technology (IT) (1 Courses) 1 year GBP 18500
Banking & Finance (2 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 20000 - GBP 21500
Management (20 Courses) 12 Month - 3 Year GBP 16000 - GBP 23750

University of Leeds Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Banking & Finance IELTS , PTE
Engineering IELTS , PTE , TOEFL
Information Technology (IT) IELTS , PTE
Management IELTS , PTE , TOEFL
Media Films IELTS , TOEFL , PTE
Medicine and HealthCare IELTS , TOEFL

University of Leeds English Language Requirements:


  • UG – 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component skill.
  • PG – 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component skill.
  • Research – 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component skill.


  • UG – 87 with no less than 20 in listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking and 21 in writing.
  • PG – 92 with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing.
  • Research – 87 with no less than 20 in listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking and 21 in writing.


  • UG – 60 overall with no less than 56 in any component.
  • PG – 64 overall with no less than 60 in any component.
  • Research – 60 overall with no less than 56 in any component.

The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.


  • Undergraduate – Standard XII English is accepted at 70-75% depending on state board, IELTS 6.0 overall.
  • Postgraduate – Standard XII English is accepted at 70-75% depending on state board, IELTS 6.5 overall.
Test Minimum Score for UG Degrees Minimum Score for PG Degrees
IELTS 6.0, no less than 5.5 6.5, no less than 6.0
TOEFL - iBT 87, no less than 20 in listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking and 21 in writing 92, no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing
PTE 60, no less than 59 in any component 64, no less than 60 in any component
CAE/CPE 169, no less than 162 in any component 176, no less than 169 in any component

University of Leeds Highlights

University Type Public University
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1904
No. of Campuses 1
No. of Residences 19
Graduate Job Rate 87.9%
Endowment 77.2 million Pounds
Cost of Attendance -
Applications Accepted Online
Work-Study Available
Intake Type Semester wise
Mode of Program Full time and online

University of Leeds  Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

For international students, it is very important to have an estimate of tuition fees and the cost of living when planning to study in the UK. The annual cost of attendance for studying at the University of Leeds is given below-

Item Amount per annum (GBP)
Tuition 20,000-30,000
Housing 3,906-8,424
Food 360
Phone and utilities 120-600
Books and supplies 500
Clothes and toiletries 700
Leisure 1,500
Total 27,086-42,084

Note: It is pertinent to note that there is a big difference in the amount of tuition for different programs. The amounts are given above as a range is just an estimate. Applicants are to check with the program for the exact tuition fee.

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

University of Leeds Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 20,677


£ 20,607

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 9,669

Campus accommodation

£ 6,795

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.