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School of Geography

International Students

International students

The School of Geography welcomes international students, both on full and part-time undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate degrees, and those who are taking study abroad options from their home institutions.

As one of the largest research-oriented departments in the UK, we value the contribution and diversity our international students make to the School. With just under half of our PhD students coming from outside the UK, the School enjoys a truly international flavour with students being fully integrated into School and university life.

Our taught Masters courses also attracts many students from overseas who come to Leeds to gain an internationally recognised qualification from a dedicated, world-class team of teaching and research staff.

International Student Office

The International Office is here to help you settle in to life in Leeds as quickly as possible. Be part of a lively international community by participating in social activities or joining a student society. You can meet UK and other international students, or stay with a British family for a weekend. Whatever your interest, there is something for you to enjoy in Leeds and the UK.

The Language Centre

The Language Centre offers courses to all postgraduate students, with an unconditional or conditional offer, who would like to improve their academic and English language skills in preparation for Master’s or PhD study. Successful completion of the course will enable students to demonstrate the necessary academic study skills and English language proficiency needed for entry to their chosen degree programme.

Link to Leeds

If you’re an offer holder for the University of Leeds and would like to hear about other students’ experiences or have questions about being a student here - such as ‘Is it easy to make friends?’, ‘Is there somewhere in Leeds I can buy some of the food I like?’, ‘Are the libraries easy to use?’ – then Link to Leeds is for you!

Information about Link to Leeds