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University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is a redbrick university in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire. Established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. Renowned for the quality of its teaching and research, combined with the breadth of disciplines it covers, the university provides a wealth of opportunities and has real cultural, economic and societal impact on the world.  The university strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism

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Officially founded in the early 20th century, the university’s origins can be traced bac..

University of Leeds
University of Leeds
University of Leeds
URBAN
Estd
1831
Institution
PUBLIC
Campus
URBAN
Cost of Living
£12,006
Intake
September/October/November 2022

The University of Leeds is a redbrick university in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire. Established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. Renowned for the quality of its teaching and research, combined with the breadth of disciplines it covers, the university provides a wealth of opportunities and has real cultural, economic and societal impact on the world.  The university strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism

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Officially founded in the early 20th century, the university’s origins can be traced back to the 19th century, when the yorkshire college of science was established. It was one of the first colleges in the UK for students of all faiths and backgrounds, set up to challenge the exclusivity of Oxford and cambridge. Today, the University of Leeds is among the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. It offers over 500 undergraduate and more than 200 postgraduate-degree courses. The research-based leeds curriculum, combined with an unparalleled range of opportunities that complement your course, means you can make your time with us a unique experience: one that is shaped around your individual goals, interests and career ambitions leeds is split into nine faculties, they include: arts, social sciences and law, engineering, environment, mathematics and physical sciences, medicine and health and performance and visual arts.

Total UG Students  Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
27,500 6,500 23% 14:5

With over 30,000 students – 5,000 of them international, from more than 100 countries – the university prides itself on being a multicultural and international institution. Its partnership with southwest jiaotong university in chengdu, china was the first overseas school to be set up by the university of leeds and offers students a unique uk-chinese engineering curriculum. The university is located on a single-site campus, just a short walk from leeds’ vibrant city centre, with access to art galleries, museums, shopping and sports facilities, as well as green spaces. Leeds is a great place to study and live, with plenty of opportunities for going out and having fun. They have an active student union, with more than 300 clubs and societies, and an award-winning student newspaper, tv and radio station. Leeds university union offers over 250 clubs and societies and its students' union was the first in the UK to be awarded ‘excellent’ status by the national union of students (nus) as part of its quality students' unions accreditation scheme.

Notable Alumni

  • Nicola Mendelsohn – Vice-President of Facebook Europe, Middle East and Africa.

  • Craig Jordan – chief developer of breast cancer drug, tamoxifen.

  • Alistair Brownlee MBE – Olympic gold medallist, triathlon.

  • Elizabeth Price – Turner Prize winning artist.

  • Karen Darke, MBE – Paralympic silver medallist, hand cycling.

  • The RT Hon Baroness Usha Prashar – Deputy Chair of the British Council.

  • Piers Sellers, OBE – Climate scientist and former astronaut.

  • Jacqui Oatley – Match of the Day commentator.

  • Wole Soyinka – Nobel prize-winning playwright.

Post Graduate

Applied Translation Studies MA
Tution Fees
20,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

East Asian Religions and Cultures and Japanese BA
Tution Fees
19,000
Duration
 3/4 Years 

Post Graduate

Advanced Computer Science (Cloud Computing) MSc
Tution Fees
23,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Climate and Atmospheric Science MRes
Tution Fees
24,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies MA
Tution Fees
19,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Classical Literature and Italian B BA
Tution Fees
19,500
Duration
 3/4 Years 

Under Graduate

Spanish BA
Tution Fees
23,750
Duration
 3/4 Years 

Under Graduate

Education BA
Tution Fees
19,000
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Biochemistry in Relation to Medicine BSc
Tution Fees
23,750
Duration
 1 Years 

Post Graduate

Gender Studies MA
Tution Fees
20,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Food Science and Nutrition (Industrial) MSci, Bsc
Tution Fees
24,000
Duration
 3/4 Years 

Under Graduate

Chinese and Thai Studies BA
Tution Fees
19,500
Duration
 5 Years 

Under Graduate

Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence BSc
Tution Fees
22,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

International Banking and Finance Law LLM
Tution Fees
20,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Arts and Humanities with Foundation Year BA
Tution Fees
0
Duration
 4 years 

Post Graduate

Drug Discovery and Development MSc
Tution Fees
24,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Electronic and Computer Music MA Work placement: O..
Tution Fees
21,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Geography and Geology BSc
Tution Fees
21,750
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Applied and Professional Ethics MA
Tution Fees
9,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

East Asian Religions and Cultures BA
Tution Fees
19,000
Duration
 3 Years 
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Undergraduate study acceptable minimum qualifications include:

  • 5.5 in each component skill

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 87 (with no less than 20 in listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking and 21 in writing)

Postgraduate taught study acceptable minimum qualifications include:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) an overall band of 6.5 with no less  than 6.0 in each component skill

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 92 with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing

Undergraduate Programmes

The University requires overall 75% at C.B.S.E or equivalent board (in English plus best 3
relevant subjects) in Class 12th. Depending on the programme applied for a minimum percentage in relevant subjects such as Maths/Physics/Chemistry may be there. For some of the programmes, the requirement is 80% to 85%.

Postgraduate Programmes

The University requires 60% in Graduation. However, for some of the programmes the requirement  is 65% to 70%. For MBA Programme, we need 1st class degree (60%) and minimum of 3 years full time Managerial work experience (at the time of application) after graduation. The students will have to undergo an interview as well.
 

Accommodation costs in Leeds vary according to the type of accommodation you stay in and whether it is University accommodation or in the private rented sector. When you sign a contract for accommodation you will also be expected to pay a deposit.

University accommodation costs 

The deposit for University accommodation is £200. Most contracts are for 42 weeks, though catered accommodation is for 39 weeks. 51 weeks contracts are available in some accommodation for Postgraduates. The rent in University accommodation includes utilities (gas, water and electricity). 

The university guarantee you an offer of a place in our accommodation for your first year if you are:

  • A first-year undergraduate

  • An international undergraduate (i.e., you pay fees at the international rate). 

  • Place in our accommodation until you finish your course, provided you apply by the stated deadlines.

  • An undergraduate exchange student

 

Conditional Offer Unconditional Offer CAS
4 Weeks 2 Weeks 2 Days

The University offers a wide range of scholarships for international students, from partial fee awards to full scholarships covering fees, maintenance grants and other allowances. It is important to make enquiries and apply for sources of funding as early as you can. Search postgraduate online, or visit the faculties page and find undergraduate scholarships in the school you are applying to. Postgraduate students at Leeds benefit from around £10 million of funding being available from the University and externally. Scholarships are available to International, UK and EU students. Individual University Schools also offer some scholarships, and substantial numbers of studentships funded by the UK Research Councils are available for postgraduate study at Leeds for UK and EU students

  • Leeds doctoral Scholarships– fully funded postgraduate research scholarships for UK, EU and international applicants

  • If you’re a former student of the University of Leeds you could be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary

  • Two sports scholarships are available to support elite athletes

There are numerous other scholarships. Kindly refer to the university website for detailed qualifications required.

Other scholarships

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.

Some key facts of University of Leeds

Some key facts of University of Leeds

  • The Complete University Guide 2018 : 14

  • University of Leeds hosts  more than 38,000 students including more than 36,000 full time, University of Leeds holds World University Rankings 2017 : 133

  • University of Leeds has over 12,000 international students from more than 130 countries

  • University of Leeds has approximately  9,200 staff from over 100 different countries

  • QS World University Ranking 2018: 101

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