Students from all over the world come to Leeds to study in the School of Design. We pride ourselves in providing a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment for our international students and aim to make our students’ time in the School as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible.
The University of Leeds has excellent support services to provide international students with any help, advice and information they may need during their time here. The University of Leeds International Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 until 17:00 (GMT), and advice provided includes:
- Visa and immigration matters
- International Centre website
International Foundation Year in Design
The University of Leeds International Foundation Year (IFY) forms the first year of a suite of integrated programmes intended for those international students who have the potential and motivation to succeed, but who do not yet have the formal qualifications required for entry to Level 1 of a University of Leeds undergraduate degree programme.
For more information please visit the international foundation year website.
Exchange and study abroad (incoming)
The University of Leeds offers one of the widest ranges of study abroad opportunities in the UK. We have partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and provides students a chance to spend time living and studying in another culture as part of their degree.
Through our study abroad programme you could spend one or two semesters studying at the University of Leeds, and then transfer the credit you earned here back to your home university. (Details on applying https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130117/exchange_and_study_abroad).
All exchange and study abroad students are taught alongside home and international students who are taking full degree programme. Everyone can take discovery modules as long as there are places. However, for any students wanting to study non discovery modules in the School of Design, there are strict requirements and guidelines due to the nature of subjects:
- You must have at least one year’s experience of studying Design in your home university and your degree or major should correspond to one of the following programmes: Graphic Design and Communication, Textile Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Design or Art and Design.
- You will be asked to supply a pdf portfolio of more than five images no larger than 15 megabytes for Core modules (programme specific).
- When studying at Leeds you need to take at least half of your credits in the School of Design (30 Leeds credits for one semester, 60 Leeds credits for the full year).