University of Leeds

University of Leeds

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The University of Leeds is ranked in the Top 100 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021) and is one of the most prestigious universities in the UK. Renowned for the quality of our teaching and research, Leeds welcomes over 38,000 students from 170 countries and one of the widest ranges of degrees in the UK. 

Located in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city, the campus is a mix of modernity and tradition with world-class facilities including state-of-the-art libraries and industry standard laboratories. The award-winning Leeds University Student Union is one of the biggest and most active in the country, with over 300 clubs and societies. Leeds has been ranked in the top 5 most targeted universities in the UK by graduate recruiters (High Fliers report 2021) and their dedicated careers centre has professionals to guide you in your future career goals from day one, with a range of networking, workshop and professional opportunities for you to participate in. 

You can contact current international students at Leeds through Link to Leeds and contact our South Asia team based in New Delhi & Chennai. Additionally, you can discover our range of scholarships available.





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The University of Leeds is in Leeds, West Yorkshire. With a vibrant cultural and creative energy, Leeds is one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in the UK. It has a leading reputation in business, culture and sport, providing students with opportunities in small-medium enterprises (SME’S) to some multinational corporations. The single-site campus is just a 10-minute walk from the city centre, which offers a wide range of places to visit, eat and shop, and is also compact and easy to get around with regular public transport services.

Leeds is well connected, nationally and internationally, with excellent transport links. It’s only 30 minutes from Leeds Bradford international airport and one hour from Manchester airport. The city is well-connected to other parts of the country by rail and you can reach London in just over two hours. Find out more about it here.  


At the University of Leeds, you will find that everything is all on one campus where it’s easy to get around and there are lots of places to meet friends. They have four libraries on campus with the latest technology to help you study individually or in a group. You’ll also find the most up to date technology in labs, computer clusters and your school to help you succeed in your degree.  

The campus is only a short walk from the city centre and the Leeds University Union is at the heart of our campus and our students’ social lives with over 300 clubs and societies to choose from. As a student, you’ll get discounted access to our £12.2 million sports centre, The Edge. If you’re living in university accommodation you’ll get membership at The Edge for free

You can discover all of this from South Asia, get started on a virtual campus tour.

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Living in University accommodation is a great way to experience student life, make new friends and feel part of our student community. University of Leeds has an impressive range of accommodation from modern, purpose-built apartments to converted mansions both on and off campus. Their range is split into undergraduate and postgraduate residences and you can compare the residences here.   

Since Leeds is one of the largest cities in the UK, you can also find a wide range of private accommodation available. Spanning a range of facilities and prices, Leeds recommends their students to use Unipol and Leeds University Union to help with your house search.


At Leeds, you will find more than 39,000 students - 27,000 undergraduates and 11,000 postgraduates. Over 11,000 are international students from more than 170 countries, including exchange students. Leeds has 9,200 staff from more than 100 different countries, providing a true global atmosphere to your learning. In the latest audit by the Quality Assurance Agency, the University of Leeds received a commendation, the highest category of praise available, for their enhancement of student learning opportunities. Despite being one of the largest universities in the UK, you’ll gain one to one support in your school, preparing for your career and mental health.

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The University of Leeds careers centre has expert staff to support with information resources, careers guidance and application support appointments, drop-in services, and mock interviews. They also have events specifically aimed at international students, introducing them to companies and opportunities, webinars and networking events and guidance if a student wants a career back home or somewhere else in the world. 

Leeds students have their very own career portal where they can book appointments with support staff, find internships, placements, and graduate jobs along with access to exclusive vacancies relating to the graduate route visa and the ‘Tier 2’ visas in the UK. Since 1995, they have created over 110 spin-out companies which employ over 1000 people with six listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Their Spark initiative offers business start-up support and they run an annual business plan competition with prizes of up to £3,000 for entrepreneurial students.

Since the city of Leeds is very student-friendly and the university is campus based, students can easily find part time jobs to build new skills. Current students have written a series of blogs about part time jobs and graduate opportunities, and you can read more about that on the Link to Leeds website

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