Leeds University Entry Requirements, Fee and Finance

Leeds University is one of the largest research-intensive universities in the UK. The University of Leeds is a Russell Group university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, established in 1831.

Leeds is now home to four higher education institutions including the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Leeds Trinity and, as of 2017, Leeds Arts University.

To study in Leeds University, you are expected to meet up with the basic requirements.

Entry requirements

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need a recognised English Language qualification to be admitted onto any of the University’s degree programmes.

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Undergraduate study

Acceptable minimum qualifications include:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) an overall band of 6.0 with no less than 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)
  • Pearson (Academic) of 60 overall with no less than 56 in any component
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) of 169 overall with no less than 162 in any component
  • Trinity College Integrated Skills in English of a Pass in ISE II or above (if taken in the UK)

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
  • Pearson (Academic) of 64 overall with no less than 60 in any component
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) of 176 overall with no less than 169 in any component
  • Trinity College Integrated Skills in English of a Pass in ISE II or above (if taken in the UK)

Postgraduate research study

Acceptable minimum qualifications include:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) an overall band of 6.0 with no less than 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)
  • Pearson (Academic) of 60 overall with no less than 56 in any component
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) of 169 overall with no less than 162 in any component
  • Trinity College Integrated Skills in English of a Pass in ISE II or above (if taken in the UK)

Research degree candidates normally hold a first-class or second-class honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in a subject relevant to their proposed field of research. Candidates whose first language is not English must provide evidence that their English language is sufficient to meet the specific demands of their study.

Please see our summary of additional qualifications that are also accepted for research study.

Fee:

For full-time undergraduate courses

For UK and non-UK EU* students starting in 2018 the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.

The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law

Fees will be substantially reduced for a study abroad or work placement year:

  • For students paying the £9,250 tuition fee, the reduced fee will be £1,385.
  • For students paying the £9,000 tuition fee, the reduced fee will be £1,350.

Students Accomodation

Students who have chosen to study and live in the UK, should be in the know that living in the north of England is cheaper than the South.

Student accommodation in Leeds comes in around £90 per week compared to £155 in London, although rent generally includes your utilities too.  Private renting, will cost you slightly more.

Leeds university also have students halls. Which is served on first come condition. It’s very important you apply early as it is served on first come condition. With limited space to be offered to a large number of interested students.

University accommodation costs

The deposit for University accommodation is £200. Most contracts are for 42 weeks, though catered accommodation is for 39 weeks. 51 week contracts are available in some accommodation for Postgraduates. The rent in University accommodation includes utilities (gas, water and electricity). Visit the University’s accomodation pages for up to date pricings.