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University of Leeds

University of Leeds


The University of Leeds, established in 1904, is one of the largest Universities in the UK, with more than 38,000 students from over 170 different countries. From day one, you will be studying among internationally renowned and inspirational academics working at the forefront of their fields; some will have even written your textbooks. Our research power and the funding this brings means we can invest in the best facilities and attract teaching staff who are actively engaged in pioneering research. Leeds also has one of the largest range of courses on offer in the UK, with more than 300 undergraduate and 200 taught postgraduate programmes taught across our seven faculties.

The University of Leeds was awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017), the highest award possible, and our staff have been awarded 25 National Teaching Fellowships - more than any other university. A member of the Russell Group, Leeds is ranked in the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2021. Leeds is the 35th most international university in the world in 2020 according to the Times Higher Education and we have been welcoming international students for over 100 years.


Scholarships and grants

We have undergraduate subject specific scholarships here:
In summary - they range in value have academic achievement as a key awarding criteria for the scholarship. They are available in most (but not every) subject.

Our Masters scholarships can be found here:
The criteria is similar to our undergraduate scholarships in that they vary in value and awarded on academic merit.

The majority of scholarships are awarded automatically, so students will be considered when they apply. However, we also encourage students to check criteria as a small number of scholarships may have a separate application. Deadlines will vary.

A warm welcome is waiting for you in the UK! In our first session, we speak with European students to bring you their insider tips about arrival in the UK, university life and culture, studying during the pandemic, vaccination for students… and any other questions you may want to ask.
Vaiva Paulauskaite, Student Ambassador, University of Leeds
Vaiva Paulauskaite, Student Ambassador, University of Leeds
Hi, I’m Vaiva, originally from Lithuania, currently studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Leeds. For the past year, I have been on an industry year as a Campaigns Coordinator at the Leeds International Piano Competition. My main motivation for doing a placement was to discover myself try out a field I was interested in working as a graduate.
Melda Ece Kelemcisoy, GREAT scholarship 2020/21
Melda Ece Kelemcisoy, GREAT scholarship 2020/21
Melda Kelemcisoy is a postgraduate student at Newcastle University, studying MSc International Business Management. She completed her undergraduate degree in Politics and Sociology at Durham University. In her free time, she enjoys reading classic literature and political philosophy, advocating for animal rights, and cooking delicious plant-based meals.
Carolina Jiménez, Head of Education, British Council Spain
Carolina Jiménez, Head of Education, British Council Spain
Carolina is head of the Education at the British Council since 2012. Before that she managed the Science and Society Team for nearly 10 years and worked in stock market and manufacturing. Graduated as a maths teacher and has a master in school management (Open University) and internet systems (Complutense). e-mail:
Want to gain work experience while studying in the UK? Find out how universities can support you with work placements – and discover how all this is possible on a student visa.
Gemma Connell, Student Recruitment Officer, University of Stirling
Gemma Connell, Student Recruitment Officer, University of Stirling
As an alumnus of the University of Stirling and now Recruitment Manager for Europe, I am in the unique position to not only provide professional advice to our EU students but also a personal one. The University of Stirling has a fantastic reputation for welcoming students from around the world and students who live and study on campus love the stunning beauty, the wildlife and community feel.
Scarlett Armstrong, International Officer, University of Leeds
Scarlett Armstrong, International Officer, University of Leeds
Scarlett has worked in international education for 5 years, with experience across multiple geographical regions. She most enjoys getting to interact with prospective students helping them to realise their educational goals.
Lia Stancheva, Student Ambassador, University of Leeds
Lia Stancheva, Student Ambassador, University of Leeds
Coming from Bulgaria, doing my Bachelor’s degree in the UK and having the chance to spend a year abroad in Germany while working at the biggest private pharmaceutical company worldwide has allowed me to develop myself in so many different aspects in the last three years. I genuinely feel as a citizen of the world, as well as because I have been an Intercultural Student Ambassador and now a LinkToLeeds Ambassador at university – to support other students who are going through similar challenges while moving abroad makes me feel appreciated and useful to the student community.
Mark Sharpe, Student Ambassador, University of Stirling
Mark Sharpe, Student Ambassador, University of Stirling
I am a fourth year Computer Science student. I come from an international school background in Germany having lived there for most of my life. I work as a student ambassador at the University of Stirling and completed an 8 week internship during the summer after my third year.


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