The University of Leeds is an international university, but it's unmistakably British too. With students and staff coming together from over 140 countries, it’s a diverse and vibrant place and is keen to make everyone feel at home with a friendly Yorkshire welcome.
International outlook for research
The university’s research has an international outlook, focusing on major issues such as global warming, worldwide health problems and global food security. This outlook affects teaching too, so as a student you’ll get an education from staff who are influencing thinking on a global scale.
The University of Leeds has a truly cosmopolitan campus with an international student population of over 6,000 drawn from 145 countries. It works hard to make you feel at home, wherever you come from, and support you through your time in Leeds.
The university is on a single campus, about a ten-minute walk away from Leeds city centre. It’s an eclectic mix of the old and the new, reflecting the university’s 100 years history, where brand new buildings and state-of-the-art facilities harmonise with impressive older landmarks.
Exciting changes are taking place on the campus. By 2015 the university will have spent £157 million on new buildings and refurbishment to provide a sustainable environment and the facilities appropriate for a world-class institution – that works out at almost £5,000 per student.
Everything you’re likely to need is on campus, with the added benefit of the bustling city a stone's throw away. Leeds is renowned for shopping, arts, sport, leisure, entertainment and nightlife. It has everything you would expect from a major city and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, the coast and many places of interest.