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Program Description


Quick Facts

  • The University of Leeds is a Redbrick university located in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The university has about 31,000 students, the eighth largest in the UK. From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 most applied to universities in the United Kingdom.
  • The University of Leeds has been named the 2017 University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide.
  • All exchange and study abroad students are taught alongside local and international students. You will be studying at a prestigious Russell Group university, among world-class researches who are experts in their fields.

  • Visit the University of Leeds Exchange and study abroad page for more details. The Interactive Map is a great way familiarize yourself with the campus.

  • To receive priority consideration for this program, submit complete fall applications by February 1st and spring applications by August 1st. Applying by the priority deadline does not guarantee a spot on the program and space may still be limited. This program may fill to capacity based on priority applications. If space allows, additional applications will be considered after the final deadline. 


Leeds on Map

Leeds scenic campus
photos courtesy of University of Leeds

Location Details

Leeds is the third-largest and fastest growing city in the UK. This city has experienced great commercial prosperity complemented by a vibrant mix of culture, commerce and style, making Leeds the primary social hub of the North. Visit the Leeds Tourism Board for more information. Leeds is ranked as a gamma world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. It is considered the cultural, financial and commercial heart of the West Yorkshire Urban Area.

The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. It is a world top 100 university and is renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research. It is a traditional campus setting that is a 10-minute walk to the city center.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens may require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy. The UK Visa and Immigration site is a good resource to reference.

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.


Academic Program & Courses

Leeds University is home to 29,000 undergraduate students pursuing 560 different majors.

Choose courses from the Undergraduate Module Catalogue. Be sure to select the Search by Incoming Study Abroad box to generate a list of courses available to study abroad students. 

For more guidance about your course selection see What Can I Study?. Additionally, some Leeds Schools have specific module guidance for study abroad applicants.

Academic Culture

British universities tend to place a greater emphasis on independent student learning. Students may be expected to conduct guided readings or practice assignments outside of the structured coursework. This program is ideal then for self-motivated learners who are ready for this challenge.

Rather than receive a final grade based on multiple assignments, exams, and/or projects, it is common to only be graded on a midterm and or/final exam or paper. While the course content may not be more difficult, the standards and expectations in place may take some getting used to.

Glossary of Terms:

  • Semester One = US Fall Semester
  • Semester Two = US Spring Semester
  • Course = US major
  • Module = US class
  • Faculty = US school or college (e.g. Faculty of Engineering is the School of Engineering)
Level 1 = first year course
Level 2 = second year course
Level 3 = final year course

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at the University of Leeds will convert to ASU credits and grades.

Leeds University Building

Leeds Brotherton Library

Photos courtesy of the University of Leeds


Leeds Student Lounge
Photos courtesy of the University of Leeds

Program Housing

Leeds Accommodation offers residences that are large and small, in contemporary or traditional buildings, on campus, close to the city center or further away. All rooms have a single bed, wardrobe, desk and chair. If you prefer a housing option without a meal plan, you'll share kitchen facilities with a number of other residents.

Students can also opt to secure an apartment through private sector housing


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one or more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Leeds Disability Services information can be found here

Leeds city


Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following non-refundable fees:

  • $50 Application Fee
  • $400 Administrative Fee
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance Fee*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Spring Semester Cost Sheet, or the Academic Year Cost Sheet, for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the Medical Insurance Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration. 


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Academic Year Cost Sheet, or the Spring Semester Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission 09/18/2019 06/05/2020
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2019. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2019.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 25th.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed