- Courses are available in all disciplines from Ancient Greek and Latin to Engineering, Sciences, Education, Design, Communications, Art, Culture and Language, Business, Law, and many more.
- The 300+ university clubs and organizations offer international students countless opportunities to meet other students and get involved.
- Campus is a ten minute walk from the third largest city in the UK.
- Note: Scroll to bottom of page to check the application deadline
Course of Study
Students are able to enroll in classes across any discipline at the University of Leeds. While one of the University of Leeds' most recognized academic areas is engineering, specifically architectural engineering, students from any major are sure to find courses that will challenge them, make them think in new ways, and expand their knowledge of the subject. Students will study alongside other international students as well as University of Leeds students.
Credits earned at foreign institutions are transferable to UNL by departmental validation. Please see "Earning Credit" page on UNL Education Abroad site for more information.
The program is open to UNL sophomores, juniors and seniors in Engineering who are in good standing. A 3.0 GPA is required by Leeds. Students applying for the exchange program should demonstrate a genuine interest in international experience and in the program. Please meet with the UNL Exchange Coordinator to learn more about exchange programs and the placement process.
Leeds, located in the northern part of the United Kingdom, is the regional capital of Yorkshire and Humber. The city is surrounded by outstanding culture and nature; Manchester and York are all a short train journey from Leeds, and the stunning national parks of the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District and the Lake District are also nearby. Leeds is a great place from which to travel around the UK, with London only 2 hours and Edinburgh only 3 hours away by train and an international airport a short journey outside of the city. Founded in 1904, the University of Leeds now has about 33,000 students making it one of the largest universities in the UK. The university is also one of the UK's top ten research institutions and is well known throughout the world for our quality of teaching and research.
Accommodations and Other Arrangements
Students can choose from dormitories or flats, large or small, catered or non-catered, contemporary or traditional buildings, on campus or close to downtown. Every room has a single bed, wardrobe, desk, and a chair. Students in self-catering rooms will share kitchen facilities with other students and cook meals themselves. Each residence will have different facilities - internet access, pool tables, common rooms, and parking spaces. All residences have a supervisor to keep an eye on the building and help with any problems. Leeds has an excellent public transportation system with a free city bus service, night bus service, and inter-city trains. Leeds students can participate in numerous clubs and activities on campus, including sports clubs, equestrian teams, volunteering and activist groups, and performance arts groups among many others.
Please see the Budget Sheet above. Students may also find the Fund your Experience page on the Education Abroad website to be helpful.
Upon confirmation of nomination acceptance, program participants will pay a $150 commitment deposit. The $150 deposit will be applied to the final program cost balance. If a participant withdraws from a program, the participant will be responsible for any irrecoverable costs associated with the program at the time of withdrawal (including a non-refundable $150 Education Abroad Fee).
Explanation of Costs
Exchange program participants pay tuition and fees to UNL for 15 credit hours at the appropriate resident or non-resident rate, plus a $150 Study Abroad Fee and other fees related to the exchange. Please see the Budget Sheet for a detailed explanation of program costs and the payment process
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Please see the Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.
Below you will find links to resources for travel, health, and safety:
University of Leeds Website
Leeds Government Website
Embassy of United Kingdom
Center for Disease Control
US State Department
*UNL Education Abroad does not officially endorse, administer, or monitor the content of these links.