- Focus on major global issues, such as renewable energy, sustainable development, and worldwide health and food security.
- Ranked as one of the top ten universities (2008) for Architecture and Engineering.
- 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
One of the University of Leeds' most recognized academic areas is engineering, specifically architectural engineering. The department teaches students the holistic design of buildings, architecture, engineering, and building services. It gets students ready for the multi-disciplinary nature of the modern building world. A main focus of the architectural engineering courses is the study of adaptive or responsive architectural systems. Students will begin to understand how adaptation to building systems opens new opportunities for lightweight structures in architecture and civil engineering. The topics covered include form finding processes, materials, tools, and concepts. A detailed course equivalence has been worked out between UNL's Architectural Engineering program and Leeds University for study at Leeds during the fourth semester. Similar arrangements can be worked out by other UNL programs.
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.
See the "Budget Sheet" above and the Financial page on the Education Abroad website.
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.