Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

International Offices

The University works with a network of representatives across the globe who can give informed advice on all matters relating to life in Leeds. The University also has its own regional offices.

You can also find out when a representative from the University of Leeds is next visiting your country via the International Office.

Information sheets

Download bilingual information sheets in Arabic and Chinese

International Students

Here, at the School of Education, we are proud of our long tradition of welcoming students and scholars from around the world.

Our priority is to stay up-to-date with the changing nature of education. We are in constant contact with classrooms all over the world, with strong teaching and research links on every continent.

Most of our students are already educators in their own countries. They include teachers, teacher trainers, senior educational managers and administrators, advisors, inspectors, curriculum developers and university lecturers.

Why study here?

The School of Education provides a range of academic possibilities for international students. Our postgraduate provision covers everything from specialist attachments of just a few weeks to specially-designed short courses for groups with particular professional needs, and also includes a wide range of Taught Postgraduate and Doctoral programmes.

"Each year the School of Education welcomes one of the largest groups of international postgraduate students in the University, usually representing well over twenty nationalities. Being a member of such a cosmopolitan group adds an extra dimension to studying here and we think everyone benefits from the range of cultures, experiences and opinions that such a group provides.

We would be delighted if you came to join us!"

Dr Martin Wedell, Head of International Education

You can about the University of Leeds and its truly international reputation for teaching and research and the welcome it extends to international students from across the world on our International Student Office website


International Foundation Year

Our International Foundation Year (IFY) is intended for academically able international students who wish to study at a British University but do not yet have the qualifications they need to start an undergraduate degree programme.

It allows you to study the relevant subjects that you will need for your undergraduate degree programme and helps you to develop the study skills that you will need as an undergraduate student.


 The Language Centre

The Language Centre offers general English and academic English pre-sessional programmes throughout the year.

The general English pre-sessional programme is for students who wish to improve their language and communication skills in English and it will enable them to express themselves more confidently, clearly and effectively.

The academic English pre-sessional programme will help to prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful study at postgraduate level and at the same time help you to improve your English language skills.

Pre-sessional courses start in September, January, April, July or August. For further information, please visit the Language Centre’s website or contact the Language Centre via email

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