Leeds Beckett University

Why Study Here?

  • Founded in 1824, we have more than 190 years of teaching experience.
  • One of the largest universities in the UK with over 32,000 students studying a Leeds Beckett University qualification in the UK or overseas.
  • Ranked in the top five in the world for personal tutors, libraries, campus buildings, technology and course organisation (International Student Barometer, Summer 2015).
  • 94.1% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2013–14)
  • Libraries on both campuses open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Research graded 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' in various academic disciplines.
  • Guaranteed university accommodation for all international students applying within our booking periods.
  • Courses shaped by industry and taught by expert lecturers.
  • Yorkshire crowned Europe’s leading destination by the World Travel Awards in 2013 and again in 2014.
  • Free support with English language and study skills, helping you to adapt to life and culture in the UK.

What Do International Students Study?

English Language Requirements

  • You require good verbal and written English language skills to benefit from your course.
  • You need to demonstrate your English level through a recognised English language test.

The most commonly accepted ones are:

  • IELTS
  • Pearson Test of English Academic
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE).

Most courses at Leeds Beckett University require the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent, although this does vary by course.

Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £9,700 £10,300–13,300
Mixed £9,700 £10,300–13,300
Laboratory £9,700 £10,300–13,300
Clinical £9,700 £10,300–13,300

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Leeds Beckett offers a 10% early payment discount.
  • The early payment discount is to eligible non-EU international students in their first year of study with us.
  • The early payment is a 10% reduction of the tuition fees providing that the full (discounted) tuition fee for the academic year is paid to the university by the qualifying dates.

Pre-Arrival and Welcome

  • The university runs a 'meet and greet' service for international students at Leeds/Bradford Airport or Leeds railway station.
  • A one-week welcome programme for international students runs in both September and January.
  • The programme includes sessions on welfare, immigration, how to find a part-time job, course inductions, library inductions, introduction to UK culture, introduction to the UK higher education system, a welcome party, and a buddies programme which helps new international students meet current students.
  • The university organises a range of additional events to help international students settle into life at the university, including tours of the city of Leeds and trips to York, a historical city near Leeds.
  • The university runs an International Student Advice Service with dedicated staff who can help with anything from immigration and visas, employment, financial difficulties, childcare issues and much more.

Accommodation for International Students

  • The university offers some of the best university accommodation in the UK with more than 4,000 rooms available, all within easy travelling distance of its campuses.
  • Leeds Beckett guarantees a place in university accommodation for all international students who apply within the booking period of 2 February–31 July. If you apply outside of the given period we will help you find alternative accommodation in Leeds.
  • All of the university’s accommodation is suitable for international students. There are a number of options to meet the needs of different age groups and cultures from single rooms to self-contained apartments.
  • Accommodation prices range from £87.50 to £170 per week. All university halls of residence are self-catered.