Prepare to apply
Find out more about the application process, researching your destination, how much it will cost and more.
How does it fit with your degree?
There are different ways you can study abroad, with choices about what you study and how long you stay.
Study Abroad entry requirements
First you need to be sure you qualify to study abroad. The questions on this page will help you decide.
Academic Support for Study Abroad
Each school has a School Study Abroad Coordinator, who is your main contact for academic advice relating to your study abroad year.
Choosing destinations is one of your key decisions. Read about different research you can do to help you make your mind up.
Improving your language skills and fluency is one of the benefits of study abroad, but be prepared to put in some work before you go and once you've arrived.
Calculating the costs of study abroad
Think about the costs of studying abroad before you apply. Its usually more expensive than being at Leeds, but costs can vary widely and will differ depending on your personal lifestyle and the cost of living in your host country.
Financial evidence for visa applications
Most countries require that you show evidence that you can support yourself financially for the duration of your study abroad year. Without this evidence, they will not issue your student visa.
Make sure you've got the right insurance. For some countries and universities you must purchase a local health insurance policy on top of your University of Leeds insurance, plus any top-up cover you may choose to buy.
How to apply for Study Abroad
This page explains and guides you through the application process. Please read all information carefully.
Study abroad agreement
This agreement explains the actions and responsibilities you, your school and the Study Abroad Office agree to.