Study Abroad entry requirements

First you need to be sure you qualify to study abroad. The questions on this page will help you decide.

Eligibility

 

Would you like to apply for the 2021/22 study abroad programme?  

Under normal circumstances, applicants should have achieved an average of 60 in their first year at the University of Leeds in order to apply for the study abroad programme. Due to the changes to assessment in the 2019/20 academic year this is not a requirement for students applying to study abroad in 2021/22.  

Please note if you are successful in securing a place to study abroad, we expect you to achieve a minimum 60 average in the 2020/21 academic year (or the minimum average required for your degree programme). You must also have the support of your School.

If you are an Integrated Masters student in your 3rd year at the time of applying, we will not look at your first-year grades to assess your eligibility. You will be expected to maintain a 60 average in the 2020/21 academic year (or the minimum average required for your degree programme). 

If study abroad is already a compulsory part of your degree course, different eligibility criteria may apply. Speak to your School Study Abroad Coordinator to find out more.

Can you study abroad on your degree programme?

Most undergraduate degrees offered at Leeds support study abroad opportunities organised by the Study Abroad office. However, it’s not possible for some courses, eg in the Schools of Medicine or Healthcare. If you are unsure, check with your School Study Abroad Coordinator or the Study Abroad office.

If study abroad is already a compulsory part of your degree course, different eligibility criteria may apply. Speak to your School Study Abroad Coordinator to find out more.

Do you have the necessary language skills?

Studying abroad can be a great chance to develop your language skills even if you don’t study a foreign language as part of your degree. However, if your chosen destination teaches in a foreign language, you will be asked to evidence some knowledge of the language as part as your application to study abroad. 

The language level you will need to show evidence for varies depending on the institution. Make sure that you log in the Minerva Study Abroad Organisation to check the language requirements set by your selected partner institutions before applying. 

A growing number of Leeds’ partner institutions teach in English even where it is not the main spoken language in the country, so you may not necessarily need to speak another language to study abroad in Europe or Asia. 

More information about required levels and ways to improve your language skills in Languages.