Get to know people from over 150 different countries as part of our global community. Why not find an opportunity to learn a language, become an ambassador, take part in groups, festivals, trips or find an exchange partner?
Welcome and arrival
You've finally arrived! Welcome to Leeds, your new home while you study. Find out about how we can help you get started, including setting up your bank account or registering with the police.
Living in the UK
Leeds is a welcoming, diverse and popular destination for international students. Discover the wide range of support available to help you adapt to life in the UK and make the most of your time here.
Working in the UK
During your time in the UK, you might want to work. There's some information you’ll need to know, such as how to find a job, understanding tax and national insurance and work restrictions.
Understanding how your visa works and what to do when your circumstances change will help make sure your time in the UK goes smoothly.
Brexit information for students
Leeds is an international university, and we continue to attract, welcome and support students from across Europe and around the world. This page provides information about applying to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) for EU/EEA/Swiss students who were resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, as well as links to information for other groups of current and prospective students.
International Student Office
The International Student Office provides specialist immigration advice along with welcome and orientation support specific to the needs of international students.
Protect yourself from fraud
Be aware that a number of international students in the UK have been targeted by fraudsters, pretending to work for the Home Office UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), an embassy, the police, or another official authority in their home country.