Welcome to Leeds, a busy and exciting city to live in, full of new possibilities and experiences and the chance to make friends from all over the world.
Although it can seem rather daunting at first, it won't be long before you'll feel right at home. We can guide you through those first few days of settling in, opening a bank account, through to any issues with your visa and where to get help. Download our international students arrival booklet.
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.