International Student Advice and Support

Find out about the different teams who provide specialist visa advice, welcome and orientation support for international students, and activities for all students to make the most of being part of our global community at Leeds.

Student Visa Advice

Our advisors provide free advice on immigration rules and requirements to current and prospective international students. We can assist you with the process of applying for your student visa overseas and with extending your visa once you’re in the UK; immigration advice related to working during and after studies; and advice and appeals on visa refusals. So that we can deal with your enquiry you must provide us with your Student ID number.

Contact us: (student visa advice)

International Student Office

International Welcome services

Our International Student Office and partners provide a welcome service to help you have a great start at Leeds.

  • You’ll find travel and arrival information on our Preparing for Leeds webpages, including information about informing us of your arrival date, our airport pick up service and self-isolation support; as well as opportunities to chat with our current students; and attend welcome activities. 
  • Your international orientation will welcome you to our Global Community and help you get started, feel at home in Leeds and make the most of your international experience. 

Contact us: (preparing, arriving and settling in) 

Global Community activities

During the year we help UK and international students to make the most of being part of our global community. We connect students from different cultural backgrounds through activities where you can make friends from all over the world and develop your cultural awareness and employability skills. You can take part in Global Community activities in person, or online in our Global Community Microsoft TEAMs space.

Enhancing your experience

Our teams also work in partnership with colleagues and students across campus to find ways to make the international student experience and intercultural opportunities at Leeds even better.

Contact us: (global community activities and ideas for enhacing your experience)