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 Information Service

Have a question and don’t know who is best to contact? Get in touch with our friendly colleagues in the Student Information Service.

With a Helpline, an email address, and four Information Points on campus the Student Information Service is here to help you find out what you need to know and we can put you in touch with the right people if more specialist support or advice is needed.

Contact the Student Information Service

Student Visa Advice

Our advisors provide free advice on immigration rules and requirements to current and prospective international students.

We can help 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.

Contact us: studentvisaadvice@leeds.ac.uk 
So that we can deal with your enquiry you must provide us with your Student ID number.

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.

  • Check our prepare for Leeds pages to find out everything you need to know about planning your journey, including how to book your airport pick-up service and arrival support.
  • Check what steps you’ll need to complete in your first week at Leeds. Find more information about start-up processes to complete on arrival, briefing sessions and more details on International Orientation –  a full week of events to help you get started, feel at home in Leeds and make the most of your international experience. 
  • Find useful information on settling into life at Leeds in the weeks to come. Attend Global Café and meet other Leeds students and find out more about Global Community activities available during your degree.

Contact us: internationalwelcome@leeds.ac.uk

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. You can join our online social by signing up to join our Global Community Microsoft TEAMs space.

Enhancing your experience

Have new ideas on activities to make the international student experience and intercultural opportunities at Leeds even better? Contact us, we’d love to hear from you!

Contact us: globalcommunity@leeds.ac.uk