Living in the UK
Leeds has plenty to offer families including great schools, facilities and activities if you spend some time investigating and planning before you arrive.
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.
Summer in Leeds
Free campus events and activities Summer in Leeds is now called the Leeds&You programme. Check out what’s on offer, get involved and meet other students.
Travelling home internationally while COVID-19 restrictions apply
We know that COVID-19 and travel restrictions have made international travel more difficult for members of our community who live outside the UK.
The University campus has a wide range of facilities, from cafes and bars, to libraries, IT assistance and security services.
The University provides facilities and arrangements for you to observe Ramadan while on campus. In 2021 Ramadan will be between 13 April and 13 of May, depending on the sighting of the moon.
Prayer, contemplation and faith-based support
Our quiet spaces, prayer facilities and faith-based support give you the chance to take a break, reflect, and connect with local faith communities.
Support in response to world events
When world events affect members of our community, we know how important it is to have the right support.
The University's Security Service operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We offer crime prevention advice, patrol the campus, investigate crimes and respond to alarms and emergencies.
Local transport and finding your way around
Leeds is a compact city and it's relatively easy to find your way around, whether you're on foot, cycling or on a bus.
Opportunities to get involved
Even the most dedicated student needs breaks and social contact to keep feeling positive and healthy, so take time to relax and socialise while you're here in Leeds.
Disabled international students
The University welcomes disabled international students. Our Disability team can support you to make the most of your time in Leeds.
Know the rules
The UK is a welcoming and exciting place to come to live and study, and has a liberal culture in which personal freedoms are highly valued. However, there are some laws and rules that may be different to what you're used to.
Budget and costs
To avoid financial difficulties and to help you estimate how much money you'll need, you might find it useful to prepare a budget.
As a student in Leeds, you'll need to register with a doctor, and be familiar with where to go if you need help, treatment or advice.
Outside of your school or faculty, there are facilities across the University to help you develop your study skills or improve any spoken languages.