New students

We’re really excited to welcome you to Leeds. This page will provide you with information that you need to help you prepare and settle in when you join us in September 2021.

Welcome Resources

Starting at university is exciting but it can also be a little bit scary so we have created a set of resources to help you settle in to your new life at Leeds

1. Check out the School welcome materials 

To help you settle in to the start of term, your school has pulled together some specific information you’ll need to know.

2. Read our Leeds & You guide 

From Monday 16th August you will receive a link to the Leeds & You guide – the University’s easy to use checklist of important tasks, contacts and things to think about. How to view your Leeds & You guide.

3. Visit the Here & Now Hub 

Our dedicated welcome webpages focus on life at Leeds, from campus and city activities to skills like cooking and managing your money. There are events to book onto, join online, plus offers and giveaways too. Visit the here and now hub

4. Join us on the Leeds&You programme

Join us on the  Leeds&You programme for a selection of free events, activities and a chance to meet other students and postgraduate researchers. Come and familiarise yourself with campus, meet some other students and see what Leeds has to offer.

Register and enrol on your modules

If you haven’t already completed registration, it’s important that you do that as soon as you can. Click here to register and here to find out more about module enrolment.

Find out about the latest Covid safety measures

Our main priority is keeping our students and staff safe, and we’ve put a number of safety measures in place to do this. Read more about our approach here.

International Welcome

If you’re coming to Leeds from outside the UK you’ll find useful travel and arrival information on our Preparing for Leeds webpages, including information about booking our arrival services and how we can support you if you need to self-isolate.  

Please complete our international arrivals booking form to let us know your travel plans as soon as possible. Make sure you also check what to bring

If your arrival will be delayed due to reasons related to COVID-19, you will need to get official permission from us to start your studies online via the student late arrival request form. Please note that you will need to have activated your University of Leeds IT account in order to complete this form. To set yours up, visit the my password page. Please also check our page on remote study and your student visa.

When you arrive visit the international orientation page to 

  • sign up for an interactive online orientation session to help you settle in and make the most of your international experience 
  • find out where to get international arrival and settling in support from staff teams and current students  
  • find ways to start meeting people in person and online, including activities run by friendly student hosts 

Got a question? Email internationalwelcome@leeds.ac.uk

International Welcome services are for students of any fee status who are arriving from outside the UK.