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Why choose Leeds Beckett?

Why study with us?

Study in the UK at Leeds Beckett University. Founded in 1824, we have 190 years of teaching experience and are one of the most popular universities in the UK. More than 29,000 students study a Leeds Beckett University qualification in the UK or overseas. We offer foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate, research and distance learning programmes, with start dates in September and January.

International Student Satisfaction - Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2015


  • Ranked 4th in the UK and 2nd in England for the International category
  • The only modern university to be shortlisted in the top ten
  • The awards collate the opinions of 20,000 university students from across the UK.

International Student Satisfaction - International Student Barometer, September 2015


We employ expert academics who maintain close links with industry to ensure that you leave us with the latest skills, knowledge and professional accreditation that your choice of career demands. 94.1% of all our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating (Source: Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2013/14. Includes all UK, EU and overseas undergraduates and postgraduates).

If your visa allows, you may be able to work part-time (full-time during university vacations) in the UK. Our University’s Job Shop is one of the largest student employment agencies in the UK and can help you find temporary paid employment.

Leeds Beckett University is an important centre for research and employs a number of internationally acknowledged researchers. Our University was recognised as having world-leading and internationally excellent research following the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

Leeds is a modern international city and one of the most popular student destinations in the UK. Located in the centre of the UK, and with excellent transport links, Leeds is a great base from which to explore Yorkshire, the UK and Europe. London is only 2 ¼ hours away by train.

Leeds is served by LeedsBradford International Airport, with flights to 70 destinations around the world.

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International FAQs

Do I need to attend a course interview?
Certain courses require an interview as part of the entrance requirements. Please note that this is a requirement of our University and not part of the immigration process. This information is detailed in the course requirements section of the Online Prospectus. Please note: You will be required to evidence your English language ability through one of the qualifications listed in our University entrance requirements. This cannot be met through interview alone.
How will I make friends with other students?
To help you make friends with other international and home students, we run a mentor scheme and an International Social Network. Leeds Beckett International Mentors gives new students the opportunity to make new friends quickly and to benefit from the support and advice of current students keen to share their experience. We also run an International Social Network, which holds social activities and trips through-out the year and keeps you up to date with part-time work and other important information. For more details of all our mentor scheme or social network, please email Kathryn Firth.
What are the annual living costs?
In addition to tuition fees, we recommend that you budget to cover other costs, including accommodation, food, transport and social activities

It is difficult to suggest to you exactly how much money you will need to support yourself, as each person's circumstances will be different, but please see below for guidance:

Living expenses (including accommodation): ££9,135
Please note that these living expenses are estimated and dependent on your lifestyle.

Check out for great advice and tools to help you plan and manage your budget whilst studying in the UK.
How can I get help with my visa and the immigration process?
Our International Student Advice Centre (ISAC) can provide support and advice about many issues which may affect you, including visas, immigration, employment, financial difficulties, childcare facilities, emotional support, and any general matters.

Advice is offered free of charge and follows the Rules and Code of Standards of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) and the United Kingdom Border Agency.

For support with visa and immigration etc, contact us at:
Tel: +44 113 812 5612 / 5620 / 5735

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.

The International Student Advice Centre at Leeds Beckett University is regulated under OISC guidelines to give immigration advice. The OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) is an independent organisation that monitors immigration advice and services. Advisers have to attend regular training to be able to do this.