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Independent Study Abroad


Application process

We have included the process document to help you understand the entire admission procedure. Please click here to download the document. 

Application and supporting documents

As part of your Study Abroad application, you will need to submit copies of the following documents: 

  • A letter from your home institution confirming that you can join our Study Abroad programme. 
  • A printed Study Abroad Programme application form, signed by you and signed and stamped by your home institution. 
  • A printed module form, signed and stamped by your home institution. 
  • A detailed transcript (in English), of your studies so far, confirming that you have achieved a cumulative GPA 2.5 (on a 4 point system) or the equivalent of 50% in the UK system. 
  • Evidence of your levels of English language competence - most international students demonstrate their English level through an IELTS test, taken at a UK Visa and Immigrations approved test centre. We usually require a minimum of IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 (although this may vary according to the course). For information on approved test centres and to register for an approved IELTS test please go to the IELTS website.
  • A copy of your passport. 
  • An academic reference. 
  • Evidence of financial standing (for example, letter of sponsorship or bank statements) which covers living costs and the tuition fee.
  • A portfolio, if applying for architecture, art, design and film modules.
You may submit your application without all the required documents, however it may cause a delay in issuing an outcome. When submitting your application, please let us know when you expect to submit any outstanding documents. 

Submitting an application

There are three ways to submit your Study Abroad application:

  • Direct: complete the application form. Your academic transcript and proof of English proficiency (if applicable) will also need to be mailed to the Study Abroad Office as we need to receive the originals or original certified copies.
  • Recruitment Agent: contact one of Leeds Beckett's registered recruitment agents in your country. They will assist you with the application process and will submit the documents on your behalf. Primary communication will be between us and the agent. 
  • Home university: your home university submits the documents on your behalf. Primary communication is between us and your home university.

Application deadline

Semester 1 or full year exchange: 30 April
Semester 2 exchange: 30 September

For all enquiries please email

Office opening hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00 (UK time)

What happens next?

Once we have received your application and supporting documents, it may take up to three weeks to issue an outcome.

If you have received a Letter of Offer for Leeds Beckett's Study Abroad programme, you will need to submit any outstanding items.