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Minimum GPA: 3.0 Housing Options: Dormitory
Areas of Study: Accounting, Advertising, American Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Dietetics and Nutrition, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Education, English, European Studies, Film, Fine Art, French, German, History, Human Rights, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Italian, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Russian, Spanish, Sports Science, Theater/Drama Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Type: bilateral exchange, study abroad Language of Instruction: English
Program: Exchange
Program Description:

The city of Leeds is famous in the UK as a major shopping destination and cert for entertainment, nightlife and the arts and leisure. Leeds is a vibrant cultural center in the north of England, with a lively student community of over 200,000. Leeds was recently names ad the top city to visit by the Good Britain Guide because of its vibrant mix of culture, commerce and style, which makes Leeds the primary social hub of North England.

Due to its central location in the UK, Leeds is a perfect starting point for trips to London (2.5 hours by train), Manchester (1 hour), or Edinburgh (3 hours). The Leeds International Airport is only 30 minutes away from the University and provides regular flights to cities across Europe.


The University of Leeds is the UK’s second largest university with 33,000 students from 145 countries. Students who choose to go to Leeds find a welcoming campus in the midst of the third largest city in England. University of Leeds is for students who look for a more immersive program where you’ll get to interact with British students in classes, student organizations, and the social scene.


A list of the courses offered at Leeds is available on their International Student Page. Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s).

All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students.  Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students).  Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad.  All courses taken at Leeds will be graded on the ABCDF scale.  There is no Pass/Fail.


Students who attend Leeds will be able to choose from one of their numerous residence halls to call home for the semester. They may choose from single vs. shared rooms and/or aparments. They can also decide on if they would like to share a bathroom with others, or if they want to spend a little extra for their own. There is also an option for a catered housing plan where a meal plan is attached to your housing. More information can be found on the housing options, locations, and amenities on their accommodations page. Please feel free to contact their accommodations office directly at


For the Leeds exchange, students are responsible for paying:
Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
Students who withdraw or become ineligible after the application deadline will be responsible for a withdrawal fee. For more details, please refer to the Study Abroad Policies & Procedures page.


Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA.  Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.


In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs.  All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad.  Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.

For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator


Leeds has one of the biggest and most active Student Unions in the UK. Check out the link to view volunteer opportunities, clubs, intramurals, and social gatherings happening at Leeds. The Student Union link also has great information on living in Leeds and great, student-driven information on dorms and dorm life.

Actor Chris Pine reflects on this study abroad experience at the University of Leeds.

When looking at the course catalogue, please remember that in the UK, classes are referred to as modules. 


Call 662-915-1508 or email to schedule an appointment.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/04/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020 03/04/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/04/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.