Support for International Students
Leeds has a long history of providing excellent academic and support services for international students and the University offers a truly multicultural study environment. We are familiar with the special needs of international students and have developed a responsive support service to help students to make the most of their time with us.
International Student Office
The International Student Office, based in the International Office, aims to help international students have the best experience at Leeds. You can get help and advice with any questions or worries you may have, or just drop in for a friendly chat about how you are getting on. There is specialist advice available on issues like immigration, opening bank accounts, working regulations, Council Tax, and arranging schooling and childcare. The International Student Office runs a programme of trips and social activities and helps students to connect with the community outside the University, for example by linking students to UK families. The office provides a lounge, where international students can go to relax and meet each other.
For further information please see the international web pages: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/international
The Language Centre
The Language Centre provides a self-access area for the individual study of over 40 languages. There are audio courses, audio-visual resources and computer-based language learning materials as well as a wide range of books, magazines and newspapers available in major world languages. In addition, the self-access area offers a language learning advice service and a language exchange scheme.
The Language Centre, also contains well-equipped language laboratories and teaching rooms, specialises in language preparation for students undertaking study abroad. It also offers a variety of courses in English for academic purposes to international students and a range of specialist short courses.
For further information about the Language Centre and English Language courses, please see the Language Centre web pages: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/homepage/249/language_centre
The University of Leeds has an impressive range of accommodation to cater for different tastes and budgets, from modern, purpose built apartments to converted mansion houses. Whether you want the independence of self catering accommodation or the more traditional feel of catered halls of residence, there is something to suit everyone.
For further information, please see the accommodation web pages: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/accommodation/