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University of Leeds is a universitywide partner in Leeds, United Kingdom.

Student experiences

Student experiences.



General information for exchange students

Course information - make sure to click 'search by incoming Study Abroad'

Module information - information on what you can study

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University of Leeds - Discover our Vibrant Campus for International Students (YouTube)

Academic calendar

Semester I:1st week of October — last week of January
Semester II: last week of January — 2nd week of June

Orientation generally commences the 3rd week of September for Semester I and the 4th week of January for Semester II.

Exams take place late January for Semester I and mid May to early June for Semester II.

Academic calendar


GPA (Average Grade)

The advised GPA for this university is 3.0. (on a 4.0 scale). This is comparable to an average grade 7.0 or above at Utrecht University.

Students with a lower GPA are allowed to apply for an exchange too. Their application file (which you put together after selection) will then be checked by the relevant faculty on whether the student can be accepted. Students can include reasons for the GPA to be lower with supporting documents. 

Language Requirement

English language minimum for undergraduate study: VWO grade 6 or above, IELTS 6.0 overall, GCSE C or an equivalent qualification is required: Acceptable Language Qualifications.

Students have to submit proof of English language level. If you do not meet our standard or higher language requirements for direct entry, you can take a pre-sessional English language course directly before the start of semester 1 and semester 2 with our Language Centre

These are the general requirements for the Netherlands:

Students who did secondary school in another country can check their options here:

Please note that some courses may require a higher English level: Entry requirements


Areas of study open to exchange students

Most areas.

Note on Media and Communications modules (COMM code): Modules in the School of Media and Communications are extremely limited and therefore students in this subject area will need to take the majority, and possibly all, of their modules in other teaching schools across the University.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

University of Leeds accommodation is guaranteed to all new international students who apply by the deadline. There is a wide range of accommodation available on- and off-campus, catered and self-catered and en-suite or standard.

You can find more details about the accommodation options here.

Estimated living costs per month

Average living costs per month are around €1,200 depending on accommodation and lifestyle. (Estimate from 2022).

You can find a more detailed breakdown of expenses here.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Please note: official transcripts can not be issued directly after your exchange in semester 1. You will have to wait for an official transcript until July/August

Number of places available

10 places per year.


Selection was not necessary in the last year.


If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia & Latin America

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona

Europe & Middle East

Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

photo of Patrick Chan

General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.