INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION YEAR - Undergraduate 2021 - University of Leeds

 
INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION YEAR - Undergraduate 2021 - University of Leeds
Undergraduate
2021

INTERNATIONAL
FOUNDATION
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INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION YEAR - Undergraduate 2021 - University of Leeds
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CONTENTS                                                                                                       WELCOME

                                                                                                               Come and join us in one of the UK’s most
WELCOME                                            1    LIFE AT LEEDS                                     17   diverse and student-friendly cities. Be part
Why Leeds                                          2    Campus life                                       18   of a world top 100 university, with excellent
Student support                                    6    Accommodation                                     20   teaching and a focus on your future.

                                                                                                                                                                “
Progression                                        6    City life                                         22
                                                                                                                                                                    Each year high-achieving students from
                                                                                                               TALK TO US
FINDING THE RIGHT COURSE FOR YOU                   7    NEXT STEPS                                        24                                                    across the world enrol onto the University
                                                                                                               + 44 (0)113 343 3209                               of Leeds International Foundation Year.
International Foundation Year routes               8    How to apply                                      25   ifyadmissions@leeds.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                                 We celebrated the 30th anniversary of the
Subjects and degree courses                      10     Map and how to find us                            27
                                                                                                                                                                 IFY in 2019/20, so you can be reassured of
                                                                                                               TALK TO CURRENT STUDENTS                         the quality and success of this programme.
                                                                                                               www.leeds.ac.uk/linktoleeds                       Students who join the programme will be
                                                                                                                                                                   based on our beautiful, safe, city centre
                                                                                                                                                                     campus. All of your teaching will be
                                                                                                                                                                delivered by University of Leeds academics
                                                                                                                                                                and you will have full access to University
                                                                                                                                                                  facilities. We look forward to welcoming
                                                                                                                                                                  you and giving you the chance to realise
                                                                                                                                                                      your potential and progress onto
                                                                                                                                                                       a University of Leeds degree.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ”
                                                                                                                                                                               Anne Lawrence
                                                                                                                                                                           Director of International
                                                                                                                                                                            Pathway Programmes

                                                                                                                  “   Here at the University of Leeds, we
                                                                                                                   pride ourselves on the quality of teaching
                                                                                                                   we give to our students. As someone who
                                                                                                                   was previously an international student
                                                                                                                    myself, I know how important your first
IMPORTANT INFORMATION                                                                                             year studying abroad is. The International
                                                                                                                    Foundation Year will give you the ideal
                                                                                                                                                                                 Top 100
Information provided by the University, such as in presentations, University brochures and on the
University website, is accurate at the time of first disclosure. However, courses, University services             platform upon which your future studies
and content of publications remain subject to change. Changes may be necessary to comply with the                     will build. You will benefit from the
requirements of accrediting bodies or to keep courses contemporary through updating practices or areas             knowledge and expertise our outstanding                        university in
of study. Circumstances may arise outside the reasonable control of the University leading to required              academics bring to their teaching, and                         the world
changes. Such circumstances include industrial action, unexpected student numbers, significant staff               I would encourage you to fully engage in
illness (where a course is reliant upon a person’s expertise), unexpected lack of funding, severe weather,                                                                       QS World University
                                                                                                                    the wealth of opportunities available to

                                                                                                                                                       ”
fire, civil disorder, political unrest, government restrictions and serious concern with regard to the                                                                             Rankings 2021
transmission of serious illness making a course unsafe to deliver. After a student has taken up a place                you at the University of Leeds.
with the University, the University will look to give early notification of any changes and try to minimise
their impact, offering suitable alternative arrangements or forms of compensation where it believes there                    Professor Hai-Sui Yu
is a fair case to do so. Offers of a place to study at the University will provide up-to-date information             Deputy-Vice-Chancellor: International
on courses. The latest key information on courses, entry requirements and fees can be found at
courses.leeds.ac.uk. Please check this website before making any decisions.

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                                                                                                      FOUNDATION YEAR ROUTES
                                                                                                      Depending on your chosen degree course, you’ll
                                                                                                      enrol onto one of our six foundation year routes.

                                                                                                      • Arts and Social Sciences
                                                                                                      • Business
                                                                                                      • Design
                                                                                                      • Engineering
                                                                                                      • Science and Healthcare
                                                                                                      • Joint Honours
                                                                                                      Alongside academic study skills and English, you’ll
                                                                                                      study subject-specific modules which have been
                                                                                                      carefully tailored to your chosen degree to ensure
                                                                                                      that you are fully prepared for year one of your
                                                                                                      undergraduate degree. Further details on what
                                                                                                      you will study can be found on page 8.

                                                                                                      We hope that by the time you’re ready to start your
                                                                                                      studies with us the situation with COVID-19 will have
                                                                                                      eased. However, please be aware, we will continue
                                                                                                      to review our courses and other elements of the
                                                                                                      student experience in response to COVID-19 and we
                                                                                                      may need to adapt our provision to ensure students
                                                                                                      remain safe. For the most up-to-date information on
                                                                                                      COVID-19, regularly visit our website, which we will
                                                                                                      continue to update as the situation changes
                                                                                                      www.leeds.ac.uk/covid19faqs
WHY LEEDS                                                                                             EXCELLENT LEARNING AND TEACHING
                                                                                                      Teaching here is designed to help you develop your
                                                                                                      knowledge and skills and become an enquiring and
The University of Leeds International         The International Foundation Year, taught at the

                                                                                                                                                               “
                                                                                                      independent critical thinker.
Foundation Year is one of the most            University of Leeds campus, is a 9-month, 3-term                                                                        I chose to study at the University
                                              course which fully prepares you for entry onto your     From day one you’ll learn from inspirational            of Leeds because it has a strong reputation
established and successful programmes                                                                 academics who also teach across our undergraduate
                                              undergraduate degree. It starts every September                                                                  in Engineering, and having a foundation
of its type in the UK. For more than 30       and runs through to the middle of the following June.   degree courses. They’re committed to helping you            year based on campus allowed me to
years we have been helping high-achieving                                                             learn and develop and, in time, become an expert
                                              Once you’ve successfully completed the                                                                             experience university style education.
students to realise their ambition of                                                                 in your own right.
                                              International Foundation Year you can progress                                                                       It gave me an advantage over other
studying with us. During this time we’ve      onto 140 different undergraduate degree courses         Our gold rating in the Teaching Excellence                  students as I moved into year one of
welcomed more than 3,500 students from        (see page 10 for details).                              Framework (TEF), the highest award possible, means        my undergraduate degree, as I already
80 countries – with the vast majority going                                                           you’ll benefit from outstanding teaching at Leeds.        knew about referencing, the University
on to graduate with a University of Leeds                                                                               Teaching                               systems for submitting work and the style
undergraduate degree.                                                                                                   Excellence
                                                                                                                        Framework
                                                                                                                                                              of teaching. I’m now undertaking a PhD.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ”
                                                                                                                                                                            Jiacheng Yao
                                                                                                                                                               IFY 2013, MEng 2017, current PhD student

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                                                                                                                                               FEEL
                                                                                                                                               AT H O M E

ACADEMIC FACILITIES                                       Technology
As an International Foundation Year student you           You’ll have access to the latest technology with
will have access to our first class academic facilities   high speed wi-fi on campus and 24 hour computer
here on campus. From new laboratories and lecture         clusters, ensuring you can study when it suits you.
theatres to one of the largest and most impressive
libraries in the UK, you’ll find everything you need
                                                          All our libraries also have self-service laptops
                                                          available for you to use, when required. Our
                                                          experienced IT Service Desk staff are on hand seven
                                                                                                                “ Iabout
                                                                                                                       was scared and excited
                                                                                                                            studying in a different
for your studies right here.
                                                          days a week to give you IT support by phone, email       country, but the support
Libraries
                                                          or in person.                                            provided by the University
The University Library is one of the major academic                                                                helped me settle in quickly.
                                                          Language learning
research libraries in the UK. Its print and online                                                                 The International Student
                                                          As an international student, you can prepare for
collections, gathered over 100 years, attract students
                                                          study in the UK with our pre-sessional English
                                                                                                                   Office organises events such
and researchers from around the world. The Laidlaw
Library, purpose-built for undergraduate students,        language courses, available before you start your        as Global Café, making it
has a variety of individual and group study spaces        course (see page 26). And once you’ve started here,      really easy to meet people
                                                          you can get academic English language development
to suit the way you work.
                                                          through part-time classes and workshops, which you
                                                                                                                   and make friends. Leeds
You’ll benefit from dedicated support for academic        can do alongside your degree.                            University Union has over
skills, including report and essay writing, delivering
                                                          Once you’re here, you can use our Language Zone,
                                                                                                                   300 clubs and societies you
effective presentations and planning projects.                                                                                                        L earn more from Kari about living in the
                                                          a language resource centre. There are learning           can join, so there is lots to
                                                                                                                                                       UK after moving from the Philippines at
You’ll also have access to additional resources and
academic support through Skills@Library, which
offers workshops, personal appointments and drop-in
                                                          materials in more than 50 languages, including
                                                          English. You can access books, magazines, audio,
                                                          video and language learning software, and you
                                                                                                                   get involved in.
                                                                                                                                    ”                  www.leeds.ac.uk/karimedalla
                                                                                                                   Kari Medalla
sessions throughout the year.                             can join language learning groups – all for free.
                                                                                                                   Pictured in Common Ground café,
                                                          www.leeds.ac.uk/languages                                Leeds University Union

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                                                                                                                FINDING
                                                                                                                THE RIGHT
                                                                                                                COURSE
                                                                                                                FOR YOU

STUDENT                                                 PROGRESSION                                             The initial year of your integrated degree
SUPPORT                                                                                                         is the Foundation Year which has a number
                                                        When you complete your foundation                       of routes enabling you to realise your
                                                        year with the required grades, there is a
We’re committed to helping everyone feel                guaranteed place for you on your chosen
                                                                                                                potential by offering progression onto
welcome. This is probably why we’re one of              degree course. There’s no need to make                  140 degree courses.
the most popular destinations in the UK for             a new application or take a new English
International students. From the moment                 language test – you’ll automatically progress
you arrive there are lots of resources                  onto year one of your chosen degree.
and information to help and support you
                                                        The University is a member of the University Pathway
every step of the way, on anything from                 Alliance which widens the opportunity for progression
accommodation and registration to fees                  to a variety of respected universities including a
and funding.                                            number of Russell group universities. The small
                                                        number of students who have chosen not to progress
Our welcome and orientation programme gives
                                                        onto their undergraduate degree at Leeds have gone
you all the information you will need to get started.
                                                        on to study at a wide range of universities in the UK
From the start of your course you will be assigned a
                                                        and overseas.
personal tutor to support your academic and personal
development and help you get the most out of your
time at Leeds.

The University offers lots of resources
and information to support you.
student.leeds.ac.uk

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INTERNATIONAL                                                                                                                             TA K E YO U R
FOUNDATION
(YEAR 0) ROUTES                                                                                                                           NEXT STEPS
Your International Foundation Year has                 Business
been designed in collaboration with the                You’ll study on a specific pathway leading to your
academic school of the degree course you               chosen degree which will include a selection of
will progress onto. In addition to the core            the following modules: Foundation of Economics,
                                                       Introduction to International Business, Introductory
module, there are a range of additional
                                                       Management and maths modules relevant to your
modules you can study depending                        chosen degree. There are also optional modules
on the course you have chosen.                         depending on the degree pathway you have chosen.

CORE MODULE                                            Design
                                                       You will study modules offered within the School
Academic Study Skills in English
                                                       of Design, enabling you to develop the skills and
This compulsory module will help you to develop        knowledge needed for your design degree. These
the key study skills and academic English you will     will be taught by experienced lecturers within the
need for success on a university degree course.        School of Design.
The academic staff who teach this module also act
as personal tutors for International Foundation Year
                                                       Engineering
students, ensuring overall academic support
for your studies.                                      You’ll study core maths modules as maths will

ADDITIONAL MODULES
                                                       be essential for your future engineering studies.
                                                       Then depending on your future degree, you will
                                                       follow a specific pathway which will include either
                                                                                                                                                         “ The
                                                                                                                                                             module
                                                                                                                                                                 academic study skills
                                                                                                                                                                     was really helpful,
                                                       Chemistry or Physics and for Geophysical Sciences,                                                   as the way you are taught
You will study a range of additional modules
depending on the foundation year route you are         an introductory module in geological sciences.                                                       in the UK is very different
on and also the degree course you will progress to.                                                                                                         to high school. We learnt
                                                       Science and Healthcare                                                                               about how to write academic
Arts and Social Sciences                               Alongside academic study skills in English, you will
                                                                                                                                                            essays, referencing, giving
Within this route, there are specific pathways         study modules from two subject areas depending on
                                                       your chosen future degree course. The subject areas                                                  presentations – all skills which
leading to a wide range of arts, communications
and social sciences degrees. Your modules will be      are in the fields of chemistry, web programming and                                                  are important to my degree
                                                       technologies, biology, business, maths and physics.
selected based on the degree course you choose                                                                                                              course. I studied the Leeds
to progress onto.                                      If you’re looking to study degrees in Geological
                                                       Sciences or Geophysical Sciences, you will need to                                                   International Foundation
                                                       take the introductory module in geological sciences.                                                 Year (Business Route) and
                                                                                                                                                            progressed onto my degree in

                                                                                                              L earn more from Joses about studying
                                                                                                                                                            Economics and Finance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ”
                                                                                                                                                            Joses Setianto
                                                                                                               on the International Foundation Year at      Pictured outside the Laidlaw Libary,
                                                                                                               www.leeds.ac.uk/josessetianto                University of Leeds

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                                                                                                 DEGREE COURSE                                       INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION YEAR ROUTE
                                                                                                 Business, Management, Finance and Economics
                                                                                                 Accounting and Finance BSc                          Business
                                                                                                 Banking and Finance BSc                             Business
                                                                                                 Business Economics BSc                              Business
                                                                                                 Business Management BA                              Business
                                                                                                 Business Management and the Human Resource BA       Business
                                                                                                 Business Management with Marketing BA               Business
                                                                                                 Economics BSc                                       Business
                                                                                                 Economics and Finance BSc                           Business
                                                                                                 Human Resource Management BA                        Business
                                                                                                 International Business BSc                          Business
                                                                                                 International Business and Finance BSc              Business
                                                                                                 International Business and Marketing BSc            Business
DEGREE COURSES                                                                                   Chemistry, Physics and Natural Sciences

WITH AN INTEGRATED                                                                               Chemistry BSc
                                                                                                 Medicinal Chemistry BSc
                                                                                                                                                     Science
                                                                                                                                                     Science

FOUNDATION YEAR                                                                                  Physics BSc
                                                                                                 Physics with Astrophysics BSc
                                                                                                                                                     Science
                                                                                                                                                     Science
                                                                                                 Theoretical Physics BSc                             Science
                                                                                                 Computing
                                                                                                 Computer Science BSc                                Science
 DEGREE COURSE                                             INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION YEAR ROUTE
                                                                                                 Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence BSc   Science
 Biological, Biomedical and Sport Science
 Biochemistry BSc                                          Science                               Computer Science with High Performance Graphics
                                                                                                                                                     Science
                                                                                                 and Games Engineering BSc
 Biological Sciences (Biotechnology with Enterprise) BSc   Science
                                                                                                 Computer Science with Mathematics BSc               Science
 Biological Sciences BSc                                   Science
                                                                                                 Design
 Biology BSc                                               Science
                                                                                                 Art and Design BA                                   Design
 Ecology and Conservation Biology BSc                      Science
                                                                                                 Fashion Design BA                                   Design
 Genetics BSc                                              Science
                                                                                                 Fashion Marketing BA                                Design
 Human Physiology BSc                                      Science
                                                                                                 Fashion Technology BA                               Design
 Medical Biochemistry BSc                                  Science
                                                                                                 Graphic and Communication Design BA                 Design
 Medical Microbiology BSc                                  Science
                                                                                                 Textile Design BA                                   Design
 Medical Sciences BSc                                      Science
 Microbiology BSc                                          Science
 Neuroscience BSc                                          Science
 Pharmacology BSc                                          Science

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 DEGREE COURSE                                                INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION YEAR ROUTE   DEGREE COURSE                                     INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION YEAR ROUTE
 Education                                                                                          Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
 Childhood Studies BA                                         Arts and Social Sciences              Culture and Media Studies BA                      Arts and Social Sciences
 Education BA                                                 Arts and Social Sciences              History of Art BA                                 Arts and Social Sciences
 Psychology with Education BSc                                Science                               Food Science and Nutrition
 Engineering                                                                                        Food Science BSc                                  Science
 Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering MEng, BEng            Engineering                           Food Science and Nutrition BSc                    Science
 Architectural Engineering MEng, BEng                         Engineering                           Nutrition BSc                                     Science
 Architecture MEng, BEng                                      Engineering                           Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences
 Automotive Engineering MEng, BEng                            Engineering                           Economics and Geography BA                        Business
 Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies and Management BEng   Engineering                           Environmental Science BSc                         Science
 Chemical and Energy Engineering MEng, BEng                   Engineering                           Geography BA                                      Business
 Chemical and Materials Engineering MEng, BEng                Engineering                           Geography BSc                                     Science
 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering MEng, BEng                  Engineering                           Geography and Geology BSc                         Science
 Chemical Engineering MEng, BEng                              Engineering                           Geography with Environmental Mathematics BSc      Science
 Civil and Environmental Engineering MEng, BEng               Engineering                           Geography with Transport Studies BA               Business
 Civil and Structural Engineering MEng, BEng                  Engineering                           Geological Sciences BSc                           Science
 Civil Engineering MEng, BEng                                 Engineering                           Geology MGeol, BSc                                Science
 Civil Engineering with Project Management MEng, BEng         Engineering                           Geophysical Sciences BSc                          Science
 Civil Engineering with Transport MEng, BEng                  Engineering                           Geophysics MGeophys, BSc                          Science
 Electronic and Communications Engineering MEng, BEng         Engineering                           Sustainability and Environmental Management BSc   Science
 Electronic and Computer Engineering, MEng, BEng              Engineering                           History
 Electronic and Electrical Engineering MEng, BEng             Engineering                           History BA                                        Arts and Social Sciences
 Mechanical Engineering MEng, BEng                            Engineering                           International History and Politics BA             Arts and Social Sciences
 Mechatronics and Robotics MEng, BEng                         Engineering                           Language, Cultures and Societies
 Medical Engineering MEng, BEng                               Engineering                           Arabic and Japanese BA                            Arts and Social Sciences
 Product Design MDes, BSc                                     Design                                Law and Criminology
 English                                                                                            Criminal Justice and Criminology BA               Arts and Social Sciences
 English Language and Linguistics BA                          Arts and Social Sciences              Law LLB                                           Arts and Social Sciences
 English Language and Literature BA                           Arts and Social Sciences              Mathematics
 English Literature BA                                        Arts and Social Sciences              Actuarial Mathematics BSc                         Science
 English Literature and Theatre Studies BA                    Arts and Social Sciences              Financial Mathematics BSc                         Science
                                                                                                    Mathematics BSc                                   Science
                                                                                                    Mathematics and Statistics BSc                    Science

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 DEGREE COURSE                                                  INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION YEAR ROUTE   DEGREE COURSE                   INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION YEAR ROUTE
 Media and Communication                                                                              Joint honours
 Communications and Media BA                                    Arts and Social Sciences              Chemistry and Mathematics BSc   Science
 Digital Media BA                                               Arts and Social Sciences              Economics and Mathematics BSc   Business
 Film, Photography and Media BA                                 Arts and Social Sciences              Economics and Politics BA       Business
 Journalism BA                                                  Arts and Social Sciences              English and History BA          Arts and Social Sciences
 Medicine and Psychology                                                                              English and Philosophy BA       Arts and Social Sciences
 Advanced Psychology BSc                                        Science                               Environment and Business BA     Business
 Healthcare Science (Audiology) BSc                             Healthcare                            History and Philosophy BA       Arts and Social Sciences
 Nursing (Adult) BSc                                            Healthcare                            Politics and Social Policy BA   Arts and Social Sciences
 Nursing (Child) BSc                                            Healthcare                            Politics and Sociology BA       Arts and Social Sciences
 Nursing (Mental Health) BSc                                    Healthcare
 Psychology BSc                                                 Science
 Music, Theatre and Performance
 Music BA                                                       Arts and Social Sciences
 Music (Performance) BMus                                       Arts and Social Sciences
 Music with Enterprise BA                                       Business
 Music, Multimedia and Electronics BSc                          Science and Healthcare
 Music and Music Psychology BA                                  Arts and Social Sciences
 Theatre and Performance BA                                     Arts and Social Sciences
 Theatre and Performance with Enterprise BA                     Arts and Social Sciences
 Philosophy, Religion and Liberal Arts
 Liberal Arts BA                                                Arts and Social Sciences
 Philosophy BA                                                  Arts and Social Sciences
 Philosophy, Ethics and Religion BA                             Arts and Social Sciences
 Religion, Politics and Society BA                              Arts and Social Sciences
 Theology and Religious Studies BA                              Arts and Social Sciences
 Sociology, Social Policy, Politics and International Studies
 International Development BA                                   Arts and Social Sciences
 International Relations BA                                     Arts and Social Sciences
 Politics BA                                                    Arts and Social Sciences
 Social Policy BA                                               Arts and Social Sciences
 Social Policy and Crime BA                                     Arts and Social Sciences
 Social Policy with Enterprise BA                               Arts and Social Sciences
 Social Policy and Sociology BA                                 Arts and Social Sciences
 Sociology BA                                                   Arts and Social Sciences
 Sociology and International Relations BA                       Arts and Social Sciences

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                                  LIFE AT
                                  LEEDS

                                  Our single-site campus is just
                                  a short walk away from the centre
                                  of our thriving, multicultural city.

       universityofleeds

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                                                                                                                   1

CAMPUS LIFE

You’ll join our friendly and welcoming
international community of students
from more than 170 different countries
– so you’ll have the chance to make friends
from across the world.
The University was ranked 35th most
international university in the world in the             SPORTS AND FITNESS
Times Higher Education World University
                                                         Whether you participate in sport for fun, or at club
Rankings 2020.
                                                         level, you’ll find everything you need at Leeds.
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                                                         The Edge, our state-of-the-art on-campus indoor
                                                                                                                                  “
STUDENTS’ UNION
                                                         facility, provides a variety of fitness, sport and                            Really loved my time at the
Leeds University Union, at the heart of campus,          wellbeing opportunities, including a 25m eight-lane                     University. The campus is a really
brings together our student community and is 100%        swimming pool. You can also try a new outdoor sport                    friendly place and it’s so convenient
student-led. It’s a place where you can study, work,     or activity, such as orienteering or kayaking, with our                  having everything in one place –
socialise and relax. You can also get independent        Get Out, Get Active programme.                                          the libraries, sports facilities, the
help, advice, support and representation.
                                                         Our social leagues are a great way to play                             academic schools, places to eat and
The Union building is always buzzing with activity,      competitively with friends against other student                        drink – and if you stay in campus
and with more than 300 clubs and societies to            or staff teams each week. Or, if you don’t want a                      accommodation like me, everything
choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whatever
you’re interested in you’ll find a club or society and
the chance to meet some like-minded students.
                                                         weekly commitment but you enjoy meeting people
                                                         and getting active, our weekly social sport sessions
                                                         offer fun and non-competitive sessions in a few
                                                                                                                                    is right on your doorstep!
                                                                                                                                                                         ”
                                                                                                                                              Victor Enendu
Everything is covered – from faith to hiking, film       different sports – you just need to turn up.                                     IFY 2015, MEng 2020
to snowboarding – and there are plenty of general        sport.leeds.ac.uk/sport
interest societies too. The Give it a Go sessions are
a great way to try a club or society.                                                                                  1. C
                                                                                                                           ommon Ground café, a space to relax in
www.luu.org.uk                                                                                                            Leeds University Union
                                                                                                                       2. G
                                                                                                                           ym at The Edge, our indoor sports facility
                                                                                                                   3   3. L earn about growing food in our sustainable garden

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                                                                                                                   • a safe environment, with a 24-hour security service   ACCESSIBLE ACCOMMODATION
                                                                                                                   • advice and support from experienced wardens           If you have a physical, hearing or visual impairment,
                                                                                                                      and resident sub-wardens                              we have adapted accommodation on and off
                                                                                                                   • great customer service – we’re a founding member      campus. When you’re starting to think about your
                                                                                                                      of ANUK (Accreditation Network UK) and abide          accommodation, get in touch so we can help you
                                                                                                                      by its National Codes of Standards for student        find somewhere that best suits your needs.
                                                                                                                      accommodation, fully approved by the National
                                                                                                                      Union of Students (NUS)
                                                                                                                   • an efficient, responsive maintenance service.
                                                                                                                   We’ll do our very best to give you your preferred
                                                                                                                                                                                                Our guarantee
                                                                                                                   accommodation. Around 60% of students get                              We guarantee* single University
                                                                                                                   their preferred choice but, like other popular                          accommodation for students
                                                                                                                   universities in the UK, we can’t guarantee                              paying international fees who
                                                                                                                   everyone their first choice.                                             apply before the deadline.

                                                                                                                   Once your residence has been confirmed, you can
                                                                                                                   join its official Facebook group and say hello to your
                                                                                                                   future neighbours before you arrive.

ACCOMMODATION

Living in University accommodation is                 There are other benefits to living in our
a great introduction to student life, and             accommodation too:
a fantastic way to make new friends and               • a range of residences to suit different budgets
feel part of our community. We guarantee*                – from modern, purpose-built developments to
single University accommodation for all                  more traditional buildings, catered or self-catered
international students for all years of               • a large number of en suite rooms
your course.                                          • no hidden extras to pay – utility bills, basic contents
                                                         insurance cover, use of a washing machine or
Living with students who are on different courses
                                                         laundry credits, wi-fi and Edge Club (gym and
means you’ll make friends and broaden your social
                                                         sports) membership are all included in your rent
circle. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to
get involved, as each residence has a student-led     • additional facilities at many sites, including common
residents’ committee that organises everything           rooms with TVs, pool tables and communal study
from film nights and day trips to virtual bingo          areas – some residences even have their own gym                                                                    * Restrictions apply relating to deadlines, residence
and quiz nights.                                                                                                                                                               and academic offer status. Find out more about
                                                                                                                                                                               our guarantee at accommodation.leeds.ac.uk

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CITY LIFE

Leeds is at the heart of the UK
– a regional hub for business,
culture and sport, with a
rich industrial heritage and
everything you’d expect from
one of the country’s largest              1   2

and fastest-growing cities.

CULTURE                                           6   7
Museums, galleries, theatre, resident
opera and ballet companies, historic
sites and festivals

MUSIC
On campus and around the city,
from small clubs to the Leeds First
Direct Arena                              3

FOOD
World food at restaurants, cafés and
food festivals, and in markets and                             “  I didn’t know too much about Leeds,
                                                                but I’m so happy that I decided to come
international supermarkets                                      here. There is so much to do; it’s a lively
                                                                 and friendly city. I’ve had such a great
SHOPPING                                                         time at the University, and it all began
Historic arcades, modern malls and
                                                                with the International Foundation Year.
one of the largest indoor markets                              I fell in love with Leeds and never wanted
                                                  8
in Europe                                                            to leave! If I could give one piece
                                          4                       of advice to new students, it would be
SPORT                                                               ‘Don’t stress and do your best!’
                                                                                                               ”
Home to Yorkshire County Cricket                                                 Hetasha Gopalani
Club, Leeds United Football Club and                                            IFY 2016, BSc 2019
a national league rugby club. Host to
international sporting events, like the
Tour de Yorkshire cycle race
                                                          1. R
                                                              oyal Armouries Museum          7. Woodhouse Moor, a nearby
                                                          2. L eeds Central Library and         park
NEARBY PLACES                                                 Leeds Art Gallery               8. Leeds water taxi on the
                                                          3. L ive at Leeds music festival       River Aire
Moorland and national parks,                              4. T rinity Kitchen in Leeds       9. S carborough, a seaside
traditional towns and villages                                city centre                         resort on the East Coast
and Yorkshire’s stunning coastline                        5. T horton’s Arcade
                                          5       9       6. Tour de Yorkshire cycle race
to explore

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NEXT                              HOW TO
                                  APPLY
STEPS                             ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                     ONLINE APPLICATION
                                  The grades you will need to come onto your             Applying to the International Foundation Year is
                                  selected version of degree with integrated             quick and easy.
                                  International Foundation Year will vary depending
                                  on which qualifications you have taken in school.
                                  To check the academic entry requirements for
                                  your country, visit leeds.ac.uk/ify                         1. A
                                                                                                  pply online at:
                                                                                                 applyonline.leeds.ac.uk

                                  ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                              2. Attach supporting documentation to your
                                  You will also need to provide a certificate from one            application (where available)
                                  of the English language tests listed below.
                                                                                              • High school transcripts
                                  Design, Engineering, and Science routes                       (certified with English translation)

                                  IELTS: Overall score of 5.5, with a minimum of 5.5          • IELTS Certificate
                                  in each component.                                          • Supporting statement
                                  Pearson PTE Academic: Overall score of 59 with              If one of these is not ready at the time of
                                  a minimum of 59 in each component.                          making your application, we may need to
                                                                                              request it before a decision can be made
                                  TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 80 with 20 in Listening         on your application.
                                  and Reading, with 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing

                                  Arts & Social Science,                                      3. Submit your application. Then all you
                                  Business & Healthcare* routes                                  need to do is wait for the decision from
                                                                                                 our Admissions team.
                                  IELTS: Overall score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5
                                  in each component.

                                  Pearson PTE Academic: Overall score of 60 with         After the application has been received you’ll receive
                                  a minimum of 59 in each component.                     an email acknowledgment. You will be able to track
                                  TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 87 with 21 in Listening    the status of your application using the login and
                                  and Reading, with 23 in Speaking and 22 in Writing.    pin number that you created when the application
                                                                                         was made.
                                  Further accepted certificates are listed here
                                  https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130552/international_
                                  foundation_year/458/entry_requirements                 SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                                                         We offer a range of scholarships including country
                                                                                         specific and subject specific scholarships. Find out
                                                                                         more at leeds.ac.uk/ify

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRE-SESSIONALS
If you want to improve your English language skills
                                                                                                                                                                                    MAP AND
before starting the International Foundation Year,
we offer a range of English language courses,
                                                                                                                                                                                    HOW TO
taught by the University’s Language Centre.                                                                                                                                         FIND US
10 week pre-sessional
Our 10 week pre-sessional course is designed for
                                                                                                                                                                                    For full details on
students who have a good level of English, but who
fall just short of our English Language requirements.                                                                                                                               how to get here by
The course will help you develop your English                                                                                                                                       train, bus, car and air, visit
and academic study skills in preparation for the                                                                                                                                    www.leeds.ac.uk/howtofindus
International Foundation Year course.

The IELTS scores for the 10 week pre-sessional are
as follows:
                                                                                                                                                          Edinburgh
 FOUNDATION YEAR ROUTE IELTS (UKVI)

 Design, Engineering,             5.0 overall, with only
 Science and Healthcare,          one score below 5.0
 Joint honours Science            and none below 4.5
                                                                                                                                                                        Newcastle
 Arts and Social Sciences, 5.5 overall, minimum
 Business,                 of 5.0 in each
                                                           OTHER INTERNATIONAL                                               Belfast
 Joint honours Arts        component
                                                           FOUNDATION YEAR ROUTES
Academic English for                                                                                                                                                                    York
                                                           If you don’t meet the entry requirements for the
Undergraduate Studies                                      University of Leeds International Foundation Year,
You can improve your academic English by taking our
Academic English for Undergraduate Studies course,
                                                           or you wish to study your foundation in your home
                                                           country, there are other options which you may be
                                                                                                                                                                              Leeds
which is designed to help you improve your level of        eligible for.                                                                                             Manchester
English to meet university requirements. You can
study full time, with entry points in October, January     Leeds International Study Centre IFY
and April.
                                                           Delivered by Study Group, and based at Leeds
For further details on these courses, including how        Beckett University, this approved course will
to apply, visit www.leeds.ac.uk/language                   allow you to progress to a bachelor degree in                                                                Birmingham
                                                           business, engineering, law or science at the
                                                           University of Leeds.
                                                           www.leedsisc.com

                                                           NCUK                                                 CITY              DISTANCE MINIMUM TRAVEL TIME
                                                           The University of Leeds is a founder member of                                                                                           London
                                                                                                                London            195 miles     1 hour 59 minutes (by train)
                                                           NCUK, which delivers foundation programmes
                                                           at teaching centres worldwide.                       Manchester        42 miles      54 minutes (by train)
                                                           www.ncuk.ac.uk                                       Edinburgh         206 miles     3 hours (by train)
                                                                                                                Dubai             4,600 miles   8 hours 30 minutes (by air)
                                                                                                                Amsterdam         523 miles     1 hour 15 minutes (by air)
                                                                                                                Paris             477 miles     1 hour 30 minutes (by air)

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                                  CONNECT WITH US                          ALTERNATIVE FORMATS

                                                  universityofleeds        If you require any of the
                                                                           information contained in this
                                     @UniversityLeeds
                                                                           guide in an alternative format eg
                                                                           Braille, large print or audio, email
                                                                           disability@leeds.ac.uk

                                      alk to current students about
                                     T
                                     being an international student here
                                     www.leeds.ac.uk/linktoleeds

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           University of Leeds
               Leeds LS2 9JT
                           UK
        +44 (0)113 343 3209
   ifyadmissions@leeds.ac.uk
               leeds.ac.uk/ify
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