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International Student Office


International Student Office – supporting your international and intercultural experience on campus.

The International Student Office is here to provide support and enhance the experience of University of Leeds International and UK students.

University of Leeds ranked 1st out of 16 participating Russell Group Universities for overall international student satisfaction in the latest International Student Barometer survey (Autumn 2012)

News and updates:

Warning: Hoax Calls to International Students

The International Student Office has received reports that a telephone fraud appears to be targeting... read more

Arriving in Leeds this semester

If you are planning to arrive in Leeds this semester we have a lot planned to help you settle in quickly and... read more

Volunteering opportunities with the British Red Cross

The British Red Cross is looking for volunteers for two outreach roles in their International Family Tracing... read more

Student arrivals: top ten tips from Border Force

The Border Force has created a list of 10 simple tips to help ensure that you have a smooth arrival and entry... read more

Update on visa applications in Libya

The following news item is a recent announcement from the UK Council for International Student Affairs... read more

For international students

We provide specialist advice along with welcome and orientation support specific to your needs.

Our team of immigration experts is here to provide Immigration Advice and assist you with the process of applying for entry clearance and extending your visa.

Our Welcome Team provide a comprehensive Welcome Service to help you have the best start in Leeds, including Welcome Talks all year round, our Orientation Programmes in September and January and our Meet and Greet Service in September.

Preparing for Leeds?

Check the key dates for travel and get essential pre-arrival information in these publications:
For Undergraduates: Your Place     
For Postgraduates: Your Postgraduate Place

New to Leeds?

When you arrive in Leeds you can collect your International Welcome Pack from us. The pack will include the Your Arrival booklet - a guide to your first weeks at the University.

If you are a new Study Abroad, Erasmus+ or Exchange student arriving for semester 2, you will also get an extra Welcome Programme of events and activities.

Current student?

Take a look at the information on this website to answer questions you may have. If you cannot find what you are looking for feel free to contact us.

For all students

For all students we organise and promote an exciting range of activities and opportunities to help you get the most out of being part of the University of Leeds Global Community. We run regular events and projects which enable you to enjoy interaction with students from different backgrounds, developing your cultural awareness and your knowledge of the world and different global perspectives.

Where to find the International Student Office

Level 11
Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building
University of Leeds

The Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building is number 77 on the University Campus Map.

Opening hours

09.00 – 16.45 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
10.00 – 16.45 Wednesday

Immigration and visa drop-in service

10.30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday