The University of Leeds, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK with more than 39,000 students including 9,000 international students from over 170 different countries. Leeds is the top 40 most international university in the world (Times Higher Education 2019) and has been welcoming international students for over 100 years with a global network of nearly 270,000 alumni from over 190 countries including 6 Nobel laureates.

Being the top 10 most targeted university by graduate recruiters in the UK (The Graduate Market in 2019, High Fliers Research) and 3rd in the UK for student experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018), Leeds is also one of the most popular universities in the UK to apply to by Indian students.

Part of the prestigious Russell Group and a world top-100 university (QS World University Rankings, 2020) Leeds is renowned globally for the quality of teaching and research. From day one, you will be studying among internationally renowned and inspirational academics working at the forefront of their fields; some will have even written your textbooks. Our research power and the funding this brings means we can invest in the best facilities and attract teaching staff who are actively engaged in pioneering research.

Leeds also has one of the largest range of courses on offer in the UK, with more than 300 undergraduate and 200 taught postgraduate programs taught across our seven faculties. Leeds, West Yorkshire is a lively and multicultural city in the center of the UK, with the University campus just a 10-minute walk from the city center. Leeds is well connected nationally and internationally with excellent transport links by road, rail, and air. It has everything you would expect from the UK’s third-largest and fastest-growing city and is surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside. Leeds is also the 2nd largest business center in the UK after London and one of the most popular and affordable student cities in the UK. Leeds city center has been named one of the UK’s best places to live by The Sunday Times 2019.

The University of Leeds offers a wide range of both catered and self-catered accommodation on and off-campus for international students and some of the most modern campus facilities in the UK including state-of-the-art teaching spaces, laboratories, libraries, and research and sports facilities. Award-winning Leeds University Union is one of the best and most active students’ unions in the country. With more than 300 student-led clubs and societies, there is something for everyone whatever your interest.

New report showcases civic links between University and Council


  • 15th in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 18th in the Guardian University Guide 2021
  • 91st in the QS World University Rankings 2021

Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the University of Leeds cemented its place as a top ten research institution in the UK. Over 80% of the submitted research was classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. The International Student Barometer ranked Leeds 1st amongst participating Russell Group universities for learning and 2nd for overall student support.

The University of Leeds also features in the top ten rankings for the following subjects:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Art and Design
  • Business and Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • English
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering