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International Year One

The University Of Leeds

This International Year One prepares international students for guaranteed entry1 to undergraduate degrees at The University Of Leeds. On successful completion of this course, you can progress directly to the second year of selected degree programs.

  • Why Choose This Course?
    • Equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree - guaranteed progress to the second year on successful completion.
    • The University of Leeds is rated GOLD for Teaching Excellence by the Department for Education (2019) and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, the UK's own 'Ivy League'.
    • Leeds is the UK's largest centre for business, legal and financial services outside of London and attracts companies and entrepreneurs from all over the world.
    • A university style education experience in a safe and supportive learning environment for international students. Benefit from small class sizes, individual attention and regular assessment.

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About This Course

The International Year One is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree at The University Of Leeds, but with lower entry requirements. It is specially designed for international students who do not have the academic or English qualifications for direct entry to a degree, but are over qualified for a university foundation course.

Leeds International Study Centre works in collaboration with the university to prepare international students for entry to selected undergraduate degrees. It operates across two campuses: City Campus, in the centre of Leeds and Stadium Campus in the East Stand of the world famous Headingly Cricket Ground. On successful completion of the International Year One, you are guaranteed progression to the second year of your chosen degree at The University of Leeds.

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Entry Requirements

Academic Completion of high school plus one year of further study, for example AS Level (ABB) or a University Foundation Programme.
English English level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (5.5+ in writing).
Minimum Age Minimum age 17 years (at start of course).

Top Ranked Subjects at The University Of Leeds

The University Of Leeds ranks particularly well for the following subjects (United Kingdom ranking shown in brackets).

  • Accounting & Finance (1)
  • Engineering: Civil (3)
  • Engineering: Mechanical (4)
  • Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations (5)
  • Earth & Marine Sciences (6)
  • Economics (7)
  • Dentistry (7)
  • Media & Film Studies (7)


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1 Entry is guaranteed for students who achieve the minimum grades required for progression.

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