University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Overview of the University of Leeds

The University of Leeds welcomes more than 7,000 international students from over 150 countries each year, making its campus one of the most diverse and multicultural in the UK. Students enrolling at the university join a community of outstanding academics. The University of Leeds is part of the Worldwide Universities Network which comprises 16 research intensive institutions, addressing issues of global significance.

The university is located on a single-site campus, just a short walk from Leeds’ vibrant city centre, with access to art galleries, museums, shopping and sports facilities, as well as green spaces.

The University of Leeds is among the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. It offers over 500 undergraduate and more than 200 postgraduate-degree courses. Teaching staff have been awarded 26 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other university in the UK.

LOCATION University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane

Arts & Humanities,

Business, Communication,




Politics & International Studies,

Sciences and Social Sciences



University of Leeds Ranking

The University of Leeds is ranked in the top ten universities in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide 2019, among the world top 100 according to the QS World University Rankings 2019, and is part of the prestigious Russell Group – a collection of 24 research intensive universities in the UK.

The University also ranks 3rd in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

Accommodation at the University of Leeds

Living in University accommodation is a great way to experience student life, make new friends and feel part of our student community. We have an impressive range of accommodation from modern, purpose-built apartments to converted mansions both on and off campus.

We understand how important your accommodation is when you’re new. We know starting at University might be the first time you’ve lived away from home and this can be daunting as well as exciting. We’re committed to making that transition as easy as possible for you and we’ll help you every step of the way.

  • The university guarantees single accommodation for international undergraduates for the duration of their course, as long as they apply by the deadline. Restrictions apply.
  • Please refer to the university website for more information.

University of Leeds Location

The University campus is a pleasant 20 minute walk from Leeds city station. Just follow the directions below and you’ll be with us in n­o time at all:

Come out of the station into City square; with the Queens Hotel behind you, walk straight up Park Row. Continue up Park Row until the first major junction. Cross straight over The Headrow and continue up Cookridge Street. At the next set of lights go straight on passing Millennium Square on your left and Leeds City Museum on your right.

Turn left on to Woodhouse Lane, a busy main road. You’ll pass Leeds Beckett University on your left and our University campus begins in another 50 metres or so, on your left. To reach the Parkinson building, carry on up Woodhouse Lane to the clock tower building. You’ll be able to look at a map of campus there and plan where to go next.

Notable Alumni

Leeds alumni include:

  • The late historian Herbert Read,
  • The singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae
  • The astronaut Piers Sellers.