We are a UKBA Highly Trusted Sponsor of†international students and†one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK. We have a lively international student community from many countries across the globe.
From the moment you arrive, we welcome you and make you feel at home. Our†Studentsí Union runs numerous international cultural and faith based student societies, whilst the International Office runs a Buddies Mentoring Scheme.
The University's origins can be traced back to 1824, with the foundation of the Leeds Mechanics Institute. We have a mixture of old and new buildings on our campuses - the oldest building is at our Headingley Campus and dates back to 1752.
We boast over 100 years' of quality teaching experience, delivered by leading practitioners with strong links to industries and the professions - many are world-renowned authorities in their fields. Many international figureheads have received honorary awards from us, including Haile Gebrselassie, regarded as one of the greatest distance runners of all time.
'Rated excellent for Allied Health Professions; Business & Management; Computing & Information Management; Economics; Education; English; History; Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation, Sport & Tourism; Nursing.'
The Sunday Times Online University Guide 2008
You can watch one of our students, Mohammad, talking about life at Leeds Metropolitan below!
Tell me about Leeds
Leeds has one of the largest student populations outside London, so you will be sure to feel at home. Life in Leeds means:
- A cosmopolitan city centre which is full of independent shops
- One of the most active cultural scenes in the UK
- Great employment prospects for graduates
- Yorkshire, one of the UK's most beautiful counties on your doorstep
Many international students choose Leeds as the cost of living is much lower than in London and other UK cities. Shops and restaurants will offer you a discount if you show your Leeds Metropolitan Students' Union card.
Leeds is very friendly, and although itís a large city, thereís a real community feel. Leeds Metropolitan takes the safety of its students seriously, and we have a partnership with a local taxi firm so you can be sure you will always be able to get home.
Leeds is a multicultural city and has many specialist food shops where you can buy ingredients from many countries, including India and China. There are also places of worship for all major religions, and youíll find prayer rooms on campus.
If you're interested in exploring the UK during your time in Leeds, London is only two hours away, and Edinburgh is just three hours away. The city has excellent train and bus links, and Leeds Bradford Airport has regular flights to many international destinations.