Leeds International Study Centre (Leeds ISC) works in collaboration with the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University to prepare students from outside the UK for successful degree study. Their courses offer students the opportunity to study abroad in the UK, and provide additional support to students who do not meet the entry requirements to apply directly at the University of Leeds or Leeds Beckett University.

Each course is designed to ease you into life in the UK – with small classes, attentive teaching styles and tailored courses for international students, as well as a focus on improving your English language skills. You will also take part in lectures, seminars and tutorials.

All students are going through a similar experience here – living away from home, experiencing a brand-new culture and meeting many new people. You will be surrounded by international students, living and learning together, and will become a part of the global community within the International Study Centre.


Leeds ISC offers the following courses:

  • International Foundation Year – designed to prepare students for the beginning of their undergraduate degree;
  • International Year One – tailored to allow you to join the second year of an undergraduate degree;
  • English Language Preparation – improving your English language before you join the International Foundation Year or International Year One.


Leeds International Study Centre is located at the world-famous Global East Stand, Emerald Headingley Stadium. Facilities include cutting-edge learning and social spaces with modern technology and a café where you can relax or study.

There are great transport links, with a regular bus service to and from Leeds city centre, and from Headingley Campus to Emerald Headingley Stadium during term time.

As a student at the Leeds ISC, you will have access to a range of resources at Leeds Beckett University campus. These include libraries – which are open 24/7, every day of the year – an online library and access to networked PCs.


Leeds ISC works with Study Inn, a student accommodation provider in the UK. Located in Leeds city centre, Brotherton House offers convenient and modern premium student accommodation.

For more information, including costs, please visit either Accommodation (leedsbeckett.ac.uk) or Accommodation (leedsisc.com), depending on which of the two universities you are planning to progress to.

Living with other students is a great way to make friends which will help you settle into life away from home. However, if you wish to arrange your own accommodation instead, private rooms, flats and houses are available in and around Leeds.

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ISC for progression to Leeds Beckett University

Website: https://isc.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/


There are two International Foundation Year pathways for progression to Leeds Beckett University: one is Business, Law and Social Studies; the other is Science, Engineering and Computing.

The International Year One route is in Business Management.

The English Language Preparation programme is a one-term course that you study before the International Foundation Year course.

Useful links

For details on English language and academic requirements, please visit: Entry requirements (leedsbeckett.ac.uk).

To view the tuition fees for your chosen programme, and calculate the deposit, confirmation, accommodation and insurance costs, please visit: Fees and costs (leedsbeckett.ac.uk).

ISC for progression to the University of Leeds

Website: https://www.leedsisc.com/


If you would like to study an International Foundation Year for progression to the University of Leeds, there are two pathways to choose from. One is Business, Law and Social Studies; the other is Science, Engineering and Computing.

The International Year One route has three pathway options: Biological Sciences, Business Management, and International Relations.

The English Language Preparation programme and Online Pre-Sessional English are each designed to support international students to improve their English language skills to meet the requirements for the International Foundation Year.

Useful links

For details on English language and academic entry requirements, please visit: Entry requirements (leedsisc.com).

For fee information, please visit: Fees and costs (leedsisc.com).

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