The University of Leeds was established in 1904 and is one of the biggest higher education institutions in the UK. We are also one of the UK’s top ten research institutions and are well known throughout the world for our quality of teaching and research. Student facilities on campus are second to none, with an award-winning Students’ Union, one of the largest libraries in the UK and Olympic-standard sports facilities.
Take a look at our video that showcases some of the highlights of LISS.
The University’s convenient single-site campus is just 10 minutes’ walk from Leeds city center. It’s a vibrant and popular city, famous for its fabulous shopping, nightlife and live music scene, with great transport links.
Whether you like the city or country life, Leeds can offer the best of both worlds. The city is surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, with the famous national parks of the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District and the Lake District easily accessible from Leeds. Cities of historic and cultural interest lie on its doorstep too, including York, Manchester and Whitby. It’s also a great place from which to travel around the UK, with London only 2 hours and Edinburgh only 3 hours away by train, and an international airport a short distance outside of the city.
If you’d like to find out more about the city of Leeds and the county of Yorkshire, visit Leeds Live it, Love it, or Welcome to Yorkshire
The Summer School runs for four weeks and comprises two 2-week blocks, running consecutively. Each 2-week module is worth 3 UMass (10 Leeds) credits so by completing the four-week program, you will receive 6 UMass (20 Leeds) credits. You must attend for the full four weeks. When you apply you will select one module from each block.
As a Leeds International Summer School student, you will live with other LISS students in Lyddon Hall, a charming Victorian residence on the University campus - you won’t have to get up early to go to class! You will have the privacy of your own room, but with shared kitchen, bathroom and dining facilities so that you can mix with the other LISS students.
Students find that living with each other is a great way to get to know people from all over the world when you’re not in class, and many make life-long friends. Cooking for yourself is a good way to keep costs down too. There’s ample cooking facilities in each spacious kitchen (cooker, microwave, toaster, fridge freezer, etc.), but if you don’t feel like cooking for yourself all the time you can purchase hot meals in the state-of-the-art Refectory just one minute’s walk away! There are lots of other catering outlets on campus too, so there’s plenty of choice.