Accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for all international students who apply before 1st July. 

We recomend Carlton Hill, Liberty Dock and Liberty Park residences.

  • Live with other creative students from Leeds College of Art
  • Live in shared flats, so you'll get to know more students from across all of our degree programmes
  • All our accommodation is well located
  • Our accommodation meets the high standards you expect
  • Our accommodation is safe and secure
  • Rent costs are reasonable

Liberty Park and Liberty Dock

Liberty Park and Liberty Dock are located in Leeds city centre. The accommodation is a mix of single study bedrooms arranged in 4, 5 and 6-bed flats and studio flats.

  • Fitted to a high standard 
  • En-suite shower, toilet and washbasin
  • Telephone and data points for high-speed internet access.
  • Furniture includes a bed, wardrobe, desk, chair and bedside shelves.

Single study bedrooms share a high-quality fitted kitchen and living area; studio flats are self-contained.

Rooms are available from mid-August until the end of June for a total of 44 weeks, and the cost includes all utility bills, personal contents insurance and internet access. 

Rent costs under Leeds College of Art nominations are approximately £122 per week inclusive of utility bills as well as internet and en-suite with a deposit of £200 required.

See what our students think about their accommodation!

Carlton Hill

Carlton Hill is centrally located 8 mins walk from the College and consists of 51 self-contained flats and town houses, each with their own front door.  There is a specific room allocation for Leeds College of Art students.

Rent for Carlton Hill is approximately £115 per week with a deposit of £225 required.

Accommodation allocation 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will receive information regarding booking your accommodation via an email headed ‘Your offer at Leeds College of Art’. Please follow the link to book accommodation.

A deposit will be required by the accommodation provider to confirm your booking.

If your visa application is unsuccessful please be aware that the deposit may not be refundable, this is at the discretion of the accommodation provider.

If you would like to consider alternative accommodation options, for example, a shared house, please see here for more information.

As an international student you may require a little extra help. Our International Office and Student Welfare Team offer information, advice, support and guidance on a variety of issues, including:

  • Immigration procedures
  • Travelling to the UK
  • Accommodation in Leeds
  • Financial matters
  • Police registration
  • Health and insurance
  • Working in the UK

Please also look at the link to the UK Visas and Immigration website which gives in depth information on making your visa application. When you have accepted your offer of a place for study, we will be in touch to advise and assist you with this process.

How we can help

Our Student Welfare Team will provide you with a 'welcome pack' which contains information about setting up a bank account, what to do if you are ill, working in the UK, and much more. You might also want to access the UKCISA UK Council for International Student Affairs website which provides useful advice for international students.

Tips & Guidance

Getting to know people

Throughout the year we hold events for international students, and of course you will make your own friends through your course. If, at any point during your time with us, you have any problems (whether they are related to your studies, career or personal life) our Student Welfare Team can offer support and guidance.

What might be different?

At Leeds College of Art you may be surprised by the informality. In this relaxed atmosphere, members of staff enjoy being approached by students and participating in conversation, whether or not it is directly related to academic work.

Attitudes towards work may be different from those you are used to. Some international students are accustomed to greater and more specific direction in their working day - perhaps with a greater emphasis on skills and knowledge than on thinking and problem-solving. In the UK, after the tutors have presented the subject or the brief, the students are often left to conduct deeper research and study on their own, using the written brief and reading lists. It may take you a little while to adjust, but you’ll soon get used to it – and the tutors are there to help.

Creating Confidence

This guide is designed to help international students prepare for their stay in the UK - Creating Confidence

Arriving in the UK

Click here to read the UK Border Force's top ten tips for student arriving in the UK.

Prepare for success

Prepare for Success is an interactive web learning tool for international students coming to the UK to study. It contains learning resources to help you find out about academic life in the UK, the skills needed for effective study and improving your English language ability.

 

FAQs

Your induction programme

You’ll be welcomed by the Principal and you’ll meet your tutors and other students on your course. You’ll meet the Student Advice Team and your English-language tutor, and you’ll be shown the libraries and computer suites.

Your welcome programme

The Student Advice Team organises a welcome programme which will provide you with important information about living and studying in Leeds, helps you to meet key members of staff, and gives you the opportunity to meet other students here.

During your induction period, a tour of Leeds will be organised for you. This includes the main sights in the city centre: the art galleries and museums, the main shopping areas (including Leeds' long-established markets), and where many of the banks are. 

Our welcome buffet gives you the opportunity to meet some of the staff at the College, and helps to make you aware of the opportunities of being a student in Leeds. It is also a great time for you to meet other overseas students who are new to the College, and also those who are in their second and third years.

 

Language support

All international students are offered English language support, which is included in your tuition fees. A qualified tutor will support you with written assignments, tuition in English language, and preparation for the IELTS examination.

Sheila Hirst
English Language Tutor
Sheila.hirst@leeds-art.ac.uk

Events throughout the year

The International Office will organise events throughout the year including orientation events,a celebration event at Christmas plus day trips to local places of interest!