We are delighted that you are considering studying with us!

With over 200 international students representing nearly 70 different nationalities, students enjoy a diverse, close-knit community in a creative atmosphere where anything feels possible. 

Read our international student profiles to find out more about them!

If you need any assistance please don't hesitate to contact Leeds Arts University directly at international@leeds-art.ac.uk.

Entry Requirements

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

  • Successful completion of the Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate of all Australian territories 

You will also need:

  • A reference to support your application from an academic teacher, tutor, or counsellor 
  • A short portfolio (application images) to demonstrate your interest and ability in art, design, and/or technology

Undergraduate Degrees

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

Successful completion of the Senior Secondary School Certificate as follows:

  • Australia Capital Territory Senior Secondary Certificate 
  • New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC)
  • Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCET
  • Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
  • South Australia Certificate of Education (SACE)
  • Tasmania Certificate of Education (TCE)
  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) 
  • Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE) 

You will also need:

  • A reference to support your application from an academic teacher, tutor or counsellor 
  • A short portfolio (application images) 


Applicants for BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance will also need:

  • Pass a Leeds Arts University digital audition in the year prior to entry demonstrating a high level of performing ability – equivalent to ABRSM/Rockschool/Trinity Grade 8.

  • Your Grade 5 Theory will be assessed through your practical performance of an original song, instrumental composition, or arrangement of an existing song that has been uploaded to a suitable video sharing platform (YouTube, Vimeo or Weibo) for remote review. Depending on the outcome, the requirement for a formal Grade 5 Music Theory qualification may be waived.

English Language Requirements 

If you are an Australian Passport holder, you do not need to prove your level of English for Visa application purposes. If you hold a different passport, you can prove you level of English with the below Australian qualifications: 

  • Australian Capital Territory Year 10 Certificate - C or above

  • Year 10 School Certificate - C or above

  • Year 10 Certificate - SA or above 

  • English in South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) - Pass 

  • Tasmanian Certificate of Education - SA or above 

  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) - SA or above in English 

  • Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE) - C or above in English

Postgraduate Degrees

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

  • An undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent in a subject related to your proposed course of study or;

  • A degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma /professional qualification

You will also need:

  • One reference to support your application from an academic or a creative practitioner

  • A short portfolio (application images) 

Applicants who hold a degree from another discipline or have experiential learning in lieu of a degree that can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills may also be considered for entry using our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.