We are delighted that you are considering studying with us!

There are many international students at Leeds Arts University, including from Japan and and other East Asian countries.

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.


Representatives in Japan

We currently work with the following educational representatives who can provide face-to-face support with your application.


SI-UK Japan

3rd Floor Takagi Bldg, 2-15-14,
Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku,
Tokyo 141-0021
Tel: +81 3 5272 9143
Email: tokyo@ukeducation.jp


2F Nissei Building East,
2-2-13 Shibata, Kita-ku,
Osaka 530-0012
Tel: +81 6 6147 5681
Email: osaka@ukeducation.jp

Japan College of Foreign Languages

Japan College of Foreign Languages

1 Chome-5-16 Shimoochiai

Shinjuku City

Tokyo 161-0033


Email: world@dream.jcfl.ac.jp


beo Tokyo 

5th floor Forecast Shinjuku South Bldg,
4-3-17 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo, 160-0022 Japan

Tel: 81(0) 3 5367 3315
Email: study@beo.jp


beo Osaka 

3rd floor Inoi Building 2
2-9-19 Shibata, Kita-ku
Osaka, 530-0012, Japan

Tel: 81(0) 6 6371 1116 Fax: 81(0) 6 6371 1165
Email: osaka@beo.jp

Entry Requirements


A strong portfolio/audition is required for all courses.

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Successful completion of the 高等学校卒業証書 (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho - Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Plus IELTS for UKVI 5.0 with no component below 4.5 (IELTS for UKVI is the only test accepted by UK Visas & Immigration for entry to Further Education courses)


Undergraduate Degrees

Students completing the 高等学校卒業証書 (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho - Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) will need to take an additional course before applying for an undergraduate degree at Leeds Arts University. This will usually be achieved by completing a recognised foundation course, such as our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, or other comparable qualification.

Plus evidence of your English Language ability equivalent to IELTS 5.5 with no component less than 5.5. Please see English Language for details of accepted qualifications.

Postgraduate Degrees

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution, normally in a relevant subject or a relevant professional qualification at an equivalent level, supported by a portfolio of work.

Candidates holding other academic qualifications will also be considered for admission provided they have substantial relevant professional experience and a portfolio of work.

For MA Creative Practice please include a proposal with your application outlining the area of practice you wish to develop, what you hope to achieve, a bibliography of books and resources you intend to use and the facilities and support you believe you will need.

Plus evidence of your English Language ability equivalent to IELTS 6.0