We are delighted that you are considering studying with us!

With over 200 international students representing nearly 70 different nationalities, our 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.

 

Representatives in Kazakhstan

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

M&K Study Centre

40/1 Baiseitova str., Almaty 050013,

Kazakhstan

Tel: +77010822242

Email: marzhan.muratkyzy@mks.com.kz
www.mks.kz

Entry requirements

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

  • Successful completion of the ‘Certificate of Completed Secondary Education’ (Attestat o srednem obrazovami / Svidetel'stvo o srednem obrazovanii).

You will also need:

  • SELT IELTS for UKVI: Overall score of 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). Please see English Language for more details
  • One reference to support your application from an academic teacher, tutor or counsellor
  • A short portfolio (application images) that shows your interest and ability in art, design and/or technology

 

Undergraduate Degrees

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

  • The Certificate of Completed Secondary Education in Kazakhstan PLUS an additional course, such as our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, or other comparable qualification
  • OR, a minimum of one year of a Bachelors degree (Bakalavr) OR Specialist diploma studied at a recognised university Kazakhstan, achieving an average grade of at least 3.5 

You will also need:

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

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.

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:

  • Evidence of your English Language ability equivalent to IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5. Please see English Language for details of accepted qualifications
  • A short portfolio (application images) 
  • One reference to support your application from an academic or a creative practitioner

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.