We are delighted that you are considering studying with us!

There are many international students enrolled at Leeds Arts University from all across Europe, including from the Netherlands.

Read our international student profiles to find out more about our fantastic international student community.

Please note that from January 2021 onwards, most students from EU countries will require a visa to study in the UK. Please find more information on student visas on our website here.

If you need any assistance with your application, please don’t hesitate to contact us at international@leeds-art.ac.uk.

 

Entry Requirements

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

  • Successful completion of the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B) diploma with a grade of at least 5/ 10 or ‘Voldoende’

You will also need:

 Please see English Language for more details

  • 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

Portfolio:

A strong portfolio/audition is required for all courses. For course-specific portfolio advice, please visit this page of our website.

Undergraduate Degrees

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

  • Successful completion of the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B) diploma with a grade of at least 6.5 / 10 or ‘Ruim voldoende’

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 OR grade 7 or above in English in the Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) Diploma 
  • 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.