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 studying here!

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:

  • The Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole/Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring - Overall Pass 

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

  • A short portfolio (application images) that shows your interest and ability in art, design and/or technology

  • An academic reference to support your application from an academic teacher, tutor or counsellor

 

Undergraduate Degrees

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

The Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole/Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring with an overall grade of 4. Opplæring certificates that grant access to higher education should include the phrase 'oppnådd generell studiekompetanse'.

You will also need:

  • Evidence of your English Language ability equivalent to IELTS 5.5 with no component less than 5.5, or a minimum score of 3 in Vitnemål English Language.

  • A short portfolio (application images) 

  • A reference to support your application from an academic teacher, tutor or counsellor 

*IELTS is not required for entry to any course if you have obtained a minimum Grade 3 in English Language as part of the Vitnemål. Please see English Language for details of accepted qualifications.

 

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