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! 

South African students interested in pursuing a career in the fashion industry might be eligible for a bursary

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 National Senior Certificate 

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

 

Undergraduate Degrees

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

  • Successful completion of the National Senior Certificate with Matriculation with a minimum of five subjects, mostly at Grade 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