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!

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 Maturity Certificate [Federal or Cantonal] / Maturitätszeugnis (German speaking cantons) / Certificate de Maturité or Baccalauréat (French speaking Cantons) / Attestato di Maturità (Italian speaking Canton) or Fachmaturität / Maturité Specialise / Attestato di Maturità Specializzata with a score of 3 (or the equivalent of 72 UCAS Tariff Points)

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:

  • Successful completion of the Maturity Certificate [Federal or Cantonal] / Maturitätszeugnis (German speaking cantons) / Certificate de Maturité or Baccalauréat (French speaking Cantons) / Attestato di Maturità (Italian speaking Canton) or Fachmaturität / Maturité Specialise / Attestato di Maturità Specializzata with a score of 4.5 (or the equivalent of 112 UCAS Tariff Points)

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 OR a score of 2 higher in English in the Matura / Reifeprüfung. 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.