About the University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is one of the most distinguished universities in the country, offering a range of courses and facilities, which can be equaled by few institutions in Britain. Leeds students are drawn from many countries and it is proud to boast that there are very few countries in the world without at least one Leeds graduate. In the last national research review, 23 of the departments at Leeds were rated nationally as being in the top 10 in their subject area. This reinforced Leeds' place in the UK's top ten research universities. The University is situated on a single campus close to the center of the city with buildings whose different styles reflect its major periods of growth during the twentieth century.
Visit the university website at: http://www.leeds.ac.uk
Take a look at the University of Leeds timeline.pdf.
Leeds is a gateway to the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales, East Coast and the Yorkshire Moors. It's located around 2 hours by train away from London and Edinburgh. Leeds has become one of the most vibrant and fastest growing cities in the UK, with over 50,000 students coming to Leeds for a quality educational experience. It is a big enough city to have all the amenities students enjoy in a city, but small enough to get around easily, with excellent public transport. There are three national parks within easy reach of the city as well, so you have the chance to get out into the countryside.
Visit the city's website at: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/
The University of Leeds Program offers you the opportunity to:
- Live and study in one of the world's most rewarding and cosmopolitan environments,
- Receive instruction in small classes, seminars, and tutorials from members of the faculty of Leeds,
- Improve your writing and research skills,
- Have total integration with students from Leeds as well as international students.
Your experience on the University of Leeds Program will:
- Integrate you into British society and the British educational system,
- Make you a better student,
- Expand your outlook on the world,
- Build your self-esteem and self-confidence,
- Greatly enhance your career prospects.
At the University of Leeds you will:
- Live with British students in one of the university's halls of residence,
- Receive a comprehensive on-site orientation to study at Leeds that will maximize the benefits of your semester/year of study,
- Enjoy the security of a complete package of academic and non-academic support services provided by the International Office at the University of Leeds and Brockport,
- Be able to join in on the global café event on Mondays as well as Global Saturdays, which are day trips to places of interest around the country.
NOTE: US Citizens do need a visa in order to study in the UK. After being accepted to the program, Brockport will help guide you through the application process. For information about the process, visit our UK Visa page
Housing & Orientation
Participants in Brockport's Program at the University of Leeds will be offered on-campus housing by the Accommodation Office at the University of Leeds if they apply by the deadline.
Participants will usually be offered a choice of halls. Traditional-style residence hall accommodation will be in a single-study bedroom. The other choice is self-contained University-owned apartments, which consist of a single-study bedroom, each apartment having its own kitchen with en suite bathroom facilities. It is our expectation that many of the meals will be prepared in the accommodations at Leeds. The University has several on-campus dining rooms (ranging from cafeteria-style, self-service restaurants to sit-down, full-service restaurants), and it is expected that a significant number of the meals not prepared by participants or eaten in hall will be eaten in these.
An Orientation Program (conducted by the University of Leeds Study Abroad Office) is a compulsory part of each semester's program, and is mandatory for participants in the Brockport University of Leeds Program. Students will be expected to arrive in England in time to begin their studies with this Orientation Program. Shortly after the conclusion of the Orientation Program, participants will begin their academic course work. Participants will have selected and received approval for their selection of courses (with advisement) prior to their departure.
Fees for the Brockport's University of Leeds, England Program
Budget Sheet for Undergrad Program (Spring 2020)
Budget Sheet for Undergrad Program (Fall 2019)
$4,915.26 (Estimated NYS Resident Exchange Cost);
$9,565.26 (Estimated Non-NYS Resident Exchange Cost)
(Est. NYS Resident Exchange Cost)
(Est. Non-NYS Resident Exchange Cost)
- TUITION (at Brockport and at the University of Leeds)
- Program acceptance fee
- Pre-departure orientation materials
- On-site orientation upon arrival at the University of Leeds
- Leeds Study Abroad Office Services
- Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
- SUNY International Health Insurance*
- Various campus-specific fees (college fee, technology fee, etc.)**
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Airfare to and from England
- Travel while in England
- Meals (if in self-catered housing)
- Personal Expenses
As a very rough guide, a participant in the Brockport University of Leeds Program will need around £500 to £600 per month to pay for daily local travel, textbooks and other school supplies, entertainment, meals and other necessities.
Note: We strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to cover loss of luggage, cancelled/missed flights, missed/cancelled program, etc. In the event that you cannot attend a program (for example, with a medical emergency or U.S. State Department Travel Warning), such insurance can cover loss of program fees resulting from a cancelled program.
Financial aid applies towards fees. Please be sure to check with the Financial Aid Office at your home school. If applying or receiving financial aid, you will need to give the Financial Aid Office (at your home school) a copy of your acceptance letter and budget sheet.
* The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.
** Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
The cost (and items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates. Final budget sheets will be mailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance.
The website: http://webprod1.leeds.ac.uk/banner/modulesearch.asp?T=S&L=UG enables you to see the classes available at Leeds, when searching check the box 'search by incoming study abroad'. Please note that, as the website indicates, there are restrictions and requirements for some classes, and not every class is offered every semester.
Participants in the Brockport University of Leeds Program will normally earn four credit hours for each course successfully completed at the University of Leeds, for a maximum of sixteen credits per semester.
Participants in the Brockport University of Leeds Program will select (prior to departure) four courses from the more than 900 courses available to study abroad students at the University of Leeds. All instruction in the Brockport University of Leeds Program is by University of Leeds faculty.
Participants in the Brockport University of Leeds Program are examined in the same manner (and to the same standard) as their British counterparts and classmates. The majority of classes in which they will enroll are examined formally at the end of the semester and in order to be awarded credit, participants must take--and pass-- the examination at the end of the study period in question.
A typical academic program will consist of fifteen or sixteen credit hours of coursework (earned in four four-credit hour courses). All credits earned in the Brockport University of Leeds Program will be counted towards Brockport undergraduate degree requirements for graduation. Non-SUNY students and students who wish to use these credits for their academic major and/or minor should consult with their home campus academic departments prior to participation. Letter grades for the courses taken will be transmitted to the participant's home campus registrar's office via the SUNY transcript supplement at the conclusion of the semester.
A Special Note About Fall Study:
Many universities in the UK traditionally conclude their fall courses after the Christmas break with a final examination period in January. We are pleased to note that Brockport and the University of Leeds have an agreement which allows for SUNY students to avoid the inconveniences that may be caused by having their fall study abroad coursework run over into the spring semester at their home campus. Students participating in the Brockport program will have two options:
1. Take only the modules (courses) that are listed as "assessment only" so that they will be able to finalize their studies in Leeds before leaving at Christmas. Each module description lists the assessment method and care should be taken while selecting the modules that you would like to take in the fall in conjunction with the advising staff in the Office of International Education at Brockport;
2. Semester 1 students are eligible to take their exam overseas, but only if you absolutely cannot return to Leeds for the January exam period. However, not all exams are suitable to be taken overseas. It is possible to arrange to take your examinations in January on your SUNY (or home) campus. This option requires an additional fee of 50 pounds and students must formally apply to the Exams Office at Leeds before the mid-October deadline.
View a list of the possible academic subjects offered by the University of Leeds as well as all of Brockport's university programs in England, here: Academic Subjects- Programs in England.pdf
Fall 2019: September 18th, 2019 - December 13th, 2019
*Please note: The semester exams are taken in January. Please read the "Special Note About Fall Study" in the "Courses" section above.
Spring 2020 (est.): January 23, 2020 - June 6, 2020
Important note: Please do not book your travel arrangements until you have received the official Travel Memo from your program advisor.