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We invite you to study abroad with API at the University of Leeds, one of the U.K.'s most popular institutions, offering a wide array of classes across a multitude of disciplines. This prestigious university, renowned for its high quality academics, has also earned the Triple Crown of Business Accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS). The expansive course catalog means students of almost any major can find classes to help keep on track to graduate on time!

Enroll in classes alongside British and international students, earn valuable credit toward your degree, and explore this charming English city known for its active lifestyle, its vibrant arts and music scene, and for its commitment to social tolerance and to environmental conservation and sustainability.

What's Included?


Pre Departure Services


APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking


On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation


Resident Director


Medical and Life Insurance


Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Transit Pass

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation


Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Program of study statement
  • Official transcript
  • Entry Requirements: Valid passport with supporting documentation for stays under 6 months or valid passport with student visa for stays over 6 months
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 22, 2024 - Jun 9, 2024 $27,500 Oct 15, 2023 No Extension Nov 14, 2023

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Leeds programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Scarborough

    Scarborough is one of the UK’s oldest seaside towns and has been a popular tourist resort since the 1600s! Students will explore Scarborough Castle, the site of which has defended the Yorkshire coast for more than 2,500 years, before wandering down to the beach to enjoy fresh fish and chips, ice cream, the game arcades and beautiful scenery!

  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, is one of the greenest and most beautiful cities in Europe, attested to by the 2 million visitors it receives each year. It is built on a jumble of hills and valleys and has an extinct volcano 823 feet high in the heart of the city. This volcano is known as Arthur’s Seat and it is possible for the more active to climb to the summit, from which the views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside are spectacular. One of the city's most distinctive and most visited landmarks is Edinburgh Castle, perched high up in the city centre on the craggy remains of another extinct volcano. It was believed to have been the site of an Iron Age fort. It is still in use by the British army. From The Castle, The Royal Mile leads down past many medieval buildings to the new Scottish Parliament. Next to Parliament is the Palace of Holyrood House, which is the Queen's Scottish residence and the scene of royal garden parties in the Summer. It was also home to the infamous Mary Queen of Scots. and welcomes visitors to tread in the steps of the royals.

  • York

    York is a charming city that retains the feel of a medieval English town with its winding cobbled streets spreading out within the original medieval city walls. From almost everywhere in York one can see York Minster, the oldest Gothic cathedral in Britain, erected between 1220 and 1470.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester

Students who choose to study abroad in Leeds with API at the University of Leeds will choose from a wide range of undergraduate classes open to British and international students.


The fall semester at the University of Leeds runs through January. If the academic calendar at a student’s home institution requires them to begin their spring term in early January, they may have the option of taking classes allowing a December return (like most U.S. fall quarters/semesters). Students may also have the opportunity to complete fall exams upon their return home.


The University of Leeds issues all official transcripts at the end of the academic year in July only. Exam results from the fall term will remain provisional until external exam board meetings in June/July. Students completing the fall term only in Leeds will also receive a provisional transcript from the University of Leeds approximately 2-3 months after the end of the program.

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    Stephanni Greenan

    Stephanni Greenan will be your Program Coordinator and will help you prepare to go abroad!


Click Here to Find Classes


***Be sure to check the box for ‘search by incoming study abroad’ so that courses that are not open to study abroad students do NOT appear. Please note that modules available to study abroad students are always identified within the module catalog by ‘isa’.


It is VERY important to follow the University of Leeds Study Abroad Guidance Page when choosing courses.

The complete guide can be found at the link above, but the following is a short synopsis:

  • Module Level

    • Make sure you have covered the content of any pre-requisite modules listed in the module catalog.

    • For students wishing to step outside their main area of study to develop new skills and knowledge, Discovery Modules are a great way to dive into personal interests in the classroom, and enhance employability!

  • When the module is taught

    • The module selection may vary, and no module is guaranteed.

    • Please note that it is important to pay close attention to class times in order to avoid scheduling conflicts. We typically suggest that students get as many courses as possible approved so that later in the course registration process if there are clashes, closures, or cancellations, students have alternates in mind.

    • The University of Leeds system may or may not indicate timetable clashes, so it is each student’s responsibility to monitor their schedule choices. You may also click on the timetable option when you are in a course description to see the times of classes.

  • How many modules to select

    • A full-time workload at Leeds is generally around 60 British credits per semester, (or approximately 30 ECTS, or 15 U.S. semester credits). As modules (courses) at the University of Leeds can equate to varying amounts of U.S. credit hours, all students should verify that they will complete the required amount of credit for their home university upon their arrival.

    • It is advised that students choose at least one alternate for every module selected for pre-approval from their home university, to ensure that they have a full course load should there be any cancellations, time conflicts, etc. Students usually complete 3-4 modules per term, each valued at 10 – 20 British credits.

  • Subject area of the module and restrictions

    • Please read carefully through the school-specific module guidance while choosing modules, which can be found HERE.

    • Some modules may require additional fees for labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost.

If you have any questions while looking at the course schedule or filling out your application, please call the API office at (800) 844-4124.


Please note that the fall semester at the University of Leeds typically runs through January, however API students have the option of taking their Leeds final exams in the U.S. if the fall exam schedule conflicts with the start of spring classes at their home university! Contact your Program Manager for further details on this option.

Students can also take classes which allow a December return with no final exam. In this case, students should look for ‘Semester 1’ courses, and then scroll down for each course of interest to the section on the syllabus marked ‘Method of Assessment.’ If the Method of Assessment does not indicate an exam, the student should be able to finish coursework in December and return home as per a regular U.S. fall semester term.

  • Classes taught in English
  • Triple business school accreditation: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS
  • Russell Group member (the U.K.'s "Ivy League")
  • Wide course selection
  • Leeds “Buddy” system – connects local students with API students

API semester students in Leeds live in University of Leeds student accommodation at Lupton Residences in Headingley. Each API student is placed in a single room, typically within a co-ed flat or on a co-ed floor, with approximately five other students. This housing, in particular, provides a quintessentially British experience, as students are placed with British flatmates! Apartments usually include a common eat-in kitchen, as well as a shared bathroom. Housing in the period between fall and spring terms is included for academic year students. Bedding packs are included, however, towels and crockery/cutlery will not be provided. Students also have access to the gym facilities on campus, which are included in the program fee.

Headingly is located at about a 20-minute bus ride and about a 35 to 45-minute walk from campus, depending on pace. It is a popular student district, offering a variety of cafes, shops, and restaurants.

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