How to apply
Your online application
All undergraduate students apply to the University via the UCAS website.
We strongly advise that you read the UCAS 'Apply- guided tour' information available on the UCAS website before you begin your online application.
We consider applications on an individual basis and, in most cases, will be able to make you an offer based on the information in your UCAS form, particularly your academic achievements, your personal statement, your referee's comments and your predicted exam results.
Students at a school or college registered with UCAS (including all UK schools)
Fill in an online application and submit it to a member of staff at your school. They will then check it, add an academic reference and submit it online to UCAS. You have to pay online using a credit card or debit card. You may also be able to pay through your school or college.
Independent applicants in the UK
You are responsible for paying the correct application fee, for obtaining and attaching the academic reference and for submitting the completed application online to UCAS.
International applicants (EU and worldwide)
Unless your school or college is registered with UCAS, you must apply online independently. You can get advice from British Council offices and other centres overseas, such as your school or college. You are responsible for paying the correct application fee, for obtaining and attaching the academic reference and for submitting the completed application online to UCAS.
Direct entry to second year
If you have passed a course similar or equivalent to our first year, we may accept you directly onto the second year of one of our programmes.
Applications from mature students (over 21 years old) are welcome. Most mature students apply having taken Access or Foundation courses. We encourage you to talk to the Admissions Office before you apply.
Lifelong Learning Centre
The University of Leeds provides specialist support, services and more information about programmes available to mature undergraduate part-time and full-time students through The Lifelong Learning Centre. For more information about School of Politics and International Studies courses for mature students, see LifeLong Learning Centre: Politics courses.