We understand the importance of finding the right living environment to help you settle in, study effectively and enjoy a good social life. We believe University accommodation offers unrivalled value for money, but some postgraduate students may prefer to rent private accommodation. Private accommodation can sometimes be cheaper and can be a good option for some postgraduates.
There is a wide variety of private rented housing in Leeds, the service UNIPOL provides advice and accommodation details.
Unipol also offer a guide to the different areas in Leeds, to help you decide where to live.
Overseas postgraduates: our guarantee
New international postgraduates paying fees at the full international rate have a guaranteed place in University accommodation during their first year, subject to certain conditions. More information is available from the University Accommodation Office.
If living in the UK is new for you you might also find it useful to take a look at What to expect in student accommodation.
The University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is one of the most popular universities in the UK, with a longstanding international reputation for both its teaching and research. Leeds is at the forefront of innovation and is amongst the top universities for research in the UK, acknowledged as a centre of excellence in many disciplines. We have over 30,000 students from around 130 countries taking some 700 undergraduate and 474 postgraduate degree programmes.
As a Leeds student you will be offered high-quality teaching and learning in an environment where many of the academic staff are leaders in their field, where staff are excited about their subject and committed to sharing their passion with students, motivating them to develop their full potential and become confident, independent thinkers.
What is the Student Union like?
Leeds has one of the largest student unions in the country. Leeds University Union exists to represent, support and entertain students throughout their student years.
LUU has more student activities than any other union in the UK - over 200 student-run societies including sports groups, departmental groups, performance groups, faith groups, political groups, volunteering groups and general interest groups - to name but a few !
The Union building is located at the heart of the campus. As well as providing award-winning bars and nightclubs, it has shops and a supermarket, a bookshop, insurance and advice services. See the Union website for more information about the Union and its societies.
The University of Leeds Students' Union was recognised as the "Number One Students' Union in the UK" in the NUS Awards 2009.
Located at the heart of the UK, Leeds is the modern capital of the Yorkshire and Humber region. A vibrant and cosmopolitan city, it has been voted the UK's most popular student city and is home to over 750,000 people. It has a thriving economy and many students who come to study stay on to work in the city after graduation.
Leeds is unrivalled in the north of England as a major centre for the arts, sport, leisure, entertainment and nightlife. It has all you would expect from a major city.
Plus it has easy access to the great outdoors. From the Yorkshire Dales to the dramatic coastline there's a whole world to discover in Yorkshire. Explore the countryside or visit towns and places of historical interest.
These are exciting times for physical activity and sport at the University of Leeds. The Edge, our brand new 25m, 8 lane swimming pool and a 200 station health and fitness centre opened in 2010. Take a virtual tour of The Edge facilities...
This is in addition to the fantastic facilities already available, which include:
5 multi-use sports halls, 7 floodlit hockey pitches, 5-a-side football courts, 32 grass pitches, 2 outdoor centres (Lake District and Yorshire Dales), floodlit synthetic pitch, fitness suite, 6 floodlit tennis courts, climbing wall, 10 squash courts, strength & conditioning room, 5 cricket squares, table tennis room and a dance studio.
The University and the Students Union provide excellent opportunities to keep healthy whether you want to participate for fun, at club level or elite level. There are over 60 Union sports clubs to join ranging from cycling to sub aqua and basketball to sailing.