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The last date to apply for the Leeds International Summer School 2020 in the UK is  1 May 2020.

Experience the vibrant, student-friendly city of Leeds and explore the rich history, culture and natural beauty of the area. The summer school combines world-class tuition with academic field trips. Leeds International Summer School also includes social activities and cultural excursions.

Next summer school will run from 4 July to 1 August 2020.

If you are unable to attend for the full summer school you have the opportunity to join the wider group for two weeks of the programme:

Block one will run 4 - 18 July 2020 or block two will run 19 July - 1 August 2020.

The Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks and comprises two modules, each lasting two weeks. Each module is worth 10 Leeds credits so by completing the four-week programme you will receive 20 Leeds credits, equivalent to six US or 10 ECTS credits.

Choose your modules

There is a choice of modules in each block. If you are applying for the full four-week programme you should select one module from block 1 and one module from block 2. If you are applying for the two-week programme you should select one module from your chosen block.


Arts and Humanities

  • Building Britain, 1700-1840: Industrial ‘Revolution’ or ‘Evolution’?

  • Creative Writing: Finding Voices

  • Introduction to Special Effects in Filmmaking

  • Music in Film

  • Philosophy of Mind and Ethics: Dilemmas and Thought Experiments

  • The English Country House: A Social History


  • Business and Cultural Awareness: Bridging the Gap

  • Management in Organisations: Theories, Techniques and Decision Making

Engineering and Science

  • Genetic Engineering and Genetically Modified Plants

  • Natural Sciences: Global Challenges and Scientific Skills

Politics and Social Sciences

  • The Path to Justice: Criminal Law and Legal Skills

  • Wealth and Poverty: The Making of the Modern World


Arts and Humanities

  • British Literature and the Brontës

  • Essentials of the Music Business

  • Comedy, Performance and British Culture

  • Introduction to Digital Photography


  • Entrepreneurship and Society: Ideas, Opportunities and Value Creation

  • Ethics for Business and Society

  • Equity Portfolio Management

Engineering and Science

  • Data Mining and Text Analytics

  • Physiology and Microbiology in Action: Exploring Respiratory Health

  • Sport, Nutrition and Outdoor Education

Politics and Social Sciences

  • Education in the Media

  • Global Challenges in the Anthropocene: Health, Food Security and Climate Change

  • Introduction to Psychology: Perception, Cognition and Emotion

Fees and scholarships

2020 programme fee:

  • Full 4-week programme: £3,240

  • 2-week programme (either block one or block two): £1,820

Leeds International Summer School is an all-inclusive programme. Included in the programme fee:

  • tuition

  • accommodation

  • breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday

  • module field trips

  • weekend excursions

  • social programme

  • sports centre membership

  • The cost of flights, insurance and visa is not included.

When you have received your acceptance letter you will be required to pay £300 of the programme fee as a non-refundable deposit to secure your place on the Leeds International Summer School. The remaining balance must be made in full by 8 May 2020 (non-refundable after this date).

Discounts available

Early application discount

Submit your application by 1 April 2020 to receive an early discount, reducing the 4-week programme fee to £3,090. The discounted early rate for students attending for two weeks (either block one or two) is £1,745.

Group discount

For institutions that wish to send a group of 10 students or more a group discount is available. Please contact for more details at summer@leeds.ac.uk.


If you have a GPA of 3.2 or above (or equivalent) then you are eligible to apply for one of 20 scholarships worth £500 to help pay for your fees. You can apply by completing the scholarship section of the summer school application form.

Please note you must attend both blocks of LISS (four weeks) and you must apply by the 1 April early application deadline to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

How to apply

Step 1: Register

You must register online to complete the LISS application form. We will use the email address that you register with to inform you of the outcome of your application.

Step 2: Complete the LISS application form

There are instructions on each page of the application form. If you are unsure about what to enter, please save your application up to that point and email us with your query.

Completing the form

The system times out after 10 minutes of inactivity so please have your information and supporting documents ready. You should save your application regularly.

You must complete all fields that are marked as required; this includes uploading the following supporting documents:

  • official transcript (in English) from your home university

  • supporting statement (outlining your reasons for applying to take part in LISS)

  • copy of your English Language Certificate and scores eg IELTS (only for non-native speakers from outside of Europe)

  • Once you have submitted your application form we will review it within three weeks and will contact you via email to inform you of the outcome of your application.


To be eligible to apply for our summer school you should:

  • have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 or equivalent

  • be enrolled at a university, or be a recent graduate

  • meet our English language requirements. We accept the following qualifications and these are the minimum requirements for non-native English speakers of non EU/EEA nationality:

  • IELTS 5.5 (5.5 overall with no component lower than 5.0)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 80 (80 overall, listening and reading: 18, speaking and writing: 19)

  • TOEIC (all four components are required) listening: 400, reading: 385, speaking: 160, writing: 150

  • Password Skills 5.5 (5.5 overall with no component lower than 5.0)

  • Other equivalent language test scores may also be considered, and students with extensive English language experience may be exempt

  • Non-native English speakers of EU/EEA nationality are expected to meet Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for languages.



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