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University of Leeds

  • Details and Cost

    About the Program

    The University of Leeds is an international university, with students and staff coming together from over 151 countries. Located in Yorkshire, England, Leeds is approximately 2 hours from London and 3 hours from Edinburgh. Students are welcomed by a friendly campus and a vibrant university culture.

    The Leeds International Summer School (LISS) is academically stimulating and challenging, as well as being a life-enhancing opportunity. LISS offers students the chance to experience the UK education system and immerse themselves in genuine British culture, in one of the best student cities in the UK, alongside fellow international students.

    The Leeds International Summer program includes lots of fantastic excursions (including a weekend in London!), field trips, and socials that will help you make the most of your time in Yorkshire and the UK. All academic modules include a field trip.  

    • Visit historic country mansions and old English towns and cities
    • Be inspired by the dramatic landscapes that influenced the Brontë sisters
    • Get active in the Yorkshire countryside, go climbing and learn new outdoor skills
    • Learn to bridge the gap between different cultures and do Business effectively across the globe
    • Visit the scene of 16th and 17th century witch-hunts and magic
    • Meet local entrepreneurs and develop your own creative and innovative expertise
    • Explore the region’s contribution to Britain’s Industrial Revolution
    • Develop your understanding of renewable energy systems or design and build a robot
    • Challenge your understanding of law and take part in practical legal activities and debates
    • Discover music in film from the ‘Golden Age’ of Hollywood to the innovative sound of ‘New Hollywood’
    • ...and much more!

    Location Leeds, England
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates July 1st - 29th, 2023 
    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Dormitory Style Housing
    Additional Information A Partner University program is a study abroad experience where students are nominated/accepted by Stony Brook University, and enroll at a partner institution. In most cases SBU faculty or staff are NOT traveling with participants.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    GPA 2.8
    Application Deadline March 1Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    The Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks and comprises two modules, each lasting two weeks.  Each module is worth 3 credits. You must attend the full four weeks.

    *There is a choice of modules in each block - you will select one module from each block for a total of 6 credits.

    **email for Stony Brook SBC equivalency approvals.

    Academic Policies

    • This is a partner university program. Applications must be submitted to Stony Brook University first. Information regarding the next steps in the process will be distributed to students who have received formal nominations by their International Programs Coordinator.
    • Grades earned in a Partner University program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.
    • Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.
    • All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will receive GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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