University of Leeds International Summer School (LISS) offers the opportunity to study at the University of Leeds and immerse yourself in British culture as part of an exciting four-week program. 

Taking advantage of the vibrant, student-friendly city of Leeds, and the rich history, culture and natural beauty of the area, the summer school combines world-class tuition with local knowledge, academic-related field trips, and a wide variety of social activities. 

Fields of study

  • History
  • Writing
  • Film, Media & TV
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Literature
  • Drama
  • Business administration
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Biological sciences
  • Exercise science 
  • Nutirtion science
  • Political science
  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Food science
  • Earth science

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Have a look at all the LISS program has to offer!

A limited number of Leeds Administrative Fee Scholarships are available for Winter 2020. See 'Financial information' tab for details. 

Credit Equivalent 

10 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 20 Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the host program for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the short-term experience eligibility criteria and the Leeds entry requirements

This is a competitive program and students must obtain credit in order to participate in this program. Students will be selected via an internal UQ selection committee, as well as an internal Leeds evaluation. 

Block 2 of this program impacts on UQ semester 2 dates, UQ students must there meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates. 

Apply to UQ Abroad 

*Applicants will be nominated to Leeds by UQ Abroad once their application is assessed and submitted. Leeds will contact applicants directly with their application information.

UQ students are able to complete a variety of courses within one of the following blocks:

Block 1
  • Start date: 04 July 2020
  • End date: 18 July 2020
Block 2
  • Start date: 19 July 2020
  • End date: 01 August 2020
Blocks 1 & 2
  • Start date: 04 July 2020
  • End date: 01 August 2020

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website


Tuition is paid to UQ. Additional program fees (approximately $1,900 - $3,000AUD) are paid directly to Leeds and include accommodation, some meals, academic field trips, cultural excursions and a social programme. 

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.

Leeds Administrative Fee Scholarships

For 2020, Leeds is offering several scholarships to cover their administrative program fees (approximately $1,900 - $3,000 AUD) which includes accommodation, some meals and the social program. Applicants will be selected by an internal UQ selection panel on the basis of GPA and academic progression. Applicants must submit a completed application to UQ by March 10 and will be notified by late-March if they have been selected for this funding. 


Accommodation is included in the program fee.

For more information regarding accommodation, visit the host university website.

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

Leeds Course BEL Faculty Assessment
LISS1314 Business and Cultural Awareness: Bridging the Gap  Approved for #2 level 2 BBusMan Group 3 elective course
LISS1013 Entrepreneurship and Society: Ideas, Opportunities and Value Creation Approved for #2 level 2 BBusMan Group 3 elective course

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 01 May 2020

Program Dates

Program dates vary - See Courses tab

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Exchange
Location: Leeds, England 
Credit: For-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

UQ Abroad Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.