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 two- or 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. 

Join an online information session to learn about Leeds International Summer School (LISS).

These sessions are an opportunity for you to learn all about LISS, the University of Leeds and the vibrant city of Leeds. Hear about how to apply and have the chance to ask questions and chat with the LISS team.

The information sessions will be delivered online via Teams. Multiple information sessions are available throughout October to April. 

Further Information

Fields of study

  • Arts
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Data Mining
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Film
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Leadership
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Polics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Science

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

Credit equivalent 

10 Leeds Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 20 Credits are successfully completed across two blocks (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 the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

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

This experience requires a minimum UQ GPA of 4.5. 

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

Applicants must apply to Global Experiences by 14 April 2024 and should upload the following documents to their online application under the Additional Documentation file upload:

  • Supporting statement (500–1,000 word brief essay outlining your reasons for applying to LISS)
  • Official academic transcript from your home university (in English)
  • Copy of your English language certificate or proof that you are taught in English at your home university (if required – please see the minimum English language requirements section of this page for more information)

Successful applicants will be nominated to the University of Leeds by UQ following the application deadline. Selected students will be required to submit an online registration to the University directly.

Apply to UQ 



The participation mode of this experience is Exchange. Therefore, tuition is paid to UQ and can be deferred to HECS if eligible. Students are responsible for non-tuition costs associated with the program of approximately AUD $2,250 - $3,750, which includes accommodation, breakfast and lunch, module field trips, weekend excursions, social activities and the Edge sports centre premium membership. 

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


Accommodation is included in the program fee. For more information regarding accommodation, visit the host university website.


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the  Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


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.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024

Program Dates

Block 1
Start: 29 June 2024
End: 13 July 2024

Block 2
Start: 14 July 2024
End: 27 July 2024*

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Exchange
Location: Leeds, England (In-person)
Credit: For-credit
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. 

Global Experiences 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.