England - Leeds Exchange Program

Program Type

Program Type: 
University Exchange
Program Level: 

Weeks per Term

Weeks per Term: 
18 weeks / term



OIE Program Adviser

OIE Program Adviser: 

Languages of Instruction*

Languages of Instruction*: 
*Foreign Language Skills are not Required.
Academic Disciplines: 
Aerospace Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Electrical Engineering
History, Technology, & Society
International Affairs
Literature, Media, and Communication
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Modern Languages
Program Dates: 
Academic Year:  September – early June
Spring semester:  late January – early June


Location Information


This university is located in Leeds, England. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:


The University of Leeds received its charter from Edward VII in 1904 and has since developed an international reputation for high quality teaching and research. With about 28,000 students in over 684 different degree programs, Leeds is one of the largest universities in England. Leeds has such a good reputation for being warm and welcoming to international students that they now have students from over 100 countries at the university. 


  • on-campus residence hall
  • off-campus apartments/rooms for rent
  • hostel

    You can choose from several types of housing at the University of Leeds ranging from single rooms with meal plans to shared housing. The University residence halls have a full meal plan, the cost of which is included in your housing fees. Three residence halls are on campus yet the majority are located 1-3 miles away on a main bus route. An advantage of choosing a residence hall is the convenience of communal dining rooms and laundry facilities.

    There are also flats (apartments) with communal kitchens and private or shared shower and toilet. Small, shared housing is also an option. There is a "Hillel House" which is an associated hostel with a cafeteria serving Kosher food for Jewish students of the University.

    Housing becomes available at the start of the Intro week in September. You will receive an application for housing from the Office of International Education after you are accepted as a participant in this program. On that application, you'll be able to specify your housing preferences. More details for housing can be found on-line: click here


  • meal plan
  • on-campus



  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT. 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)

Academic Info

For detailed course information: click here

All courses are taught in English.

Credit Transfer

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.




Leeds uses the following credit transfer system:
1 Leeds credit = 0.357 GT credits
10 Leeds credits = 3 GT credits
20 Leeds credits = 7 GT credits

Leeds Grade = US Grade
64-100 = A
49-63 = B
36-48 = C
34-35 = D
0-33 = F 

Program Costs (Estimated)

  • For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
  • Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
  • Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.
In-state Tuition: 
Out-of-state Tuition: 

GT Mandatory Fees

GT Mandatory Fees: 
Books and Supplies: 

* Miscellaneous

* Miscellaneous: 

Round-trip airfare

Round-trip airfare: 
Room and Board: 

Mandatory Insurance

Mandatory Insurance: 

In-state Total

In-state Total: 

Out-of-state Total

Out-of-state Total: 
∗ Includes passport/visa fees, required field trips, local transportation, and incidentals.

Costs in the preceding chart are estimates for GT students based on tuition rates posted by the GT Bursar.  Guaranteed tuition rates, graduate tuition rates, and MBA tuition rates vary. Please check the GT Bursar's web site to confirm actual tuition rates based on degree, term, or level of study. Insurance rates are subject to change. Actual costs may be higher or lower than those listed above, depending on the exchange rate and personal spending habits/needs.


Additional Financial Information

The currency in all of the United Kingdom is the British Pound (GBP). The sterling pound is made up of 100 pence. Exchange rates fluctuate, so check the newspaper or click here for the most current rates.

In general, England is more expensive than the United States so you will want to devise and use a budget.

Students who participate in this program may be eligible to apply for a study abroad scholarship for incoming students to the UK:

BUTEX Scholarship: click here

BUTEX deadlines are usually in late May, so if you are planning to study abroad in the Spring term, you must apply for the scholarship at that time (even though program deadlines are later in the fall).

Visa and Passport Information

  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.

    Depending on how long you will be in the UK and whether or not you intend to work, you may or may not need to apply for a visa prior to departure. Visa regulations and interpretations can change, so be sure to check the UK Border Agency web site frequently: click here

    Experiences of Former Students

    Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

    Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor (listed at the top of this page); this advisor often has lists of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.