Leeds International Summer School (LISS) offers you the opportunity to study at the University of Leeds and immerse yourself in British culture as part of an exciting four-week programme. 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.
You will choose two modules from a diverse range of subject areas, and earn up to 20 University of Leeds credits (equivalent to six US credits or 10 ECTS).
Through experiential learning and field trips, you will spend lots of time outside of the classroom, enjoying hands-on learning that will give you insights into British culture, history and society. Each module includes at least one field trip to support what you have learned in the classroom; destinations include Castle Howard in York, the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth and the cities of Manchester and Liverpool.
The summer school has a busy social programme to help you make the most of your time in Leeds as well as further afield. All of the social activities listed below are included in the programme fee:
- orientation activities
- a pub quiz
- sports socials
- three full-day excursions, to York, Whitby and the Yorkshire Dales
- a half-day excursions to Harewood House
- a farewell dinner
- a final two-night weekend trip to London (with a stop to visit Cambridge on the way), please note: the programme ends in London
In addition to this, the summer school social assistants organise various low-cost or free evening and weekend social activities in Leeds throughout the summer school. The student social assistants will also provide support, knowledge of the local area and a friendly face throughout the programme.
Opportunity is About:
Candidates should be from:
Description of Ideal Candidate:
To be eligible 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 (ie have graduated within the past two to three years)
- have usually completed at least one semester of undergraduate study
- meet our language requirements (non-native speakers of English are required to have IELTS 5.5 or equivalent)
Deadline: June 01, 2017
Program Starts: July 01, 2017
Program Ends: July 30, 2017
Cost/funding for participants:
2017 programme fee: £2,995
Early application discount
Submit your application by 3 April 2017 to receive a discount of £150, reducing your programme fee to £2,845
If you have a GPA of 3.0 or above (or equivalent) then you are eligible to apply for a Santander scholarships worth £500 to help pay for your fees. You can apply by completing the scholarship section of the summer school application form.