Leeds International Summer School

Experiential learning field trips to Castle Howard in York, the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth or the Yorkshire Coast bring to life the subject of your courses.

The variety of courses also includes subjects like Sport, Nutrition & Outdoor Education, Creative Writing, or Genetic Engineering & Genetically Modified Plants. 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 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.

Key information


Leeds, UK





Program type


Application information

Application status



Summer 20 applications

May 14, 2020 for online version

first come, first considered 

University-specific additional requirements

One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

(no reference required for 2020 online version)

Summer 21 applications

Open Fall 2020

Student experience

Leeds International Summer School

Program details

Areas of Study: 

Students choose one course in block one and one in block two

There are modules in the following areas: Arts & Humanities, Business, Engineering & Computing, Politics & Social Sciences, and Sciences. You can choose within one area or between areas. 

Course Information:

Students will choose two modules (one from each block) and bring back one UCalgary half course. 

Next to the academic modules, the program includes a range of field trips, cultural excursions and social events.

Engineering Credit:

The "Introduction to Robotics and Autonomous Systems" and "Renewable Energy Futures: Policy and Technology" courses at Leeds University Summer program can be combined and used as 1 TE for the regular ENME degree with ENEE 575 as an antirequisite for this approval. However, an official letter of permission is required based on a case by case assessment. Please contact the Engineering Student Centre for course assessment.

The summer school runs from July 4 - August 1, 2020. 

  1. Costs

    The program costs £1,540 for exchange students including field trips and excursions, self-catering accommodation, social activities and sports centre membership. In addition, students will pay tuition for one course at the University of Calgary.  

    Also, remember to include things like flights, visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.

  2. Funding

    There are a number of Santander scholarships available worth £500 each. For details click here

    We also have the opportunity to nominate for need-based scholarships aimed at increasing participation for students who wouldn't otherwise be able to participate so please speak to the advisor for consideration. 

    Did you know that you can take your University of Calgary funding with you on exchange? Since you remain a degree seeking student at the UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    Our office also administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once.

    Please see the exchange funding page for more information.

Students will live in Charles Morris (Dobree and Whetton Houses) which are located on the university campus. The accommodation is included in the program fee.

This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least one full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.

An academic reference is required for a complete application.

Summer School Brochure

Excursions, Trips, Socials Guide

Leeds has a buddy program during the summer school and the student assistants help organise a busy social program!





Have questions?

Study Abroad 101

Please watch this YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.

Watch Study Abroad 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The advisor for the program is: Tara Jorgensen.

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.