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Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in English
  • EQUIS accreditation
  • Wide course selection
  • Leeds “Buddy” system – connects local students with API students

Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Program of study statement
  • Official transcript
  • Copy of passport
  • Entry Requirements: Valid passport with supporting documentation for stays under 6 months or valid passport with student visa for stays over 6 months

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
Sep 15, 2015 - Dec 12, 2016
$16,800
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
Sep 15, 2015 - Jun 4, 2016
$30,800
SPRING SEMESTER 2015-2016
Jan 19, 2016 - Jun 4, 2016
$16,950

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 1, 2015
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 1, 2015
SPRING SEMESTER 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2015

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

12-15 Semester credits

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Students who choose to study abroad in Leeds with API at the University of Leeds, will choose from a wide range of undergraduate classes open to British and international students.

FALL COURSE OPTIONS

The fall semester at the University of Leeds runs through January. If the academic calendar at a student’s home institution requires them to begin their spring term in early January, they may have the option of taking classes allowing a December return (like most U.S. fall quarters/semesters). Students may also have the opportunity to complete fall exams upon their return home.

CREDIT INFORMATION

The University of Leeds operates on the British credit system. Two British credits are equal to 1 ECTS credit, which in turn is worth 0.5 U.S. credits; in other words, to determine U.S. semester credit equivalency from British credits, divide by four.

A full-time workload at Leeds is generally around 60 British credits per semester, (or approximately 30 ECTS, or 15 U.S. credits). As modules (courses) at the University of Leeds can equate to varying amounts of U.S. credit hours, all students should verify that they will complete the required amount of credit for their home university upon their arrival. It is advised that students choose at least one alternate for every module selected for pre-approval from their home university, to ensure that they have a full course load should there be any cancellations, time conflicts, etc. Students usually complete 3-4 modules per term, each valued at 10 – 20 British credits.

TRANSCRIPTS

The University of Leeds issues all official transcripts at the end of the academic year in July only. Exam results from the fall term will remain provisional until external exam board meetings in June/July. Students completing the fall term only in Leeds will also receive a provisional transcript from the University of Leeds approximately 2-3 months after the end of the program.

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Peer Mentors
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • Resident Director
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing
  • Mobile Phone
  • Tuition
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Professional Development Opportunities

Program Manager

Erin MacDonald is the Leeds Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to England.

Resident Director

Rachel Wellborn is the Leeds Resident Director and will work with you during your stay in England.

Rachel