University of Leeds: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fall semester: September to January*
Spring semester: January to June
When selecting a semester exchange program, students should take note of academic calendars that differ significantly from the University of Minnesota. Consider potential conflicts such as holidays, family events, graduation ceremonies, and summer jobs/internships early in the selection process.
Work with Education Abroad Advisers and the Carlson Business Career Center for support addressing challenges.
*Fall semester students may be able to make special assessment arrangements in place of final exams so finish on-campus committments in mid-December.
This is a semester exchange program, where students take classes directly at a partner university and substitute that semester for a semester at the University of Minnesota. The partner university will send one of their students to the Carlson School of Management to take classes in their place.
Exchanges often require students to demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and service may be different from a US university. Examples of differences that exchange students should be prepared to encounter include varying housing options, the amount and timing of program details, grading based less on assignments and more on final exams, and an academic calendar that may differ significantly from the University of Minnesota.
Application and Admissions
To apply, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee. The application cycle starts on March 1 and the priority deadline is April 1. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 4 weeks of the priority deadline.
To be eligible for this education abroad program, you must be:
- A University of Minnesota student who has successfully completed the I-Core curriculum or equivalent coursework
- In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Additional criteria may apply
- The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation
England is the largest economy in the United Kingdom, and one of the financial centers of the world. The Univeristy of Leeds, located in West Yorkshire, is a single campus just a ten minutes' walk from the bustling city centre. It is an eclectic mix of the old and the new reflecting its 100 year history. Leeds is renowned for its shopping, arts, sport, leisure, entertainment and nightlife. The campus is surrounded by beautiful, accessible countryside, with cultural and historical places of interest nearby. Yorkshire was actually ranked #3 in the Lonely Planet's "Best in Travel 2014- Top Ten Regions" list.
In the last national research review, 23 of the school's departments were rated nationally as being in the top ten in that subject area. That reinforced Leed's place in the UK's top ten universities for research. The Unviersity is also accalimed worldwide for the quality of its teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Leeds staff have won prestigious national awards for quality and innovation in teaching.
Accommodation is guaranteed to all Study Abroad and Exchange students who apply before the deadline. Students can choose from dormitories and flats, catered or non-catered & there is some limited opportunity for a home stay.
Cost estimate (Summary)
These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs.
*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.
**Tuition is based on 2013-2014 rates and are subject to change for 2014-2015. Please verify current documentation costs with the Consulate.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Costs & Billing for additional information on financial aid and scholarships.
Academics and credits
Students are enrolled in 15 S/N Carlson School International Business (IBUS 5100) credits for their semester at University of Leeds. Students will need to maintain a full-time enrollment of 5 subjects (60 Leeds credits) in order to confer the full 15 credits. Classes typically meet one day per week and independent reading is expected. Grading is often based completely on a final exam (or special assessment for fall semester early departures).
For more course details, visit exchange student unit information.
Program Fee (includes program administration and intl health insurance*)
Transportation (to and from program site)
Documentation** (passport, visa, immunization)
Books and Materials
Room and/or Board
Essential Daily Living Expenses