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.
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.
*Fall semester students may be able to make special assessment arrangements in place of final exams so finish on-campus committments in mid-December.
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.
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.
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.
|Program Fee (includes program administration and intl health insurance*)||$2,500|
|Transportation (to and from program site)||$1,000|
|Documentation** (passport, visa, immunization)||$400|
|Books and Materials||$200|
|Room and/or Board||$4,000|
|Essential Daily Living Expenses||$2,000|
*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.
Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. In addition, University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Scholarships and Finances for additional information, and Costs and Billing for budget planning and cost comparison tools.
BUTEX Scholarships are available for the amount of 500 British pounds. Applications for the 2014/2015 year are now being accepted and the deadline for all applications is June 16, 2014.
To be eligible for this education abroad program, you must be:
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.
Application materials include the online application form, a resume, and essay. Submit a completed application by the February 28th priority deadline prior to the academic year in which you wish to participate. Programs that do not fill following the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.
Admission to all programs is based on review of your application by the study abroad selection committee, and selection notifications are sent out within one month of the priority deadline or receipt of application during rolling admission. Once selected, students are given the opportunity to confirm acceptance, at which point they are subject to Education Abroad policies.
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