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  • Locations: Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/20/2020 06/12/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 18
Language of Instruction: English Academic Disciplines: Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Economics, History, Technology, and Society, International Affairs, Literature, Media and Communication, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Sociology
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Housing Type: Hostel, On-Campus Residence Hall, Private Apartment
Advisor: Cassy McInnis International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
 
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Location Information

PROGRAM DATES
Academic Year:  September – early June
Spring semester:  late January – early June


LOCATION
This university is located in Leeds, England. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
http://www.state.gov
http://www.lonelyplanet.com

HOST
The University of Leeds has been named UK "University of the Year 2017 by the Times and The Sunday Times' Good University Guide. The University of Leeds received its charter from Edward VII in 1904 and has since developed an international reputation for high quality teaching and research. With about 28,000 students in over 684 different degree programs, Leeds is one of the largest universities in England. Leeds has such a good reputation for being warm and welcoming to international students that they now have students from over 100 countries at the university. 

HOUSING
You can choose from several types of housing at the University of Leeds ranging from single rooms with meal plans to shared housing. The University residence halls have a full meal plan, the cost of which is included in your housing fees. Three residence halls are on campus yet the majority are located 1-3 miles away on a main bus route. An advantage of choosing a residence hall is the convenience of communal dining rooms and laundry facilities.

There are also flats (apartments) with communal kitchens and private or shared shower and toilet. Small, shared housing is also an option. There is a "Hillel House" which is an associated hostel with a cafeteria serving Kosher food for Jewish students of the University.

Housing becomes available at the start of the Intro week in September. You will receive an application for housing from the Leeds Office of International Education after you are accepted as a participant in this program. On that application, you'll be able to specify your housing preferences. For more information on accommodation, click here.

MEALS
  • meal plan
  • on campus dining

Eligibility
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
COURSE INFORMATION
For detailed course information: click here

Spring courses/modules will be noted as "Semester 2". Courses/modules that span the full academic year are noted as "Semester 1 & Semester 2".
Note: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemical Engineering courses are not taught in a single semester. They all span the    full academic year, therefore, these majors are not recommended for single semester exchange. 

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
Leeds uses the following credit transfer system:
1 Leeds credit = 0.357 GT credits
10 Leeds credits = 3 GT credits
20 Leeds credits = 7 GT credits

GRADING SYSTEM
Leeds Grade = US Grade
         64-100 = A
           49-63 = B
           36-48 = C
           34-35 = D
             0-33 = F 
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
Depending on how long you will be in the UK and whether or not you intend to work, you may or may not need to apply for a visa prior to departure. Visa regulations and interpretations can change, so be sure to check the UK Border Agency web site frequently: click here.
Essential Functions of Study Abroad


OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
 
Cassy McInnis