Thank you for your interest in applying to Leeds Trinity University. We want to help you at the earliest stage to understand how to apply. Please read the below before you apply and if you need any further guidance contact our Global Engagement or Admissions Teams.

Eligible courses

Only the courses below are open to students who will need a study visa.

  • Business Administration MBA
  • Childhood and Education MA
  • Construction Management MSc
  • Construction Project Management MSc
  • Creative Writing MA
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice MA
  • Data Science and Artificial Intelligence MSc
  • Family Support MA
  • Financial Technology MSc
  • International Business MA
  • Journalism MA
  • Law LLM
  • Mental Health in Children and Young People MA
  • Project Management MA
  • Psychology (Conversion) MSc
  • Quantity Surveying MSc

Steps to ensure we can consider your application

  • Check the entry requirements to make sure that you meet the entry criteria for your chosen course - you can do this below or by using our course search.
  • Complete all sections of the application form and attach copies of documents where requested, missing information, or failing to provide the documents required will lead to your application being unsuccessful.
  • If you require a Student Route Visa to study in the UK for September 2024 entry, then you must apply to us by the end of May 2024 (dates to be confirmed).
  • Please note, Part-time study is not available for international students on a Student Route Visa.

Academic requirements

Country Entry Requirements
Bangladesh A 4-year bachelor’s degree from a well-recognised university with a score of 60% minimum (GPA 3.0 - 4.0 equivalent); we can accept 55% (GPA 2.75 - 4.0 equivalent) from BUET, also over 4 years
China Bachelor’s degree with an overall grade of at least 70%
Ghana Bachelor’s degree with Honours and a grade of 2.2
Hong Kong SAR Bachelor's degree with a grade of 2.2 or a GPA of 2.5
India A 3-year (or more) Bachelor's degree from a well-recognised university with a score of 55% minimum
Iran Bachelor’s degree with an overall grade of at least 14
Kenya Bachelor's degree with a grade of 2.2
Malaysia Bachelor's degree from a well-recognised university with a grade of 2.2 or a GPA of 2.5
Nepal Bachelor's degree with an overall grade of 65% minimum
Nigeria Bachelor's degree with a grade of 2.2
Pakistan A 4-year master’s degree, or combined bachelor’s and master’s taken over at least 4 years, with a GPA of 2.5 minimum. Please note that for certain courses a GPA of 3.5 may be required
Sri Lanka Bachelor's degree with a grade of 2.2
South Africa Bachelor's degree with a grade of 2.2
Thailand Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.5 minimum
USA Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.8 minimum
Vietnam Bachelor's degree with an overall average of 7 minimum

English Language requirements

The accepted English language requirements for international students are below. They are not required for nationals from a majority English-speaking country as specified by the UKVI.

Majority English-speaking country as specified by the UKVI include:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States of America

If you are not a national of one of these countries, please see the following English Language requirements information.

English Language TestMinimum Score
most PG programmes
Minimum Score MA Creative WritingValidity period
IELTS Academic 6.0 overall and no component score below 5.5  7.0 overall and no minimum score below 6.5 Two years 

Pearson PTE Academic

Total = 59-75
Minimum:
Reading – 59
Listening – 59
Speaking – 59
Writing – 59
  Two years 
iGCSE English as a Second Language (Syllabus 0510 & 0511) Minimum:
0510: Overall Grade C and Grade 2 in Speaking
0511: Overall Grade C
  Five years 
iGCSE English as a First Language (Syllabus 0500 & 0522) Minimum:
0522: Overall Grade C
0500: Overall Grade C and Grade 2 in Speaking and Listening
  Five years
TOEFL IBT Total = 79-89
Minimum:
Reading – 18
Listening – 17
Speaking – 20
Writing – 17
  Two years 
Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) Minimum overall score of 169, with no component score below 162   Two years 
IB Grade 5 in Higher level or Standard level English A or B   Five years
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) ISE II, ISE III, ISE IV; Merit in each component. All components must have been studied on the same day as each other   Two years
Oxford Test of English Minimum overall score of 126 with no component below 111 Minimum overall score of 226 with no component below 141 Two years
WAEC (awarded up to and including 1998) 
WASSCE (awarded from 1999 onwards)
Grades A1 – C6    
Bachelor or Masters degree

Bachelor or Masters degree achieved in the last five years, either at a university in the UK or at a university in a majority English-speaking country as per the UKVI list below. An ECCTIS statement is required if applying from a UKVI list country.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States of America
  Five years 

Additional academic requirements

Many courses require the equivalent of GCSE English grade 4. In cases where you have successfully taken one of the qualifications in the English language requirements table above, this can often be accepted as covering the GCSE grade 4 requirement (we will notify you if otherwise). If you have not taken such a qualification because you are from a majority English-speaking country, please contact the International Team to discuss how you can evidence GCSE grade 4.

Some courses also require the equivalent of GCSE Maths grade 4, and our admissions team will contact you if this needs to be evidenced.

Assessing your application

In order to assess your application, we require:

  • UK equivalent degree from an ECCTIS-recognised institution and details of all your academic qualifications including transcripts. Please provide translated transcripts of certificates not issued in English.
  • Proof of English Language - Please provide full details such as certificates, scratch card and pin (if applicable).
  • Satisfactory References - from a professional email address or on letter-headed paper.
  • Satisfactory Statement of Purpose.
  • Your Passport - An excellent quality, clear colour copy of the photo page.
  • Copies of any previous Visas and Visa refusals.

Next steps

Once you have submitted your application for September 2024 entry (when applications open in October 2023), you will be sent an ID number. We will provide you with updates on your application as quickly as possible, but please allow time for processing and response to any queries you may have.

  • Make sure that you promptly respond to any emails from Admissions asking for information or clarification.
  • If you are contacted by Admissions make sure that you provide all information asked for by the deadline set.

You must meet all the conditions of your offer and present all supporting documentation required for the visa application no later than the end of June 2024 (dates to be confirmed). If you are successful in gaining an unconditional offer of a place, we require receipt of 50% of the first year’s tuition fees to be able to provide a CAS. Please note that the visa process entails providing further documents, for a full list of these documents, please visit the Government webpage for Student visas.

Our International Team will happily provide an overview of the process and can discuss what Leeds Trinity has to offer. We can also signpost you to useful resources, including a wide network of education agents. To ask us a question or to be put in touch with an agent please complete an international enquiry form.

Please be aware, international postgraduate applications are not eligible for deferred entry.

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