Leeds International Summer School-England


Spend 2- 4-weeks in the summer studying at one of England's most picturesque universities! The University of Leeds Summer School provides diverse coursework (including engineering) and programming across a variety of disciplines and includes multiple relevant excursions per course. Leeds was recognized as one of the top UK universities for research and impact power.



  • Good academic and behavioral standing
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA 
  • Please check partner school for additional requirements

Cost of the program:  Please check with the provider's website. Please note once you are registered for the program, you will be charged the $300 study abroad fee through the Pitt Pay system. Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

For global scholarship opportunities, check out:

  • the Pitt GEO scholarship page for links to national, provider and private scholarship samples
  • PittFund$Me  for Pitt sponsored funding including Pitt wide global scholarships, Nationality Rooms, VIH, etc.
  • PittFund$Me  for the SSOE Global Experience Scholarships!




Academic Description: 
Please refer to the Leeds International Summer School website for the most up to date information on available courses. Previous courses offered as part of the summer program include: Introduction to Robotics and Autonomous Systems; Data Mining & Text Analytics; Renewable Energy Futures: Policy and Technology; Building Britain, 1700-1840; Electronic Music: History and Practice; Business and Cultural Awareness; The English Country House; Sport in the UK: Health and Performance Issues; Monks and Monasteries in the Middle Ages; Entrepreneurship and Society; Heretics, Witches and Conspirators; Smartphone Applications British Popular Music in the North of England British Literature and the Brontës
Application Instructions: 

If you are applying for a Pitt-Recognized Program (such as Leeds Summer School) for Spring 2020 and beyond, Program Application Questions must be completed before your application can move forward, regardless of any application requirements established by your Pitt-Recognized Provider. These questions can be found under “Questionnaires”  in your application. Most require short answers of 150-200 words. Our goal is to help you to think about and express your goals for studying abroad in a way that will help you to maximize learning and growth in the following 3 phases of your experience:

  1. Pre-departure
  2. While abroad
  3. Post abroad 

While you will work on the Pitt application and your Provider (Leeds')  application simultaneously, you will need to complete your Pitt application before your study abroad advisor will complete any forms or approval for your provider. Even if your Provider accepts your application, your application cannot move forward in our process until you complete our application questions.
Thsi program is housed in the Swanson School of Engineering, but is open to Pitt students that are not enginering majors. As stated above, you will work on both applications simultaneously and be approved to move forward in the process by the SSoE  International Engineering Programs office.  Be sure to review the  University of Leeds' application. and the University of Leeds Summer school. website prior to applying.   
Please note that the Pitt application deadline and the Leeds application deadline are NOT the same. 

SAO Staff: 

Lauren Smith-Lemesh M.Ed.

Om Swastiastu Pitt! My name is Lauren, and I am one of the Global Programs Managers in the Swanson School of Engineering. I studied abroad in Indonesia during undergraduate, and worked as a peer study abroad advisor once I returned. After my study abroad trip, I knew that I wanted to support students to have life-changing experiences abroad too. Let's talk about your interests and find a program that will help you achieve your goals! 

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