Leeds International Summer School
The Leeds International Summer School (LISS) offers you the opportunity to study at the University of Leeds and immerse yourself in British culture as part of an exciting four-week programme. Taking advantage of the vibrant, student friendly city of Leeds, and the rich history, culture and natural beauty of the area, the summer school combines world-class tuition with local knowledge, academic-related field trips, and a wide variety of social activities.
The Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks and comprises two modules, each lasting two weeks. There is a choice of six modules in each block — when you apply you should select one module from each block. You should discuss your choice of modules with your Western Sydney University course advisor to ensure you will receive credit points when you return.
Details for the modules offered in 2019 will be available soon.
Name of Program
Leeds International Summer School
University of Leeds
Program Start Date:
6 July 2019
Program End Date
03 August 2019
Bachelor of Health Science
Through experiential learning and field trips, you will spend lots of time outside of the classroom, enjoying hands-on learning that will give you insights into British culture, history and society. Each module includes at least one field trip to support what you have learned in the classroom; destinations include Castle Howard in York, the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth and the cities of Manchester and Liverpool.
All of the social activities listed below are included in the programme fee:
In addition to this, the summer school social assistants organise various low-cost or free evening and weekend social activities in Leeds throughout the summer school. The student social assistants will also provide support, knowledge of the local area and a friendly face throughout the programme.
As a summer school student, you will live in Charles Morris (Dobree and Whetton Houses), a hall of residence conveniently located on the University campus. You will have the privacy of your own room, but with a shared kitchen, bathroom and dining facilities.
Is academic credit awarded for this program?
To be negotiated on a case by case basis.10 credit points will be usually awarded for an elective unit.
Scholarships and Benefits
In an effort to support your participation in the Leeds International Summer School we have identified a few opportunities for financial assistance. Note that you will only need to apply for these once you have been accepted into the program.
Option 1: Western Sydney University Student Mobility Travel Grant
The university offers students participating in a short course up to $500 to support their travel. All necessary information can be found on the Before I Go.
Option 2: OS-Help Loan
OS-HELP is not a grant/scholarship, but it is an option that we would like to bring to your attention. Eligible students can receive a deferred loan for $4000 or $8149 which is added to your existing HECS-HELP debt. Further information can be found on the OS-HELP webpage.
Option 3: Santander Scholarships(Leeds University)
If you have a GPA of 5.25 or above then you are eligible to apply for one of 16 Santander scholarships worth £500 to help pay for your fees. More information about this opportunity is available on the LISS website.
The program cost is £3145 and includes:
You pay extra for:
While on your study tour, you will be covered by Western Sydney University's student travel insurance.
To be eligible for this summer school you should:
How To Apply
STEP 1: Register Your Interest
STEP 2: Apply for Academic Approval
STEP 3: Apply for OS-HELP
STEP 4: Complete the 'Before I Go' Online Checklist