Leeds International Summer School


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.

Considering LISS and still have questions? Attend one of the information sessions on Teams below to hear directly from the University of Leeds!  Hear from student alums and meet the Leeds team. 

Leeds International Summer School Opportunities (LISS)

For more information about LISS, please visit leeds.ac.uk/summer or contact summer@leeds.ac.uk and we will be happy to help.


  • 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 to a Pitt-recognized program (PRP), you must work concurrently on the internal Pitt application that you create at www.globalexperiences.pitt.edu and on your program provider’s application through their respective websites. You can’t move forward without completing both applications. While program providers’ application deadlines are often later than our internal Pitt deadline, you have to finish the Pitt application’s pre-decision steps by our internal deadline. A Pitt GEO Advisor will ensure that both your GPA and your disciplinary record allow your status to be changed to “nominated” on your Pitt application.  The actual acceptance to your PRP comes from the provider only after you are nominated by Pitt. 
This program is housed in the Swanson School of Engineering, but is open to Pitt students that are not engineering majors. As stated above, you will work on both applications simultaneously and be approved to move forward in the process by the SSOE Global Experiences and Engagement 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. 
Reach out to your Pitt GEO Advisor with any questions. We are here to help!
For general Pitt-Recognized Program advising and course approval, please reach out to your school's advisor: 

*If you do not see your school/department listed here, please email globalexperiences@pitt.edu and we will connect you with the appropriate advisor.

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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