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Prepare for Success

Improve your academic knowledge, skills and language ability on our 4-week virtual preparation course – before you start your academic programme with us.

Your free online preparation course

Improve your academic expectations, skills and readiness on our free online preparation course – ahead of starting your academic programme*. This online course is designed to give you advice, guidance and support, so that you are ready to begin your academic pathway programme.

*Prepare for Success is only available for students starting their academic programme during certain intakes.

Why study this course?​

This specialist course is designed for international students with a combination of live sessions and self-study introducing you to everything you need to succeed.

You’ll benefit from:

  • A welcoming international community where you can meet fellow students and tutors ahead of your studies
  • Developing life skills to help boost personal and social confidence in a new study destination
  • Practical advice about life in a new study destination
  • Understanding what it takes to become a successful learner with practical advice about academic study
  • A supportive space to practice and improve language and communication skills

Key facts

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Deadline to confirm and pay advanced tuition fees:

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What can you expect from the preparation course?

The Prepare for Success online preparation course will prepare you for your academic studies by focussing on three essential areas through a mixture of self-study content and live interactive sessions:

  • Life, learn more about intercultural skills, your study destination, and preparing for life and study in the UK.
  • Language, improve your English through language and skills modules as well as communicating with fellow students and tutors.
  • Learning, to develop confidence as a learner, and understand what it takes to become successful.

How to access the course

Getting started with your Prepare for Success course is easy. To access this course, all you need to do is confirm your place with us and begin paying towards your tuition fees.

1. Confirm your place

It’s important that you confirm your place on your academic programme in order to gain access to the preparation course. To secure your place, you will need to pay a confirmation payment made up of £1,000 security deposit and £260 administration fee.

2. Make your advance tuition fees payment

You will need to pay your advanced tuition fees as stated in your offer letter before the deadline so you can access this online preparation course. Find out more about your confirmation payment and tuition fees on our fees page.

3. Start studying

After you have confirmed your place and paid your advanced tuition fees, you will receive further instructions about how to access the course.

Why I joined Prepare for Success

Continuously rated 4 out of 5 by students

(Prepare for Success Survey 2022)


of students felt prepared for their pathway programme as a result of studying Prepare for Success

(Prepare for Success Survey 2022)

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How to apply

Discover how to apply for a programme at the International Study Centre. You can also find the documents you need to provide alongside your application.

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International Study Centre

Study abroad programs at the International Study Centre offers opportunities for international students to study in the UK. Discover how to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds.

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