How to Apply

What do I need to include in my application?

Please check your qualifications match the entry requirements for the course you are applying for.

When reviewing applications particular attention will be paid to academic performance. Given the competition for places, preference will be given to applicants who have or who are projected to exceed our minimum requirements.

Where possible please merge related documents into one file, e.g. merge your degree transcripts and certificates together.

As part of your online application you will be able to upload scanned documents.

Your application must include the following:

  • A copy of your degree certificate and complete transcript, or an interim transcript showing all semesters to date if you’re still studying.
  • Evidence of your final or current overall percentage (%) or GPA (see below for further guidance if you are studying in China or India).

Non-essential items, if you have them, please include the following:

  • Please include a copy of your grading scheme if this is not on your degree transcript. This is essential if you are applying for a scholarship via the University.
  • Your approved English Language test (if applicable).
  • CAS, Visa and BRP – International students that have previously studied in the UK on a Tier 4 or Student visa. 

We are normally able to issue a conditional offer without these documents, but if they are required we will not issue an unconditional offer until we have received them.

Optional item:

  • An up-to-date CV showing your relevant work experience and education.

We normally will not look at your CV. You should include all relevant experience in your application.

Please do not include the following:

  • References.
  • A personal statement.

We will not check these items.

Applicants with Indian degrees:

If you have completed your degree you will need to provide official evidence of your final overall percentage (%), we do not use the GPA.  Please include your full transcripts and any grading scales (they may be on the reverse of your degree documents) with your application.

Please make sure that official evidence of your final percentage (%) is included, many grading scales show how to convert percentage (%) to GPA but do not work in reverse.

Your Standard XII may be acceptable as an English language qualification dependent on your score and exam board, please include a copy with your application if you have achieved 70% or greater.

Applicants with Chinese degrees:

You will need to provide official evidence of your current/final percentage (%), we do not use GPA. Your average should be weighted not arithmetic.

Applicants with Canadian degrees:

Please provide details of the grading system.  This should include the percentage pass mark for your degree.

Please also provide evidence of which language your degree was taught in (e.g. English or French).

Applicants with degree equivalent to 2:2

The School will only consider applicants with a high 2:2 if they have provided a copy of their degree transcript and grading scheme with their application.

When to apply

The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering operates a staged admissions process for Masters courses with selection deadlines throughout the year.

Deadlines for courses starting in September 2021 are shown in the table below.

If you apply before the Application deadline for a particular stage, as shown below, you will normally receive a response on or before the “Decision by” date.

We receive a high volume of applications, therefore we may need more time to assess your application. If this is the case, we will carry your application to the next stage and notify you of this. Applications will only be carried forward once.

Stage Application deadline Decision by
1 Thursday 17 December 2020 Monday 15 February 2021
2 Monday 1 March 2021 Thursday 15 April 2021
3 Friday 23 April 2021 Friday 21 May 2021
4 Final international deadline: Wednesday 30 June 2021 Final international places awarded: Thursday 15 July 2021
5 Final UK deadline: Friday 20 August 2021 UK places awarded: Friday 3 September 2021

All deadlines are 23:59 UK time. Applications for each stage open immediately after the deadline for the previous stage.

You can apply after the final deadline but we do not guarantee that we will be able to process your application.

How to apply

There is an apply button on the course page, or you can apply online through the University of Leeds applicant portal.