how to apply to a intercalation degree at the university of Leeds

Internal applicants

If you're a medical or dental student at Leeds and want to intercalate with us, you'll need to make up to three course choices on your application.

You'll also need to complete the application form and email it to the intercalated programme team, making sure to include any supporting documents. It would be helpful if you could include your name and your first choice in the subject line, e.g. "Sally Winters 2020-21 1st Choice BSc International Health".

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 26th January 2020 (midnight). Please note that the process opens on Monday 2nd December 2019.

Applying to intercalate is a competitive process and applications are considered on both academic and non-academic achievements. We hope that the majority of students will be given one of their specified choices but this can’t be guaranteed, as the number of places available on each course differs each year. If demand for a particular programme exceeds the places available then a clearing exercise will be run. This means if you have not been allocated one of your choices you may be able to get a place on a different course.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application on 6th March 2020.

View our Intercalating at Leeds presentation. 

Important points to note

The following programmes require a 500-word statement on why you wish to study the subject, in addition to the application form: 

  • Applied Health (Medical Education) BSc
  • International Health BSc
  • Sports Science in Relation to Medicine BSc

External applicants 

Applications are welcome from students from other medical schools and are considered in addition to those from Leeds students. We strongly encourage students from other medical schools to meet the deadline for applications so that the merits of all applications can be considered together, ensuring that you have the best chance of securing an offer.

Undergraduate programmes

Medical students from other universities may apply for entry to intercalated undergraduate (BSc/BA) programmes of study offered at Leeds; please review individual course entry requirements.

Intercalated programmes process their own applications from external applicants. If you have any queries you should contact the coordinator of the programme you wish to study.

Applications should be made on a University of Leeds Direct Entry form. If you are using an older version of Microsoft Internet Explorer you may encounter browser compatibility issues – instead of viewing in browser, right-click on the link and save a local copy of the form, or try using an alternative browser.  

Send your completed Direct Entry Form to:

Undergraduate Admissions
12.68 EC Stoner Building
University of Leeds

+44 (0)113 34 30806

Alternatively, you can email admissions. A transcript of grades you have received so far on your medical programme should be submitted, along with the completed application form.

Please also complete this brief form to let us know that you have submitted your application to the University. 


Postgraduate programmes

Medical students from other universities may apply for entry to postgraduate (MSc/MA/MPH/MRes) intercalated programmes of study offered at Leeds, following Year 3 of their Medicine course; please review individual course entry requirements by returning to the intercalation homepage and clicking on the postgraduate course you are interested in.

Applications should be made via the University of Leeds Applicant Portal.

Please note: you should also complete this brief form to let us know that you have submitted your application to the University. 

Intercalating outside Leeds

Leeds medical students may be permitted to intercalate at another university to study a recognised intercalated degree. If you're contemplating this option, please make enquiries with the university/medical school where the degree is offered and complete the intercalating elsewhere permission request form. This should then be emailed to the Director Of Intercalation ( & the intercalated programme administrator  (  

Please note a maximum of 150 Leeds medical students will be allowed to intercalate in 2020-2021 after Year 3 (this includes those students intercalating outside Leeds) of the Leeds MBChB program; there is no limit to intercalation numbers following Years 2 or 4 MBChB.


For an overview of the process, please download and read our quick guide to intercalating at Leeds.