Unipol and Homestay at the University of Leeds


Are you looking for a short term letting option? If you are studying in the Language Centre (or another University of Leeds school) then you could apply for Homestay accommodation and live with a local family in Leeds. 

Unipol works closely with the Language Centre to support new international students in finding accommodation. All Homestay hosts are carefully selected and subscribe to an accreditation criteria called the Homestay Code. This ensures that high standards are met and maintained within all Homestay hosts. 

Homestay hosts offer a single bedroom, usually within 30 minutes of campus. You'll get breakfast and evening meals on weekdays, and breakfast, lunch and evening meals at weekends. Some hosts are flexible about meal provision so as to work around your university timetable as much as possible. Students are carefully matched with a host, based on their host family profile.

As well as improving your English, you'll learn lots about traditional English culture; it's a home from home! Throughout your stay you'll also receive additional support from the Homestay Coordinator. 

To apply for Homestay accommodation, download the application form from the downloads area to the right of this page. Please complete the form and return it to us (using the details provided at the bottom of the form). 

Homestay Families Needed for International Students

Do you have a spare room?

Do you live close to Leeds City Centre?

Are you a warm, caring and sociable family who enjoys meeting new people?

We are looking for families who can host international students when they come to study at the Language Centre at the University of Leeds.
We are especially looking for hosts who live in Headingley, Chapel Allerton, Woodhouse and Roundhay but other areas with a short communte to the city centre will be considered as well. 
Being a Homestay host is a rewarding experience which involves taking care of an international student living in your home. You are not only providing them with a bed, food, and place to study but you are also providing guidance and an insight into life in the UK.
Whilst we do expect Homestay hosts to fully engage with their student, it is a commitment which can fit around your work and family life.
It’s also a great way to earn some extra income. We pay up to £26 per student, per night and you would provide breakfast and dinner on weekdays and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the weekend.
The periods of each Homestay vary from three weeks to six months.
If you are interested in applying for Homestay or becoming a Homestay host please contact:
For further information, contact us on HomeStay@unipol.org.uk, or call 0113 243 0169.