How to apply

Completing your application process

Please note that the application portal for spring semester 2021 will open in September 2020.

Stage 1 - Get in touch

Contact the Study Abroad Office at your home university. They will be able to confirm if you are eligible to apply.

Stage 2 - Decide which programme you will apply for

Confirm with your home university what programme you can apply for - either exchange, Erasmus+ or direct applicant.

Stage 3 - Complete the online application form

You must first complete the online application form. This form will ask you to provide your personal information, previous qualifications and home university details.

  • Full Year 2020/21
  • Fall 2020

You must also upload the following documents:

  • Current university transcript (minimum CGPA 3.0).
  • Copy of the photo-ID page of your passport.
  • If English is not your first language, please provide evidence of your proficiency in English. We require a minimum IELTS level for each subject listed below:
  • Science* modules: 6.0 IELTS or equivalent (*Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Physics. Also the ELTU)
  • Law modules: 7.0 IELTS
  • All other modules: 6.5 IELTS

Please see our University's English Language requirements for more information.

Please note that you will need to obtain at least a 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking in IELTS (or equivalent).

Students coming from non-partner universities will be asked to provide a nomination letter and two academic reference letters.

Stage 4 - Complete the subject indication form

You must then indicate from which academic department you wish to select classes (called modules at Leicester). Access the subject indication form.

Once your application has been accepted

  • You will then receive your Starter Pack, which contains information about the airport bus service, accommodation and optional study tours by the deadlines.
  • You will be contacted by the Study Abroad team to select your preferred modules (classes). Choices will be subject to departmental approval and availability.
  • If you are applying for a Tier 4 Visa, request a CAS by logging into My Student Record