Tuition fees and costs

Tuition Fees 2021/22

Tuition fees are payable by students who are studying abroad at Leicester outside of a reciprocal exchange agreement.

Study Abroad Programme (International)* 
Full Year
Semester 1 £7,000 
Semester 2 £7,000 
Study Abroad Programme (EU)
Fully Year £9,250 
Semester 1 £4,625  
Semester 2

*Study Abroad (International) programme fees include tuition and airport pick-up service.

Exchange students do not pay any tuition fees to the University of Leicester. If you have any queries of what fees are applicable, please contact us.

Living costs

For two years running, a 2016 survey by HSBC has found that Leicester was the cheapest place for first year students to live in the UK. How much you spend will vary according to your lifestyle. For guidance on budgeting, please see our budget calculator. Please note: Students applying for a Student Visa will be required to demonstrate that they have money for any course fees, plus £1,023 for living costs each calendar month of your course. See here for more details.


There is a wide variety of rooms available through our University halls of residence. We recommend that you choose University accommodation, although there are private providers in Leicester which you could also consider.

Bus pass

The University provides a shuttle bus from Oadby Student Village to main campus. Bus pass prices range from £110 to £130 per semester. You can purchase your pass from the Shop@le website.

Bedding, bathroom and kitchen supplies

If your choice of room does not include linens you can purchase one of the supply packs available at the Shop@le. These packs can be pre-ordered and will be delivered to your room in time for your arrival.

Cultural tours

Each year we offer a range of optional cultural tours for students that wish to see more of the country with other students. Previously we have visited London, York, Stonehenge, Wales, and Edinburgh. If you are interested please get in touch.

Gym membership

There are two main gyms at the University of Leicester that offer pitches, courts, sauna, steam, swimming pools, sports halls, activity rooms, intramural sports teams and fitness classes.


Some accommodation options provide catering for students. Students living in self-catered accommodation can activate a UpayChilli card. The card allows students to store funds, which also gives access to discounts and fast-track payment queues on campus.

NUS/TOTUM student discount card

Students are welcome to join the National Union of Students (NUS) during their studies. Cards can be bought "the Shop" on campus.

Police registration

Depending on the terms and conditions of your visa, you may be asked to register with the police when you arrive. Charges may apply.