Centenary Scholarship for Medicine

We’re offering these scholarships to high-achieving UK and EU Medicine MBChB students who receive both Unconditional and Conditional offers and make a firm commitment to Leicester by making us their firm choice.

The Centenary Scholarship for Medicine is a single cash payment of £1,000, made in February 2021.


  • For students with a Home, EU or CIOM tuition fee status
  • You must have been offered a place on the Medicine MBChB (A100) course and made a firm commitment to the University of Leicester, by making us your firm choice (‘conditional firm’ or ‘unconditional firm’)
  • The scholarship is only available to students taking these qualifications:
    • A Levels at A*A*A including Chemistry and one of Biology, Psychology or Physics. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.  Maths and Further Maths count as one subject.
    • Pass IB Diploma with 38 points overall (not including core or bonus points) plus three higher level subjects at a minimum of Grades 7, 7 and 6 including Chemistry and one of Biology, Psychology or Physics
    • We can consider Cambridge Pre-U at grades D1/D2 instead of one or more A levels, in Principle Subjects including Chemistry and one of Biology, Psychology or Physics. Global Perspectives not accepted

Exclusions and caveats

  • The following students are not eligible:
    • Students with an overseas tuition fee status
    • Students who join Leicester through the Clearing or Extra process
    • Students who become firm with Leicester by default, i.e. by being rejected by one of your other choices
  • No other qualifications apart from the above will be considered
  • Tariff points or point’s equivalent will not be considered
  • Qualifications considered must be completed within two years of completion of GCSEs or equivalent
  • The scholarship is for September 2020 entry only. If you defer your place to 2021, you will be considered for the schemes available for 2021 entry, not 2020


There is no need to apply for this scholarship. We’ll confirm your award when we confirm your place at the start of term in September 2020.