Libya

The University of Leicester welcomes students from Libya. 

You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the Libyan student community.


Your International Officer

Portrait of Dr Michael GreenThe International Officer for Libya is Dr Michael Green.

If you would like more information about studying at Leicester, there are many ways you can get in touch. Please visit our contact us page for details.


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Entry requirements

Foundation

If you have completed the Secondary Education Certificate (Thanawiya Ama) you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree at Leicester. 

Please visit the International Study Centre website for information about the International Foundation Year or the International Year One for Management programmes.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements.

If you have completed a three-year specialised high school diploma from Libya, you may be considered for direct entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bachelors degree from a recognised university with a classification above 75% or with a 'Very Good' or 'Excellent' rating (depending on the subject that you wish to study) you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification, such as MPhil, DClinPsy, DSocSci, EdD or MD) you must have an undergraduate (Bachelors) degree from a recognised Libyan university, usually in a related subject area, with a classification above 75% or with a 'Very Good' or 'Excellent' rating (depending on the subject that you wish to study) which is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (also known as a 2:1).

You must also be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. Research degrees are demanding and intensive: to succeed at this level you must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and have an appropriate familiarity with the discipline and its associated research techniques/methodologies.

Where a Masters degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.

English language requirements

Please see details of our English language requirements.


International student community

students walking around Oadby Student VillageThe University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world. Of our 13,000 full-time, campus-based students, over 25% come from outside the EU, from more than 70 different countries.

Discover what it's like to study at Leicester by reading our international student profiles


Student Societies


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