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Entry requirements


If you have graduated from High School with the standard XII awarded by the CISCE/CBSE or another recognised state exam board, with an overall percentage less than 75/80 (depending on which subject you wish to study) you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree at Leicester. For information about the International Foundation Year please see the International Study Centre website.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

  • If you have completed the standard XII awarded by the CISCE/CBSE, or another recognised state exam board, with at least 75% overall, you may be considered for admission to a first year Bachelors degree. For many courses at the University of Leicester, you will need 80% overall or higher, along with higher individual marks of 85% in relevant subjects.
  • 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 inidvidual course pages for entry requirements.
  • If you have already completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at an Indian university, you may be considered for entry to the first or second year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects and/or modules. We also have progression arrangements with some partner institutions in India, which allow advance entry to certain University of Leicester courses. Please contact the International Office for further information.

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

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bachelors degree from an Indian University with a First class classification and an average of at least 60/75% (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 the 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 (Bachelor’s) degree, usually in a related subject area, with a First class classification and a minimum average of 60/75% (offers may vary depending on the intended subject of study) which is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (also known as a 2:1) from a recognised Indian university.

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.

We also accept, as evidence of English language skills, an undergraduate degree from one of the following Indian universities (including affiliated colleges):

  • Anna University
  • Mumbai University
  • Pune University
  • Bangalore University
  • University of Delhi
  • University of Madras
  • Indian Institutes of Management (IIM)
  • Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)

Scholarships and funding opportunities

The University of Leicester offers a number of scholarships for new international students. You should also check in your own country whether scholarships are available for study overseas, from your government or other organisations.


  • The College of Science and Engineering provides partial undergraduate scholarships to Indian students achieving good marks in their previous study. You will receive up to 28% discount on tuition fees for a full-time, undergraduate (Bachelors) laboratory-based degree.


Visits to your country

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Indian Student Guide

If you’re interested in studying at Leicester, download our Indian Student Guide to discover more about the city, our campus and the opportunities available to students from India. 

Student profiles 

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Agents and representatives

  • The University of Leicester has a representative in Tamil Nadu:

Vishnu Vankayala
University of Leicester India Office
4th Floor, AP-801,
G-Block 1st Street (Behind LKS)
Anna Nagar, Chennai - 040

+91 (0)44 4352 2078  

  • The University of Leicester works with several agents in India. For information about the agents with whom we work, please contact our South Asia team in the International Office.

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