India

The University of Leicester welcomes students from India.

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


Your International Officer

Portrait of Vishnu Vankayala

The International Officer for India is Vishnu Vankayala who is based in our Chennai office.

If you would like more information about studying at Leicester, please contact Vishnu at:

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

+91 (0)44 4352 2078
vv20@le.ac.uk

Alternatively, visit our contact us page for more ways to contact the International Office.


Useful information


Entry requirements

Foundation

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.

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 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)

Indian student community

portrait of Oishi, student bloggerThe 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.

Oishi, Software and Electronic Engineering BA

"The facilities at Leicester are amazing. It has a fantastic sports centre and a brilliant library." 

Read more about Oishi's time studying at Leicester.


Student Societies


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