We welcome students from Pakistan!
If you have graduated with an Intermediate Certificate or High Secondary School Certificate (HSSC - year 12) 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 .
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 already completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at a Pakistani university, you may be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects.
- Credit transfer into the second year of a Bachelors degree may be possible.
For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.
Postgraduate (Masters) degrees
- If you hold a Bachelors degree with honours (four-year BA, BBA) with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4 you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree.
- If you hold a Bachelor’s degree with honours (BSc, BEng) with a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0 you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
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 a Bachelors degree with honours (four-year BA, BBA) from a recognised Pakistani university with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4, usually in a related subject area, (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
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 Pakistani 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.
- President's Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
College of Science and Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship: As a permanent resident of Pakistan you can receive up to 28% discount on the tuition fee for a full-time, taught postgraduate (Masters) laboratory-based degree if you meet or exceed the academic conditions of your offer. For a non-lab-based course, you will automatically receive a 10% discount on your tuition fee if you meet or exceed the academic conditions of your offer.
- The department of Biological Sciences may provide partial scholarships for students with very good marks. These scholarships are currently worth £1,500.
- There are Commonwealth Shared Scholarships available for some Masters courses.
- Any scholarships which are for a specific degree will be listed on the relevant course page.
Visits to your country
No visits planned at present.
Agents and Representatives
The University of Leicester works with several agents in Pakistan. For information about the agents with whom we work, please contact the International Office.
Partnerships with Pakistani institutions
The British Alumni Association of Pakistan (BAAP) is a society of UK graduates living in Pakistan. It was launched in 2003 and is a national network with chapters in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
This alumni association has formed a network of mutually benefiting and sustainable relationships, which also includes Chevening scholarship holders as well as self-financed graduates who have studied in the UK for a period of at least one year.
Members can benefit from sharing expertise, knowledge and information with people of similar educational background; offering and receiving career guidance and advice; and professional networking to establish contacts for business and career advancement. There are also social events including talks and seminars.