We welcome students from Taiwan!

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Entry requirements


If you have graduated from High School in Taiwan you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree in the UK. For information about the International Foundation Year please see the International Study Centre website.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

  • If you have taken a Junior College Diploma, you will be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree. In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for second year entry.
  • 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 Taiwanese university, you may be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects.

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

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you have been awarded a four-year Bachelors degree you can be considered for entry to a Masters degree at Leicester.

Our requirements depend on the rank of the university from which you graduated and your chosen Masters degree:

  • If you studied at a national university or one of the leading private universities in Taiwan you may be asked for 75% overall when applying for a degree in Arts, Humanities, Law or Social Science. For other degrees, the score required may be slightly lower.
  • If you studied at another university you may require 80-85%.
  • Some individual modules relevant to your chosen Masters degree may require specific scores.

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 four-year Bachelor' degree from a recognised Taiwanese university with approximately 75% overall, 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

Please see details of our 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.


Visits to your country

Date Event Location Representative
14 – 15 October 2016 British Council European Education Fair Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC) Hall 3 (世貿三館 Dr Stephanie Bostock and Vicky Chadderton
7 – 12 January 2017 UKEAS Taiwan UniTour Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung Dr Stephanie Bostock

Agents and Representatives

The University of Leicester works with several agents in Taiwan. For information about the agents with whom we work, please contact Dr Stephanie Bostock in the International Office .

Other sources of information