France

The University of Leicester welcomes students from France. 

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


Your International Office team

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Please visit our contact us page for details.


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Entry requirements 

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

  • If you have completed (or will complete) the Baccalauréat or Option Internationale du Baccalauréat you will typically require a pass with grade 13/20 to begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree (depending on the subject you wish to study). 
  • 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. 
  • If you have completed the European Baccalaureate then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. 85% would be the equivalent to a grade A in a British A-level; 77% would be equivalent to a grade B.

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

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bachelors degree, Licence, Diplôme D’Ingénieur or Diplôme from an école supérieure or a higher qualification from a recognised university with a minimum mark of 11 (depending on the subject 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 French university, usually in a related subject area, or a Licence, Diplôme D’Ingénieur or Diplôme from an école supérieure or higher qualification (depending on the subject 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

The University of Leicester has around 13,000 full-time, campus-based students, many of which travel from all over the world to study with us.

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


Student Societies


Exchange opportunities

We have partnership agreements with universities in your country. If you are currently studying an undergraduate degree in your home country it may be possible to study with us for a semester or a year. Please check with your home university whether they have a partnership with Leicester or whether your studies with us could be taken as an accredited part of your degree.


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