Germany

The University of Leicester welcomes students from Germany.

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


Your International Officer

portrait of Stephanie BostockThe International Officer for Germany is Dr Stephanie Bostock.

If you would like more information about studying at Leicester, there are many ways you can get in touch. Please visit our contact us page for details.


Useful information


Entry requirements

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

  • If you have completed (or will complete) the Abitur you will typically require a pass with grade 1.5 overall 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 for entry requirements.
  • 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 individual course pages.

Postgradute (Masters) degrees

  • If you hold a Bachelors degree with ‘gut’ or higher you can be considered for a Masters Degree course.
  • If you hold the Erste Staatsexamen/Magister Artium/Diplom you can be considered for a Masters Degree course.

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 a Bachelors degree with ‘gut’ or higher from a recognised German university, usually in a related subject area, or the Erste Staatsexamen/Magister Artium/Diplom (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.


Upcoming visits to your country

Date Event Location
Representative
21-14 November 2016 British Council Education UK Higher Education Fairs Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich

Dr Stephanie Bostock


International student community

students walking around Oadby Student VillageThe 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.

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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