We welcome students from Iraq

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Entry requirements


If you graduate from Secondary school with the Baccalaureate (I’idadiya) 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 International Study Centre website.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) or you have completed successfully the first year in a recognised University in Iraq then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bachelors degree from a recognised University in Iraq you will be considered for entry to a Master's degree. The offer you receive will depend on the subject that you wish to study.

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 Iraqi university, usually in a related subject area (depending on the subject that you wish to study).

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.


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