Canada

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Entry requirements

Foundation

For information about the International Foundation Year please see the International Study Centre website.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

  • If you complete secondary school studies (Grade 12) - or in Quebec, the Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) - you will be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree.
  • 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 Canadian university, you may be considered for entry to the first or second year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects and/or modules.

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

Law students only:

Please note that you can only start from the first year of a Law degree. No credit transfer or exemptions are given. To apply for the two-year LLB (Graduate Entry) degree you will need to hold a Bachelors degree with a B average or equivalent GPA or percentage mark. If you have lower grades you may be considered for the three-year LLB degree.

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bachelors degree with a B average or equivalent GPA or percentage mark you will typically be considered for entry to a Masters degree. Higher marks, either overall or in relevant courses, may be required for admission to some Masters degrees. 

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 Canadian university, usually in a related subject area, with a B average or equivalent GPA or percentage mark (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 government or other organisations.

Postgraduate

Visits to your country

There are no visits planned at present.

Exchange agreements

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