Scholarships and discounts

The University of Leicester offers a range of scholarships

We are committed to attracting the brightest and the best students to Leicester regardless of background. At Leicester, we do not want fears about finance to stop prospective students from considering further study.

Please browse the list below to see if you qualify for any scholarships or, alternatively, take a look at the scholarships available to:

Please note that some of these scholarships are only available to students from certain countries.

All available scholarships and discounts

 Scholarship  Who is eligible?
 Value of scholarship
Alumni Scholarship
Anyone who has graduated from The University of Leicester with an undergraduate degree
10% or 20% fee discount (depending on start date)
Chevening Scholarship International (non-EU) students
See Chevening Scholarship website
College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology Alumni Loyalty Discount Scheme Anyone who has graduated from The University of Leicester with an undergraduate degree
20% fee discount
College of Science and Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme International (non-EU) students 22%-28% fee discount
College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Masters Excellence Scholarship UK/EU students with an excellent undergraduate record and who are considereing PhD study Full fee waiver 
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
Citizens of certain Commonwealth countries
 See Commonwealth Scholarships website
Distance learning funding sources Distance learning students
Various
Distance Learning Merit Scholarship Distance learning students who have already got a first class undergraduate honours degree   10% fee discount 
Distance Learning Full Fee Instalment Incentive Distance learning students who pay their tuition fee in full before the start of the course  5% fee discount
Family Loyalty Discount  International (non-EU) students who are the child, sibling or spouse of a current or former Leicester student  10% fee discount
 
Head of College Scholarship  International (non-EU) students  £2,500 
President's Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme International (non-EU) students £3,500
Santander Scholarship Students from one of the Santander network countries.
£5,000
Saïd Foundation Scholarship Residents of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan or Palestine
See Saïd Foundation website

Sport scholarships

Scholarship Who is eligible?  Value 
Golf Bursary Students who play golf Golf membership
Platinum Sports Scholarship Students who compete at international level £5,000, gym membership, additional support
Gold Sports Scholarship Students who have competed at national level £500, gym membership, additional support
Silver Sports Scholarship Students who have competed at county or regional level Gym membership, additional support

Music scholarships

Scholarship  Who is eligible? Value
Alumni Music Scholarship Students in their first year of study, who are Grade 6 or above
£500 for music lessons
Choral Scholarships at Leicester Cathedral
Students in their first year of study, who are Grade 6 or above
£500 for music lessons
Philharmonia Scholarship
Students in their first year of study, who are Grade 6 or above
£500 for music lessons