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International students

At Leicester you will be part of a truly global community of staff and students from over 150 countries.


We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, many with industry options. We also have scholarships available for all international fee-paying students of £3,000-£5,000 per year of study.

Our vibrant, low-cost and multi-cultural city will make you feel right at home, no matter where in the world you are coming from. Leicester is only one hour away from London by train and has great transport links to other UK cities including Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester.

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Gold Award

We have been awarded gold in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF 2023 Gold Award logo - Teaching Excellence Framework

Top 30 in the UK

We are in the top 30 in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), according to analysis by Times Higher Education

REF 2021 award logo - Research Excellence Framework

26th in the UK

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024

Times Higher Education World University Rankings award logo

Reasons to study at Leicester

An affordable city for students

Leicester was named as the 9th most affordable UK city for student living in Natwest’s Student Living Index 2023.

Guaranteed student accommodation

All of our new first year students are guaranteed an offer of university-managed student accommodation.

Personal tutor assigned to each student

A personal tutor is a member of the academic staff who’s behind you all the way from the start of your courses to graduation with student support and guidance.

Study abroad or industry placement options

Many of our undergraduate and postgraduate taught (Master's) courses offer study abroad or industry placement opportunities.

Become part of our global alumni community

From the day you graduate, you become part of our global community of over 200,000 Leicester alumni.

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