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India

Student sitting at a computer, whilst a lecturer points at something on the screen.The University of Leicester welcomes students from India.

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

Contact us

The Future Students Office can provide you with more information about studying in the UK at Leicester.

Regional Manager Vishnu Vankayala, and Sariga Vellila Gangadharan are both based in India and would be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have, put you in touch with one of our current students or recent alumni, or arrange an individual consultation at a time that is convenient for you.

You can contact the team via WhatsApp via (+91) 9840918381 or email (india@leicester.ac.uk). We aim to respond within two working days. Please visit our contact us page for details.

Get in touch via WhatsApp (+91) 9840918381

Useful information

The Apollo University (TAU) partnership

A programme partnership delivered by the University of Leicester and The Apollo University (TAU), part of the Apollo Hospitals Group, is the first official step to strengthen links with India and explore how collaborative education and research programmes can transform global healthcare.

The Computer Science undergraduate degree programme will see students begin their studies with two years at TAU in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India, with the opportunity to progress to their final year at the University of Leicester.

Find out more about the programme

Graduates

Hear from graduates from India from a variety of our postgraduate courses.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

If you have completed the standard XII awarded by the CISCE/CBSE, or another recognised state exam board, with at least 75% overall, you may be considered for admission to a first year Bachelors degree. For many courses at the University of Leicester, you will need 80% overall or higher, along with higher individual marks of 85% in relevant subjects.

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 an Indian 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. We also have progression arrangements with some partner institutions in India, which allow advance entry to certain University of Leicester courses. Please contact the International Office for further information.

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

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bachelors degree from an Indian University with a First class classification or a B grade or 65% you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree.

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

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification) you must have an undergraduate (Bachelors) degree, usually in a related subject area, with a First class classification and a minimum average of 60/75% (offers may vary depending on the intended subject of study) which is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (also known as a 2:1) from a recognised Indian university.

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.

We also accept, as evidence of English language skills, an undergraduate degree from one of the following Indian universities (including affiliated colleges):

  • Anna University
  • Mumbai University
  • Pune University
  • Bangalore University
  • University of Delhi
  • University of Madras
  • Indian Institutes of Management (IIM)
  • Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)
IELTS   6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5
India National Board Standard XII 70% 70% 80% 80%
India State Board Standard XII 80% 80% 90% 90%

Indian student community

portrait of Oishi, student blogger

The 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.

"The facilities at Leicester are amazing. It has a fantastic sports centre and a brilliant library." - Oishi, Software and Electronic Engineering BA

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