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.

Your International Office Team

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

Please visit our contact us page for details.

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Entry requirements


If you have graduated from High School with the standard XII awarded by the CISCE/CBSE or another recognised state exam board, with an overall percentage less than 75/80 (depending on which subject you wish to study) you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree at Leicester.

If you need to do a foundation year, the University of Leicester International Study Centre (ISC) offer an International Foundation Year in:

  • Economics and Management 
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Science
  • Society and Culture

We also offer the International Year One for management programmes.

Once you’ve successfully completed the International Foundation Year, you’ll be able to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.

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 inidvidual 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 and an average of at least 60/75% (depending on the subject that you wish to study), 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)

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

Read more about Oishi's time studying at Leicester.

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