The University of Leicester welcomes students from Japan.
You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the Japanese student community.
The Future Students Office
The Future Students Office can provide you with more information about studying in the UK at Leicester.
Please visit our contact us page for details.
Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees
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 Japanese university, you may be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects.
If you do not meet the entry requirements for one of our courses, you can apply for an International Foundation Year run by the Global Study Centre. The GSC provides academic support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.
For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.
Postgraduate (Masters) degrees
If you hold a Bachelors degree from Japan you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree. Grade requirements vary according to the degree you are applying for, but generally we would ask for a minimum GPA of 3.0.
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 from a recognised Japanese university, usually in a related subject area, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (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.
Agents in your region
We work with the following agents in Japan:
- British Education Office (BEO), Tokyo and Osaka
- Study International UK (SI-UK), Tokyo and Osaka
- Ms Yuko Fukumoto, Osaka
Japanese student community
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 quality of support offered to international students is very high and the city is safe, quiet and a good place for studying." - Kyoko, Bioinformatics Msc
Read more about Kyoko's time studying at Leicester.