The University of Leicester welcomes students from Pakistan.
You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the Pakistani 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 Pakistani university, you may be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects.
Credit transfer into the second year of a Bachelors degree may be possible.
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 with honours (four-year BA, BBA) with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4 you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree.
For entry to a Masters degree in Informatics or Engineering, you should have a Bachelors degree with honours (BSc, BEng) with a minimum GPA of 2.7/4.0.
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 a Bachelors degree with honours (four-year BA, BBA) from a recognised Pakistani university with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4, usually in a related subject area, (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.
Scholarships and funding opportunities
Students from Pakistan who start a postgraduate law degree (LLM) in 2018 are eligible for a 15% fee discount.
Agents in your region
We work with agents in the following regions of Pakistan:
- HR Consultants, Faisalabad
- Education Resources Network, Islamabad
- HR Consultants, Islamabad
- PFL Group International, Islamabad
- British Canadian International Education (BCIE) UK, Islamabad
- Success Factor, Islamabad
- Education Inc, Karachi
- HR Consultants, Karachi
- INDEX Career & Education Advisory Service, Karachi
- Success Factor, Karachi
- PFL Group International, Islamabad
- ABN Overseas Education, Lahore
- British Canadian International Education (BCIE) UK, Lahore
- FM Consultants, Lahore
- HR Consultants, Lahore
- PFL Group International, Lahore
- Success Factor, Lahore
- HR Consultants, Multan
- HR Consultants, Peshawar
- HR Consultants, Rawalpindi
- Success Factor, Sialkot
Pakistani student community
The University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world. In 2015-16 this included 40 students from Pakistan.
"The best thing about Leicester is the diversity of the University and the city, which gives this place its vibrance and colour." - Usman, BSc Communications, Media and Society
The British Alumni Association of Pakistan (BAAP) is a society of UK graduates living in Pakistan. It was launched in 2003 and is a national network with chapters in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
This alumni association has formed a network of mutually benefiting and sustainable relationships, which also includes Chevening scholarship holders as well as self-financed graduates who have studied in the UK for a period of at least one year.
Members can benefit from sharing expertise, knowledge and information with people of similar educational background; offering and receiving career guidance and advice; and professional networking to establish contacts for business and career advancement. There are also social events including talks and seminars.