Australia

The University of Leicester welcomes students from Australia.

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

Useful information

Entry requirements

Foundation

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 complete a senior secondary certificate of education which meets the matriculation requirements of universities in Australia, you will be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree.

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 Australian 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.

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

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

For most Masters degree at Leicester you will need a four-year Bachelors (Honours) degree with a 2:1 Distinction, although some courses may also welcome applicants with a 2:2 Credit.

We also welcome applications from students with a three-year Bachelors degree from an Australian university. For ordinary degrees, requirements are typically 70% for courses requiring a UK 2:1, and 60% for course requiring a UK 2:2.

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 Australian Bachelors degree with honours from a recognised Australian university, 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

International student community

students walking around Oadby Student Village

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.

Discover what it's like to study at Leicester by reading our international student profiles

Student societies

Exchange opportunities

We have partnership agreements with universities in your country. If you are currently studying an undergraduate degree in your home country it may be possible to study with us for a semester or a year. Please check with your home university whether they have a partnership with Leicester or whether your studies with us could be taken as an accredited part of your degree.

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