Republic of Ireland
The University of Leicester welcomes students from the Republic of Ireland.
You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses and information about the Irish 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.
Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees
If you have completed (or will complete) the Irish Leaving Certificate you will typically require five Higher level subjects - with grade A2 in two subjects and B3 in three subjects - to begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree (depending on the subject you wish to study).
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 completed the European Baccalaureate then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. 85% would be the equivalent to a grade A in a British A-level; 77% would be equivalent to a grade B.
For more information about available courses please see individual course pages.
Postgraduate (Masters) degrees
If you hold a Bachelors Degree from a recognised university, with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Grade I) or Second Class Honours (Grade II) you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree (depending on the subject you wish to study).
For more information about courses please see individual course pages.
PhDs and other research degrees
To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification) you must have a Bachelors Degree from a recognised university, with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Grade I) or Second Class Honours (Grade II) (depending on the subject you wish to study).).
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
The University of Leicester has around 13,000 full-time, campus-based students, many of which travel from all over the world to study with us.
Discover what it's like to study at Leicester by reading our international student profiles…