The University of Leicester welcomes students from Caribbean countries.

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


If you do not meet the entry requirements for a Bachelors degree you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate programme 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 are studying for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) then you can apply for entry to an undergraduate degree. A typical offer would be passes in three 2-unit CAPE subjects with grades I, II, II (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.

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

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold an upper second class honours Bachelors degree from a recognised university you will be considered for entry to a Master’s 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 upper second class honours undergraduate (Bachelors) degree from a recognised university, usually in a related subject area (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.

Agents in your region

We work with the following agent in the Caribbean:

Caribbean student community

The University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world. In 2015-16 this included 18 students from the Caribbean.

“The best thing about studying at Leicester is that the tutors are extremely supportive and show a keen interest in ensuring that students excel.” - Edith, International Education MA

Read more about Edith’s time at Leicester.

Student societies

Other sources of information