The University of Leicester welcomes students from Chile.

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

The Future Students Office team

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.

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Entry requirements

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 Chilean university, you may be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelor's degree if you have studied relevant subjects.

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

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bachelors degree (Licenciatura) with a minimum average of 4.6-5.0/7.0 you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree (depending on the subject you wish to study).

For more information about available degrees 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 (Licenciatura) from a recognised Chilean university, usually in a related subject area, with a minimum average of 4.6/7.0 (depending on the subject 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

The University of Leicester offers a number of scholarships for new international students.


  • President's Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
  • CONICYT-Becas Chile: Becas Chile offer scholarships for postgraduate studies overseas. The University of Leicester has an agreement with CONICYT to fund Chilean students for campus-based Masters degrees in TESOL; Applied Linguistics and TESOL; and International Education. This includes up to six weeks of free English language training before your degree, if you need to improve your English. For further information, please see the CONICYT website (Prof. de la Educacion) or contact Caroline Berry in the International Office.
  • Grupo Santander Créditos de Estudio: Santander Bank offers loans for postgraduate studies abroad.
  • Any scholarships which are for a specific degree will be listed on the relevant course page.

Visit our scholarships page for more funding opportunities.

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.

Student Societies

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