The University of Leicester welcomes students from Peru.

You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the Peruvian 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 have completed the Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa you will need to take a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree 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 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 Peruvian 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 (Título de Licenciado/Título Profesional) with a minimum average of 13/20 you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree (depending on the subject you wish to study). If you hold a Bachiller with a minimum average of 15/20 you may be considered for entry to some Masters degrees.

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 (Título de Licenciado/Título Profesional) from a recognised Peruvian university, usually in a related subject area, with a minimum average of 13/20 (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

We have a limited number of University of Leicester Santander Scholarships from Banco Santander. These are worth up to £5,000 and are available for any full-time campus-based course (undergraduate or postgraduate).


  • President's Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 
  • Leicester is an approved university for PRONABEC Beca Presidente de la República students for relevant subject areas including Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Information and Communications Technologies, Environmental Sciences, Basic Sciences (including physics, chemistry, mathematics and biochemistry), Education, Engineering and Materials Science. More information on the scheme can be found on the Universities UK International website and the official PRONABEC site. Please contact the International Office ( for questions regarding PRONABEC and applying to Leicester.
  • Any scholarships which are for a specific degree will be listed on the relevant course page.

Visit our scholarships page for more finding 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.

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

Student Societies

Other sources of information