The University of Leicester welcomes students from Iran.
You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the Iranian 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.
If you hold the High School Diploma you will usually need to complete 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
- Society and Culture
We also offer the International Year One for management programmes.
Once you have successfully completed the International Foundation Year, you will be able to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.
Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees
If you have taken the Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) and achieved grades of 14/20 or higher (particularly in relevant subjects) you may be considered for entry to a Bachelors degree.
If you hold the four-year High School Diploma with grades of at least 80% (16/20) plus the Kunkur (National Entrance Exam) you will be considered for entry to 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 one or two years of an undergraduate degree at an Iranian university, you may be considered for entry to a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades.
For more information about available degrees please see the individual course pages.
Postgraduate (Masters) degrees
If you hold a Bachelors degree with a minimum GPA of 13-15 out of 20 (depending on the subject that you wish to study) you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree.
For more information about available degree please see individual course pages.
PhDs and other research degrees
To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification) you must have an undergraduate (Bachelors) degree from a recognised Iranian university, usually in a related subject area, with a minimum GPA of 13-15 out of 20 (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.
Iranian student community
The University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world. In 2015-16 this included 10 students from Iran.
Discover what it's like to study at Leicester by reading our international student profiles.
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