International scholarships

The University offers a number of scholarships which international students are eligible to apply for. We also have links with external providers of scholarships for international students studying at Leicester. For further information, including full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to make an application, please visit the scholarship pages below.

Undergraduate scholarships and fee discounts

Scholarship Who is eligible? Value
President's Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme
International (non-EU) students £2,000 fee discount
College of Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme
International (non-EU) students 22%-28% fee reduction
Family Loyalty Discount
International (non-EU) students who have a close relative who is studying at, or graduated from, Leicester.
10% fee reduction
Aviva Scholarship
Students who are an Aviva customer (or whose parents are)
20% fee reduction

Postgraduate scholarships and fee discounts 

Scholarship Who is eligible?
Value
President's Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
International (non-EU) students
£3,500
College of Science and Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
International (non-EU) students
22%-28% fee reduction
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Students from developing Commonwealth countries See Commonwealth Scholarships site
Fulbright Scholarship Students from the USA, starting in 2019 Tuition fee waiver plus £12,950
Chevening Scholarship
International (non-EU) students  
Aviva Scholarship
International (non-EU) students who are an Aviva customer (or whose parents are)
20% fee reduction
Saïd Foundation Scholarships programme
Residents of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan or Palestine See Saïd Foundation website
Family Loyalty Discount
International (non-EU) students who have a close relative who is studying at, or graduated from, Leicester.
10% fee reduction
Centenary Alumni Discount
Anyone who has graduated from the University of Leicester 20% fee reduction
PhD funding opportunites
   

Scholarships and financial assistance

You should check in your own country whether scholarships are available for study overseas, either from your government or other organisations. A scholarships search can be reached from the Education UK database.

The British Council, which has offices around the world, can also provide information about financial assistance.

Scholarships will not normally cover your entire funding needs, so you are likely to need to look at a combination of funding sources, which may include scholarships, grants, loans and personal or family savings.

Almost all scholarships, including those offered by the University, offer only partial funding support, usually in the form of a contribution to fees. Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, and competition from well-qualified students is fierce. You also need to plan ahead, so that you can meet the deadlines for scholarship applications. Please note that you cannot apply for University scholarships until you have been offered a place.