International scholarships

We offer many competitive scholarships for our international students. Details of the awards, application process, terms and conditions and application deadlines for students beginning their studies in September 2020 or January 2021 can be found below.

Please check your course page and Department/School website for any specific scholarships.

Undergraduate scholarships and fee discounts

Scholarship Who is eligible? Value
President's Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme
International (non-EU) students Scholarship worth up to £4,000
College of Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme
International (non-EU) students Scholarship worth up to £5,600
ULSB Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme
For students from eligible countries who join an undergraduate degree in our School of Business in September 2020
£2,000 per year

Family Loyalty Discount
International (non-EU) students who have a close relative who is studying at, or graduated from, Leicester.
10% fee reduction
Sanctuary Scholarships Asylum seekers Tuition fee waiver + £3,500 per year
GSC Principal’s Award
Highest achieving students completing a foundation programme at the Leicester Global Study Centre (GSC).
£10% fee reduction
GSC High Achiever’s Award
Given to the top performing student from each Foundation Stream at the Leicester Global Study Centre (GSC).
Tuition fee waiver of £2,500 per year

Postgraduate scholarships and fee discounts 

Scholarship Who is eligible?
Value
President's Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
International (non-EU) students
Scholarship worth £3,000
College of Science and Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
International (non-EU) students
Scholarship worth up to £5,600
ULSB Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
For students from eligible countries who join a postgraduate degree in our School of Business in September 2020

£3,000 per year
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
Sanctuary Scholarships Asylum seekers Tuition fee waiver + £3,500 per year
LLM Scholarships  For students from eligible countries who join the LLM Program  Scholarship worth up to £2,300 

Postgraduate Research Scholarships

External scholarships (UG/PGT/PGR)

You may be eligible for the below scholarships offered by external organisations in cooperation with the University.

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.