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 Available to students from... Value
President's Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme
Non-EU countries 10% fee reduction
College of Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme
Certain Asian or African countries. You must be applying for a science degree. 22%-28% fee reduction
Family Loyalty Discount
Non-EU countries. You must have a close relative who is studying at, or graduated from, Leicester.
10% fee reduction
ISC Foundation Year Scholarship
Non-EU countries. You must be completing a course at the Leicester International Study Centre.
10% fee reduction
ISC High Achiever's Award
Non-EU countries. You must be completing a course at the Leicester International Study Centre.
£2,500 each year
Aviva Scholarship
Certain Asian countries
20% fee reduction
Santander Scholarship
Certain countries
£5,000

Postgraduate scholarships and fee discounts 

Scholarship Available to students from...
Value
President's Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
Non-EU countries
£3,500
Head of College Scholarship Scheme
Non-EU countries
£2,500
College of Science and Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
Certain Asian or African countries. You must be applying for a science degree.
22%-28% fee reduction
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships
Commonwealth countries  
Fulbright Scholarship (2019 start) USA £12.950 + fee waiver
Santander Scholarship
Certain countries
£5,000
Chevening Scholarship
   
Aviva Scholarship
Certain Asian countries
20% fee reduction
Saïd Foundation Scholarships programme
Certain Middle Eastern countries  
Family Loyalty Discount
Non-EU countries. You must have a close relative who is studying at, or graduated from, Leicester.
10% fee reduction
Alumni Loyalty Discount
Anywhere. You must have studied your undergraduate degree at Leicester or spent a year here on a placement. 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, by clicking in the 'Find a Scholarship' box on the right-hand side.

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.