We offer many competitive scholarships for our international students. Details of the awards, application process, terms and conditions and application deadlines can be found via the links below. Please note that some scholarship details are yet to be confirmed for this academic year. In this case, you will see the previous year’s details for illustration only. We will publish the current details as soon as it is made available.
Please check your course page and Department/School website for any specific scholarships.
Undergraduate scholarships and fee discounts
|Scholarship||Who is eligible?||Value|
|Family Loyalty Discount
||International fee-paying students who have a close relative who is studying at, or graduated from, Leicester.
||10% fee reduction|
|Sanctuary Scholarships||UK-based applicants who are seeking asylum or have been granted leave to remain following an application for asylum in the UK||Tuition fee waiver + £3,500 per year|
|Leicester Global Study Centre - International UG Merit Scholarship
International students who have completed a pathway programme at Leicester Global Study Centre (LGSC) and are beginning a full-time, campus-based, undergraduate degree (excluding Medicine) at the University of Leicester
£3,000 or £5,000 per year
|International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship||International fee-paying students||£3,000 or £5,000 per year|
Postgraduate scholarships and fee discounts
|Scholarship||Who is eligible?
|College of Science and Engineering International PGT Merit Scholarship (available for January 2024)||International fee-paying students applying for a masters degree in the College of Science and Engineering
||£3,000 or £5,000 per year|
|Family Loyalty Discount (available for January 2024)
||International-fee-paying students who have a close relative who is studying at, or graduated from, Leicester.
||10% fee reduction
|Alumni Discount (available for January 2024)
||Anyone who has graduated from the University of Leicester||20% fee reduction|
|Afghan Warm Welcome Scholarship||Masters or Postgraduate Afghan students in the UK||Tuition fee waiver + stipend|
|Biological Sciences International PGT Merit Scholarship||International fee-paying students applying for a postgraduate degree programme in Biological Sciences||£3,000 per year|
|Sanctuary Scholarships||UK-based applicants who are seeking asylum or have been granted leave to remain following an application for asylum in the UK||Tuition fee waiver + support package|
|Media, Communications and Sociology International PGT Merit Scholarship (available for January 2024)||International fee-paying students applying for a postgraduate degree in the School of Media, Communications and Sociology||£3,000 or £5,000 per year|
|ULSB International PGT Merit Scholarship (available for January 2024)||International fee-paying students applying for a postgraduate taught degree in the School of Business
||£3,000 per year|
|Ukraine Conflict DL Sanctuary Scholarship||Any postgraduate distance-learning student whose access to higher education has been restricted due to the conflict in Ukraine.
||Full tuition fee waiver|
|International Postgraduate Merit Scholarship (September 2024)||International-fee-paying students accepted for a Masters degree starting in September 2024.||£3,000 or £5,000 per year|
Distance Learning Scholarships
Postgraduate Research Scholarships
You may be eligible for these scholarships offered by external organisations in cooperation with the University.
- Chevening Scholarship
- Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
- Commonwealth Masters Scholarship
- Fulbright Scholarship
- Saïd Foundation Scholarship Programme
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. You can also find scholarships from searching on 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.