International scholarships

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

Citizens of Change 100 Scholarship

To mark one hundred years since the university opened, we’re offering 100 Citizens of Change scholarships to new undergraduate students. All you have to do to apply is record a video (60 seconds max.) in response to the question “What do you want to change?” This could be anything from your future or crime in your community, to the climate crisis or people’s health.

Find out more about our Citizens of Change 100 Scholarships

Undergraduate scholarships and fee discounts

Scholarship Who is eligible? Value
Citizens of Change 100 Scholarship Any student with an offer from the University of Leicester 50% discount on Year 1 fees
College of Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme
International (non-EU) students Scholarship worth up to £5,600
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
University of Leicester School of Business Undergraduate Scholarship Students applying to the School of Business £2,000 per year

Postgraduate scholarships and fee discounts 

Scholarship Who is eligible?
Value
College of Science and Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship
International (non-EU) students applying for a degree in the College of Science and Engineering, starting January 2022
22%-28% fee discount
College of Science and Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship International (non-EU) students applying for a degree in the College of Science and Engineering, starting September 2022 or later
Up to £5,000 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 + support package
LLM Scholarship Students applying to the School of Law £2,300
ULSB Postgraduate Scholarship International students applying for a degree in the School of Business, starting January 2022
£3,000 per year
ULSB Postgraduate Scholarship International students applying for a degree in the School of Business, starting September 2022 or later
£3,000 per year

Postgraduate Research Scholarships

External scholarships

You may be eligible for these 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.