Scholarships and discounts

We are committed to attracting the brightest and the best students to Leicester regardless of background. At Leicester, we do not want fears about finance to stop prospective students from considering further study.

Please browse the list below to see if you qualify for any scholarships or, alternatively, take a look at the scholarships available to:

Please note that some of these scholarships are only available to students from certain countries.

All available scholarships and discounts

Scholarship Who is eligible?
Value of scholarship
Centenary Alumni Discount
Anyone who has graduated from the University of Leicester
20% fee discount
Chevening Scholarship International (non-EU) students
See Chevening Scholarship website
College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Masters Excellence Scholarship UK/EU campus-based students Tuition fee waiver + £9,000 stipend
College of Science and Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme International (non-EU) students 22%-28% fee discount
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Students from developing Commonwealth countries See Commonwealth Scholarships site
Distance Learning Merit Scholarship Distance learning students who have a first class undergraduate honours degree   10% fee discount 
Distance Learning Full Fee Instalment Incentive Distance learning students who pay their tuition fee in full before the start of the course  5% fee discount
Family Loyalty Discount  International (non-EU) students who have a close relative who is studying at, or graduated from, Leicester
10% fee discount
Fulbright Scholarship Students from the USA, starting in 2021 Tuition fee waiver + £14,000
LLM Scholarship International students applying to the School of Law
Scholarship worth up to £2,300
Saïd Foundation Scholarship Residents of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan or Palestine
See Saïd Foundation website
Sanctuary Scholarships Asylum seekers Tuition fee waiver + £3,500 per year
University of Leicester School of Business Postgraduate Scholarship International students applying to the School of Business £3,000
China Solidarity Scholarship Applications for this scholarship are now closed.

Sport scholarships

Our Sports Scholarships offer students at the University additional support so that they may continue their sporting lives alongside their academic studies while at Leicester. The programme consists of a number of elements across different areas that look to help a student reach their potential.

Music scholarships

Scholarship  Who is eligible? Value
Alumni Music Scholarship Students in their first year of study, who are Grade 6 or above
£500 for music lessons
Choral Scholarships at Leicester Cathedral
Students with choir-singing experience
Philharmonia Scholarship
Students in their first year of study, who are Grade 6 or above
£500 for music lessons