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
Aviva Scholarship Programme International (non-EU) students who are an Aviva customer (or whose parents are)
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 plus £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 2019 Tuition fee waiver plus £12,950
President's Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme International (non-EU) students £3,500
Saïd Foundation Scholarship Residents of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan or Palestine
See Saïd Foundation website

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
£1,000
Philharmonia Scholarship
Students in their first year of study, who are Grade 6 or above
£500 for music lessons

Funding sources

Find out more about the ways in which you can fund your postgraduate course if you are a distance learner.

Browse funding options