College of Science and Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

A tuition fee discount of 22% - 28% if you achieve certain grades - is available to international students from eligible countries in Asia and Africa who apply for a postgraduate (Masters) degree within one of the departments in our College of Science and Engineering, starting at Leicester in September 2019.

There is no need to apply for this scholarship. Eligible students will be automatically considered. If successful, you will be notified when final results are available.

Eligible departments

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Informatics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Astronomy

Eligible countries

Asia and Middle East

Country Grade required for 28% discount
Bangladesh First class undergraduate degree plus Masters degree
Bhutan First class undergraduate degree, minimum 65%
Brunei GPA 4.0
India First class undergraduate degree, minimum 65%
Indonesia GPA 3.5
Malaysia GPA 3.2
Nepal First class undergraduate degree, minimum 65%
Pakistan CGPA 3.0
Singapore First class undergraduate degree
Sri Lanka First class undergraduate degree, minimum 65%
Thailand GPA 3.0
UAE GPA 3.2 out of 4.0; or 4.0 out of 5.0 


28% discount available for applicants with a first class undergraduate degree (16/20 if using the French system)

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Republic of Congo
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Conditions of the award

  • You must be classified as an international (non-EU) student for fee purposes.
  • The fee discount will be calculated on the basis of the standard tuition fee, excluding components for ‘with industry’ degrees.
  • In accordance with scholarship guidelines, students are allowed to hold only one University of Leicester scholarship, awarded either centrally or by a department. If you are awarded more than one scholarship, you will therefore receive only the higher value award.
  • The scholarship is only valid for entry in September 2019.
  • If you currently have a conditional offer of a place at the University, you will still need to fulfil any conditions stated on your offer letter.
  • The scholarship is only available for campus-based courses.

For more information, please email