Scholarships, bursaries and discounts

We are committed to attracting the brightest and the best students to Leicester regardless of background. At Leicester, we don't want fears about finance to stop prospective students from considering university.

Available scholarships

Please check each page carefully for full details of eligibility and criteria.

Scholarship Who is eligible? Value
Aviva Scholarship Programme Students who are (or are children of) an Aviva customer and from certain countries 20% fee discount
College of Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship
International (non-EU) students
22%-28% 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 are the child, sibling or spouse of a current or former Leicester student  10% fee discount
ISC Foundation Year Scholarship International (non-EU) students who complete the ISC Foundation Year.
1-% fee reduction
ISC High Achiever's Award
International (non-EU) students who complete the ISC Foundation Year.
£2,500 fee reduction
The President's Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme International (non-EU) students
10% fee discount
Santander Scholarship Students from certain countries (including UK) £5,000 fee discount
University of Leicester Scholarship Students who have completed the Leicester Enhanced Access Programme (LEAP/MedLEAP) or the Realising Opportunities scheme or who have a household income below £25,000
£1,000 per year

Sport scholarships

Please check each page carefully for full details of eligibility and criteria.

Scholarship Who is eligible? Value
Golf Bursary Students who play golf Golf membership
Platinum Sports Scholarship Students who compete at international level £5,000, gym membership, additional support
Gold Sports Scholarship Students who have competed at national level £500, gym membership, additional support
Silver Sports Scholarship Students who have competed at county or regional level Gym membership, additional support

Music scholarships

Please check each page carefully for full details of eligibility and criteria.

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

Other sources of funding

  • Student-specific support for school leavers, mature students, care leavers, disabled students, students with children and students with adult dependants.
  • Course-specific support for students taking a year abroad or a year in industry, or studying for a four-year M-level degree or a medical degree, or studying part-time, or who already have a degree.
  • Support for students taking an undergraduate degree by distance learning.
International (non-EU) students
International (non-EU) students who complete the ISC Foundation Year.
International (non-EU) students who complete the ISC Foundation Year.