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. Have a look at some of our available scholarships.

Centenary Scholarship for Excellence

In our centenary year, we’re offering the Centenary Scholarship for Excellence to high achieving students. Make Leicester your firm choice and you could be eligible for generous financial support up to £4,000. These inclusive, uncapped Scholarships are designed for a broad range of qualification holders (including BTEC), eligibility will be based on tariff scores.  

Find out more about Centenary Scholarship for Excellence

President's Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme

This is for international (non-EU) students beginning a full-time, campus-based, undergraduate degree at Leicester.

Find out if you're eligible

University of Leicester Scholarship

A means tested scholarship of £1000 to support UK and EU students on low incomes

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Scholarship Who is eligible? Value
Aviva Scholarship Programme Students who are an Aviva customer (or whose parents are) 20% fee discount
Centenary Scholarship Students who have overcome adversity or made sacrifices
The closing date for 2019 entries has now passed
Centenary Scholarship for Excellence High-achieving students £500-£4,000
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 have a close relative who is studying at, or graduated from, Leicester
10% fee discount
Mature Student Scholarship UK/EU students aged over 21 £1,000
The President's Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme International (non-EU) students
10% fee discount
Sanctuary Scholarships Asylum seekers fee waiver + £3,500 per year
Stoneygate Awards Students who have overcome adversity or made sacrifices
The closing date for 2019 entries has now passed
University of Leicester Scholarship Students who have completed the LEAP/MedLEAP, ROP Scheme, Pathways to Law or who have a household income below £25,000
£1,000 per year

Course scholarships

Any scholarships which are available for specific courses are listed in the Fees and Funding section of the relevant course page. Search for a course

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 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

International (non-EU) students
International (non-EU) students who complete the ISC Foundation Year.
International (non-EU) students who complete the ISC Foundation Year.

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.

Funding sources

Find out more about funding your course if you are a distance learner, a mature student, a care leaver, a disabled student, a student with children or a student with an adult dependant.

Browse funding options