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 an Aviva customer (or whose parents are) 20% fee discount
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
The President's Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme International (non-EU) students
10% fee discount
University of Leicester Scholarship Students who have completed the LEAP/MedLEAP or the ROP 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
Tier 1 Sports Scholarship Students who compete at international level £5,000, gym membership, additional support
Tier 2 Sports Scholarship Students who have competed at national level £500, gym membership, additional support
Tier 3 Sports Scholarship Students who have competed at 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 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.