President's Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme

This scholarship is for international (non-EU) students beginning a full-time, campus-based, undergraduate degree at Leicester in September 2020.

There is no need to apply for this scholarship. Students who are eligible for the scholarship will be considered automatically as part of the application process. Successful students will be notified when final results are submitted.

Award

The President scholarship award value is £2,500 for students achieving A level grades ABB or their equivalent, or £4,000 for students achieving AAA or the equivalent. This award is for each year of full-time study at the University, up to a maximum of three years.

Eligibility

The scholarship is available to students who achieve the above grades or equivalent and who join any undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester, excluding Medicine.

Indicative grades for International students

If your qualification is not listed below, please contact us at scholarships@le.ac.uk and we will be pleased to confirm the grade equivalence required.

Country Qualification £4000 Scholarship Award
£2,500 Scholarship Award
A-levels AAA ABB

International Baccalaureate 34 points 30 points
Canada High School Diploma/University GPA 90% (High School Diploma) or University GPA of between 3.5 and 3.7/4 depending on institution
85% (High School Diploma) or University GPA of between 3.2 and 3.5/4 depending on institution
Hong Kong SAR HKDSE 555 from: 
  • three electives
  • two electives plus English
  • two electives plus Maths if extended Maths is also taken
  • two electives plus Chinese (excluding offers for Economics degrees)
544 from:
  • three electives
  • two electives plus English
  • two electives plus Maths if extended Maths is also taken
  • two electives plus Chinese (excluding offers for Economics degrees)
India Standard XII 80% for central boards, Tamil Nadu or West Bengal state board
85% for all other state boards
75% for central boards, Tamil Nadu or West Bengal state board 80% for all other state boards
Malaysia STPM AAA ABB
Malaysia UEC AAAAAA AABBBB
USA (combinations of scores will be considered) Advanced Placement 444 + 443 +
USA (combinations of scores will be considered)
SAT Subject Tests
Score 1290 and 700+ in 2 subject tests, or 700+ in 3 subject tests
Score 650+ in 3 subject tests
USA (combinations of scores will be considered)
ACTs

30 ACT plus two AP exams at 4
27 ACT plus two AP exams at 3
West Indies CAPE I,I,I (1,1,1)
I,II,II (1,2,2)

Terms and conditions

  • You must be classified as an international student (non-EU) for fee purposes.
  • You must be starting a full-time, campus-based undergraduate course commencing in September 2020.
  • The scholarship will not apply for periods of industrial placement or overseas exchange, or if you suspend your studies for any reason.
  • 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 only receive the higher value award.
  • You cannot combine this scholarship with a full scholarship (for tuition fees and living costs) from any other source. You must inform us of any other scholarships/sponsorship currently held, or awarded at a later date. Our scholarship may be adjusted or withdrawn if other sources of funding have been awarded.
  • If you have secured an award from a non – University of Leicester scholarship you will still be considered for the President's Undergraduate Scholarship.
  • The scholarship is not available to students studying Medicine (MBChB).