After applying

Accepting your offer

You can accept your offer by going to UCAS Track, although you'll only be able to do this after you've received decisions from all of the universities that you applied to.

If your offers are conditional on exam results or other requirements, you'll usually need to make a firm choice and an insurance choice.

After this you will receive further instructions about what to do next, including how to pay and how to register as a student.

If you have any queries at any stage, please contact our Admissions team on admissions@leicester.ac.uk or +44 (0)116 252 5281.

Unconditional offers

A small number of applicants each year receive an unconditional offer. This is an offer of a place on your chosen course with no conditions or requirements. For example, if you have taken a break between leaving school or college and are applying to university then you will already know your A-level grades when you apply, and so will we, enabling us to make you an unconditional offer.

If your application form is exceptionally impressive, we may make you a dual offer. We will take into account all of the information available to us, including your personal statement, your teacher’s reference and your GCSE results. Your offer will show the standard conditional offer for your chosen course and also the unconditional offer if you make us your firm choice. If you make Leicester your firm choice your offer will be updated on UCAS Track and you will be issued with a new offer letter.

If we make you an unconditional offer ahead of your A-levels, that demonstrates our confidence that you have the necessary qualities to excel on one of our degrees. Without any concern about reaching certain grades, you will be able to focus on achieving excellent A-level results that will be an indicator for prospective employers when you start applying for jobs. The fact that you received an unconditional offer will also look pretty good on your CV!

Responding to an unconditional offer

You don’t have to accept your unconditional offer straight away. However, in order to receive the unconditional offer you must select Leicester as your firm choice. 

We do hope that you will make Leicester your firm choice and would very much like the opportunity to meet you at one of our Offer Holder Days which we hold between December and April.

Meeting the conditions of your offer

A conditional offer means that you are required to meet certain conditions before beginning your degree with us.

A condition may be:

  • Getting the required A-level results (or an equivalent qualification)
  • Sending us further information, such as copies of qualifications or references
  • Achieving a certain score in an English language test 

We will be notified of your A-level results by UCAS and if you have got the grades that you needed, we will make your offer unconditional. You will be notified of this through UCAS.

If English is not your first language, you may need evidence that you meet the appropriate English language requirement for your course. If you have not met that requirement you can attend one of our English Language Teaching Unit's pre-sessional English courses to reach the appropriate level before your degree begins. Once you have completed the pre-sessional course and passed a University of Leicester English test you can progress to your chosen degree. Please visit the English Language Teaching Unit website for more details and to apply.

If you're an international student and you do not meet the entry requirements for your undergraduate course, you can complete an International Foundation Year or International Year One at the University of Leicester International Study Centre (ISC). When you have successfully completed the course, you can progress to your chosen degree. Please visit the International Study Centre website for more information and to apply.