University scholarships, bursaries and discounts

For over a century, we have always strived to change the world by supporting the best and brightest. We believe that no-one should be denied the opportunity of a University of Leicester education because of their circumstances. We also believe that talent and hard work should be rewarded and offer a range of university scholarships to help you achieve your dreams.

Browse our range of financial support options from sports and sanctuary university scholarships to our unique Citizens of Change 100 scholarship to see which ones you are eligible for.

Scholarships for UK students

Scholarship Who is eligible? Value
Scholarship Care Leavers Bursary Who is eligible? Care leavers under 25 Value £2,000 per year
Scholarship Citizens of Change 100 Scholarship Who is eligible? Anyone holding an offer of a place at Leicester Value £2,500
Scholarship Gittins Bursary Who is eligible? UK campus-based students Value £1,000 per year
Scholarship Mature Student Scholarship Who is eligible? Students aged 21 or over when they start their course Value £1,000
Scholarship Music scholarships Who is eligible? Talented musicians/singers at Grade 6 or above Value £500
Scholarship Sports scholarships Who is eligible? Talented and performance focused student athletes Value Facilities, coaching and financial support
Scholarship Stoneygate Scholarship Who is eligible? Students who have overcome adversity or made sacrifices Value £3,000 per year
Scholarship University of Leicester Scholarship Who is eligible? Students from areas of low higher education participation Value £1,000 per year
Scholarship Widening Participation Scholarship Who is eligible? Mature students from certain postcodes Value £1,000

Scholarships for international students

Scholarship Who is eligible? Value
Scholarship Citizens of Change 100 Scholarship Who is eligible? Anyone holding an offer of a place at Leicester Value 50% fee reduction in first year
Scholarship Science and Engineering International Merit Scholarship Who is eligible? International-fee-paying students applying for an undergraduate degree in the University of Leicester College of Science and Engineering Value £3,000 or £5,000 per year
Scholarship Family Loyalty Discount Who is eligible? Any child, sibling or spouse of a Leicester student or graduate Value 10% fee discount
Scholarship Media, Communications and Sociology International Merit Scholarship Who is eligible? International-fee-paying students applying for an undergraduate degree in the University of Leicester School of Media, Communications and Sociology Value £3,000 or £5,000 per year
Scholarship Music scholarships Who is eligible? Talented musicians/singers at Grade 6 or above Value £500
Scholarship Afghan Sanctuary Scholarship Who is eligible? Afghan Resettlement Scheme students Value Tuition fee waiver + support package
Scholarship Afghan Warm Welcome Scholarship Who is eligible? Undergraduate Afghan students in the UK Value Tuition fee waiver + stipend
Scholarship Sanctuary Scholarships Who is eligible? Asylum seekers Value Tuition fee waiver + support package
Scholarship Sports scholarships Who is eligible? Talented and performance focused student athletes Value Facilities, coaching and financial support
Scholarship ULSB International Merit Scholarship Who is eligible? Students applying for a degree in the University of Leicester School of Business, starting September 2022 or later Value £3,000 per year
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