University scholarships, bursaries and discounts

Terms and conditions (international students)

Although you are welcome to get started and create and share your video today, entries need to be formally submitted via the Citizens of Change Scholarship application form as a video URL. Preferred platforms are Instagram, YouTube or TikTok. If these aren’t possible, please email for an alternative option.

Sharing on social media

We intend to share select entries on the University of Leicester’s social media platforms. If you do not consent to have your video shared, please email after submitting your application with your name and applicant ID.

  • Videos must be your own original work and not contain other user’s footage or copyrighted material, trademarks or labels.
  • We encourage you to share your entry on your own social media channels and we will be sharing entries on the University’s official platforms. Please do not use profanity or songs with explicit lyrics on your video.
  • If you are creating your video on TikTok/Instagram but have your account set to private, please download and submit the video file via email to
  • Although you can create and share as many videos as you like (please tag us @uniofleicester, #CitizensOfChange), we will only accept one formal entry via the application form per applicant – so make sure you choose your favourite to submit.

Timelines and deadlines

The official submission period will open on 12 December 2022.

To be considered, entrants must have submitted their video by 23 July 2023 and have selected the University of Leicester as their firm choice before submission

The scholarship is for 2023 entry only. If you defer to 2024, you will be considered for the scholarships available for 2024 entry, not 2023.

About the scholarship (international students)

If candidates were awarded more than one scholarship by the University of Leicester, only the higher value award will be made. Candidates can accept the Citizens of Change Scholarship in conjunction with other external scholarships or funding sources.

The scholarship is valued at 50% of your first year fee. Students will be required to pay the remaining 50% of their first year course fees in two instalments, 25% at registration and 25% in December 2023. The partial fee waiver will only be given where the student has made payments in accordance with this schedule.

Group entry Ts & Cs

Entrants can apply as individuals or as part of a group up to a maximum of five people.

One member of the group or more must be eligible (an offer holder) in order to submit an application.

Only those members of the group holding an offer are eligible for entrance into the process and consideration for the scholarship.

The University of Leicester reserves the right to make changes to these arrangements, or to withdraw aspects of the scheme or add new elements.

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