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Year of establishment1921
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Accepted Exams
Total International Students4000
Size of Campus in acres234
UG/PG Course Ratio2.17
Endowments ValuePound Sterling 17 million
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses3990 Pound for 1 sharing (UG),3990 Pound for 1 sharing (PG)
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Q:   Why should international students choose University of Leicester?


The University of Leicester is very popular among international students. There are vary good reasons why international students should choose University of Leicester. 

  • The university has researchers who are very experienced in their fields and are actively influencing change and are also helping in debates globally. The teaching at the university will help the students to learn from people who have changed many lives and provide new ways to understand the world.
  • The university has a very accessible campus and the city is very affordable for students. It is known to have top value for students in terms of accommodation, food and other important living costs.
  • University of Leicester helps graduates students to get employment after graduation. The university has a Career Development Service that provides expert advice and personal support to students so that they can be career ready.
  • The university has a legacy that goes back to 100 years, where they have provided with world-class education to the students as UK’s only living memorial.

Q:   How many international students are at University of Leicester?


University of Leicester is home to around 13,000 full-time students who are currently on campus. Out of these students, 25% are international students and are coming from 70 countries in the world. University of Leicester has generally welcomed students and staff members from more than 100 countries worldwide. The teaching at the university is conducted by world’s leading experts and it is open, inclusive and is welcoming to students from all backgrounds.


Q:   How much is application fee at Leicester University?


Leicester University offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. International students can apply to Leicester University undergradaute programs through the UCAS. However, for postgraduate programs international students are required to apply through the university's application portal. The UCAS application fees for 2024 entry is GBP 27.50/INR 2,895 per applicant. 

*GBP/INR = 105.28


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Q:   Does University of Leicester give scholarships for international students?


University of Leicester offers scholarships to international students but they offer only partial funding support which mostly includes contribution to tuition fees. These scholarships are offered based on academic merit and there is fierce competition between the students who are well-qualified. Some of the external scholarships offered to international students are given as follows:

  • Chevening Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
  • FullBright Scholarship
  • Said Foundation Scholarship Programme

Q:   What are the Chevening Scholarships at University of Leicester?


The UK government offers Chevening Scholarships to international students who want to apply for one year Masters programmes. These scholarships are open to the applicants from more than 160 countries in the world and are looking to study in an eligible one year taught master’s degree at a UK institution. The eligibility criteria for the Chevening Scholarships is given as follows:

  • The applicant must be a citizen of any country that is eligible for this scholarship.
  • The applicant must return to their country of citizenship for a minimum of 2 years after their award has ended
  • The applicant must have completed all the components of an undergraduate degree that will enable entry into a postgraduate degree at a UK university.
  • The student should have atleast 2 years of work experience which must be equivalent to 2800 hours.
  • The student must have applied to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by Jul 13, 2023.

Leicester University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :Pound 20 - 27
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Q:   How can I get admission in University of Leicester?


All international applicants have to send their applications through the UCAS portal which is the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. The general steps to apply for an undergraduate or postgraduate course at Leicester University are given as follows:

  • The applicant is required to register to the UCAS portal and choose a course that they wish to apply for
  • The applicant must gather all the documents in-hand while applying so that they can submit their application form successfully
  • Send a letter of recommendation to the university which can be from the applicant’s school or college professor
  • Another important requirement is the submission of English Language Proficiency scores especially if the applicant is from a non-English speaking country

Q:   Does University of Leicester accept Indian students?


Yes, the University of Leicester acceptas Indian students, infact, there is a huge community of Indian students in the university. However, Indian students need to meet the minimum admission requirements to get into. Check below Leicester University admission requirements for Indian students:

  • The student must have completed the standard 12th awarded by the CISCE or CBSE or any other recognised state exam board with atleast 75% overall
  • The applicant must be studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • If the student has already completed the first year of a UG degree at an Indian university, then they may be considered for entry to the 1st or 2nd year of a Bachelors Degree if they have studies relevant subjects or modules
  • For a PG degree, the student must hold a Bachelors Degree from an Indian University with a First Class classification with an average of atleast 60-75%

Q:   What are the admission deadlines for international students at University of Leicester?


University of Leicester offers admissions to international students in the Spring and Fall intakes. Leicester University takes admissions to their undergraduate programs through UCAS. Therefore, admission deadlines for its undergraduate programs depend on the admission deadlines of UCAS. Whereas, Leicester University admission deadlines for postgraduate programs vary from course to course. Check below Leicester University admission deadlines for undergraduate programs for international students are given as follows:

Last date to add an extra choice in UCAS applicationJul 4, 2024

Leicester University Fees, Duration & Entry Requirements 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(10 courses)
INR 20 L - 30 L
Duration12-28 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7.5, PTE: 54 - 68, Duolingo: 105 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(4 courses)
INR 24 L - 82 L
Duration3-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 54 & Above
MBA/PGDM(7 courses)
INR 22 L - 25 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above, Duolingo: 105 & Above
M.Sc.(6 courses)
INR 22 L - 25 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above
MBBS(1 course)
INR 30 L
Duration5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, PTE: 68 & Above
MEM(1 course)
INR 26 L
Duration24-28 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above
MIM(2 courses)
INR 20 L - 25 L
Duration12 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above, Duolingo: 105 & Above
BBA(5 courses)
INR 19 L - 66 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above
M.A.(2 courses)
INR 18 L - 21 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above
MEng(1 course)
INR 20 L
Duration28 months
Exam Accepted
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Q:   Is University of Leicester expensive for international students?


Leicester is recognised as one of the most affordable place for students in UK. If students apply for a student visa, they will be required to demonstrate that the money will be submitted for any of the course fees and also there is EUR 1,023/INR 1.00 L for living costs for students during each calendar month of the course. Some of the living expenses for international students are given in the table below:

Type of Expense


Rent (monthly private accommodation)

EUR 530/INR 47.50k

Rent (monthly student accommodation)

EUR 88 – EUR 179 (INR ) per week

Internet/ WIFI

EUR 31/INR 2,786 per month


EUR 649 – EUR 740 (INR 58k - 66.50k) per month 

*EUR/INR = 89.89


Q:   What is the PTE requirement for University of Leicester?


International students require to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language because English is the mode of instruction at the University of Leicester. Along with PTE Leicester University accepts many other global English language tests such as IELTS, TOEFL and Duolingo. University of Leicester accepts English Language proficiency scores for all international UG and PG applicants which are given as follows:


Minimum overall score required










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Part time work3
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Quality of faculty2
Student Life2
Value for money2
Public transportation4
Indian Food5
Permanent Immigration2
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Tips: 1. Learn to be independent and start taking care of ourselves as there won't be our parents to be there for each and every small thing. Life will play with you as much as it can. But we will learn from it and become strong and independent. Moving away from your parents and needing to take care of each and everything and none of the people care about you. Friends will become your family. 2. It depends on IELTS cut off , I got 6.5 overall and they have given me a 3000 pounds scholarship and reduced my overall fee. 3. It was a good experience on a count of 10 my rating would be 7.5
Likes (Permanent Immigration): It all depends on how you get a job after your studies and how seriously you apply for the jobs, To my knowledge all my friends have secured a job with a good package and are being sponsored. Once you get a sponsored job within 5 years you will be given indefinite leave to remain. All I can tell students is to work hard for one or two years and secure a job. I would love to stay here as the pay is good but the expenses all will be equal to the amount that we earn. But for people who miss family is a bit difficult to survive but for people who like travelling or looking forward to settling is a good option as we get to know the purpose of life and can learn how to work and be independent as an individual.
Dislikes (Public transportation): As I have stayed in private accommodation which is 20 min walk from the university, public transportation is not a big concern for me as I used to walk and go to the university. But when we want to get groceries or anything from the city centre, it's a big deal as we need to walk and go with all the weight that needs to be carried all the way. We have public transport in Leicester but there are many company buses which need to be changed and charge more for each and every bus we board and overall day rate used be around 6-7 pounds which is way too much for the students to spend every day around 7 pounds as we only work 20 hours a day and our hour pay is 10 pounds an hour which makes us difficult to spend more on the public transport.
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A way to get Masters certificate, nothing else.
Tips: 1. There's a cultural shift but it depends on the student. A student moved to a different country, so they should be accepting of the cultural shift and have a broader mindset. 2. I got the scholarship from Uni, but apparently everybody does. 3. With the University I am not so much satisfied but yes a way to get Masters in education. For the course, not so much from this University but if you learn it yourself and improve your skills, you can do wonders. The country is good as of now, a little expensive, and many are struggling with the cost of living, but still have a pleasant lifestyle.
Likes (Indian Food): Leicester has some great Indian food restaurants and the prices are fine compared to the UK. You have lots of different cuisines to eat too. But groceries aren't that expensive compared to outside food and other countries so, as a student, it's recommended to cook most of the time.
Dislikes (Quality of faculty): The faculty aren't that helpful to the students. They sometimes lack the skills and stumble if asked questions outside of the courses on the same subject matter. They also tend to think in a very narrow perspective about the assignments and are not open to a wider variety of options.
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Q:   What is the placement rate for the University of Leicester?


The University of Leicester is very popular among recruiters. Leicester University graduates are readily recruited by companies. Below we have given some of the placement highlights for international students at the University of Leicester. 



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Management Level

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USD 97.5k

Top Recruiting Firms 

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Deloitte Consulting, etc.

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Some of the top employers at University of Leicester are Google, Microsoft, SouthWest Research Institute, Facebook and Deloitte Consulting.


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Q:   What are the rankings of University of Leicester?


Leicester University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The QS, THE, Complete University Guide, and the Guardian University Guide regularly rank Leicester University among the top universities globally and nationally. The University of Leicester rankings in the UK and in the world are given below.

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QS - World University Ranking


THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking


The Complete University Guide - University Ranking UK


The Guardian - University Rankings


US News & World Report - Global Universities


Q:   What are the national rankings of University of Leicester?


The University of Leicester is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom. Leicester University ranking in the UK are under top 50 universities. Check below Leicester University Rankings in the country: 

  • The university is ranked at #26 in the UK according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 
  • The university is ranked at #38 in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • The university is ranked at #48 in the Guardian University Guide 2024

Q:   Which is better; University of Leicester or De Montfort University?


Leicester University and De Montfort University both are public reserach universities in the UK. Both the universities are known for thier top-rated academic programs and research. Below are given national and global rankings of both universities for comparison.

Ranking BodyUniversity of LeicesterDe Montfort University
QS World University Rankings 2024272801-805
THE World University Rankings 2024201-250601-800
The Complete University Guide 202438109
The Guardian University Guide 202448117

Q:   Is Leicester University a Russell Group?


No, Leicester University is not part of the Russel group. The Russel group is a group of 24 top research intensive universities in the United Kingdom. The Russle Group universities are University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, Durham University, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, University of Glasgow, Imperial College London, King's College London, University of Leeds, University of Liverpool, LSE, University of Mancheester, Newcastle University, University of Nottingham, University of Oxford, Queen Mary University of London, Queen's University Belfast, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University College London, University of Warwick and University of York. 


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The cost of attending University of Leicester can vary depending on the main factors, such as course level of study (UG and PG). However, International students considering this university could be a little higher than compared to  UK citizens. The UG programme Academic tuition fee for international



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University of Leicester offers a wide range of programs to international students it demonstrates over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs and the University for international students for a UG course range between INR 22 L - 25 L and for a PG course, ranges between INR 24 L - 26 L for the first



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The Universities of Leicester and Newcastle are both well recognised in the United Kingdom. Leicester University is well-known for its research-intensive environment and emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration. It is also well-known in the domains of space science, archaeology, and genetics. New


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The University of Leicester is widely regarded as a prestigious university that places a high emphasis on research in a variety of subjects. While the university's general reputation is positive, the perceived "goodness" of the university might vary depending on a variety of circumstances. Individua


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The University of Leicester can provide a rewarding educational experience. The university is well-known for its robust research programmes, varied student body, and welcoming academic environment. Students can take advantage of a variety of facilities, services, and extracurricular activities. Leic


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