University of Leicester


Location Leicester, England
Established 1921
Percent International Students 19.6
Famous For History, Astronomy, Physics
International Fees £14,740-18,855


The University of Leicester is in the East Midlands and currently has around 20,000 students enrolled, of which 1,500 of whom are international from over 80 different countries. The University of Leicester is one of the UK’s fastest growing universities and is currently undergoing a £300 million campus redevelopment programme. The University of Leicester was voted 'University of the Year' by the Times in 2008, and finished runner up in the same category in 2014.

Leicester is well known for the strength of it its research, with its Archaeology department recently discovered the remains of Richard III, pushing it into the international spotlight. The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts Europe’s largest university-based space research facility and the School of Museum Studies remains one of the top research departments in the country, containing the highest ranking research in Museum Studies in the UK.

Services for International Students

The International Office and International Students' Advisers can provide support on issues such as visas, employment, finance and cultural adjustment. In-sessional and pre-sessional English classes are available for all international students who want or need to improve their English level before or during their degree.


  • 37th in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 77th in the Guardian University Guide 2021
  • 242nd in the QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 170th in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2021

Leicester is known as a leading research-led university and was named 'University of the Year' 2008 by the Times Higher Education and finished runner up in 2014. Following impressive results in the 2008 Research Excellence Framework, Leicester again stood out in the 2014 edition, and 75% of submitted research was judged to be internationally excellent.


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