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University of Leicester Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

University of Leicester has 4000 international students from 110 different countries. According to September 2018, 2309 applications were received for UG courses out of which 1095 students were called for interviews and a total of 701 offers were made. The university has an acceptance rate of around 70%.

  • The University invites application starting from September and closes by 15 January for the admissions in next October
  • Undergraduate students have to apply through UCAS and graduate students through University's online portal
  • English proficiency and academic requirements vary from course to course and country to country as well. Be sure the check the requirements well in advance.
  • Indian students require a minimum of 70 to 80% for graduate admissions.
  • Graduate applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation with the application.


Application PortalUG -
PG - Official website
Acceptance Rate71.2%
UCAS code34
Mode of PaymentDebit/credit card, cheque, bank transfer
English proficiency requirementsTOEFL, IELTS, PTE
Contact details of the admission office+44 (0)116 252 5281

University of Leicester Admission Deadlines

The application starts in September for the admissions in October of next year. The last date to apply for admissions is January 15.

Students applying for Medicine courses have to apply earlier. The deadline is 15 October.

It is strongly recommended to apply before the 15 January deadline.

The deadline for graduate courses vary from program to program and also there are no specific deadlines. Applicants have to apply one or two months prior of starting a program. Most of the courses start in September. So, applicants should apply in the month or June or July to secure admission.

International applicants should apply taking the visa process time period in consideration.

University of Leicester International Students Admissions

University of Leicester offers 70 UG programs in the field of Accounting and Finance, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Psychology, Banking & Finance, Biological Sciences, Economics, Computer Science and Criminology.

University accepts 4000 international students from 110 countries. There is a different procedure for undergraduate and graduate admissions. It reviews applications on the basis of academic qualification, IELTS scores and personal statement.

Where to apply: UCAS website

  • All the academic records/transcripts from the previously attended institution(s).
    • Certified by the institution's office registrar.
    • Sent directly from the issuing institute a stamped and sealed envelope.
    • Official transcripts that are not in English, must be accompanied along with the certified English translation. It should include all the details such as date of translation, contact details of translator etc.
  • For Indian students, 75% to 80% marks in Secondary school is required.
  • Personal statement defining career objectives.
  • Proof of English proficiency for non-native English speakers.
  • Concerned Departments at university will go through contextual data and may call for an interview (No interviews most of the time).
  • Keep track of your application through UCAS track.

English Proficiency Test Scores for International Students

International applicants have to submit the following test scores in order to proof English proficiency -

TestMinimum score required
TOEFLListening –17, Reading – 18, Speaking – 20, Writing- 17
IELTSRanging from 6.0 - 6.5, Listening – 5.5, Reading – 5.5, Speaking – 5.5, Writing- 5.5

Visa process for International Students

  • After admission is offered and accepted by the student, then visa process begins.
  • Documents required to apply for Visa are -
    • Confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS number) which will be given by the university upon selection to a particular course.
    • Original copies of academic qualification.
    • Proof of financial resources/sponsorship.
  • After obtaining all the above documents, an applicant can apply online for visa and schedule an interview with the embassy.

University of Leicester Graduate Admissions

Graduate applications are accepted on the website portal where the courses offered vary from research to analytics to history and modern sciences.

Where to apply: Official course page

CourseApplication portalApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsIELTS
Master of Business Administration (Distance learning)Official course websiteOctober intake - August 29
April Intake - February 27
Bachelor’s degree, Personal statement, Two LORs,
3 years of postgraduate work experience or
MBA assessment(400-word essay in 1 hour + 30 min Skype interview), GMAT- 550+
Accounting and FinanceOfficial course websiteStarts by September 1Undergraduate Degree /postgraduate diploma/graduate level professional qualification Personal Statement,
Two LORs
Actuarial science with data analyticsOfficial course websiteStarts by September 1Undergraduate Degree (statistics, maths, sciences, economics) major mathematics ability will be checked,
Personal Statement, Two LORs
Applied health researchOfficial course websiteStarts by September 1Undergraduate Degree (2:1) Personal Statement, Two LORs7.0
Global media and communicationOfficial course websiteStarts by September 1Undergraduate Degree (2:1)/ significant work experience in the same field Personal Statement, Two LORs6.5
Law (international) LLMOfficial course websiteStarts by September 1Undergraduate Degree in the related field Personal Statement, Two LORs6.5

The university will make an unconditional offer if all the requirements are fulfilled by the applicant. However, If the applicant is currently studying for qualifications that relate to the applications, then the university may make a conditional offer, which will be dependent on the grades an applicant achieve.

Also, some department may contact the applicant directly for an interview. Applicants are required to keep track of the undergraduate degree through UCAS track and the applicant will be notified about the application acceptance/rejection within 28 days.

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