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UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER - [LE], LEICESTER, ENGLAND - ADMISSION

Leicester, EnglandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1921Established Year
  14712Enrollment

University of Leicester 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Suruchi Gupta Suruchi Gupta
Study Abroad Expert

The University of Leicester is located in England, UK. In the 2018-19 entrance, 1,850 white candidates applied for admission to the University of Leicester, out of which, 96% of the applicants received an offer to join the university for admission. In the same year, 2180 BAME (Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic) students applied for admission in the university and 92.4% received an offer. These statistics show that getting admitted to the University of Leicester can be a cakewalk if a few key points are kept in mind. The college offers several undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees to its students.

  • Applying to any college or university in the UK must be done through Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). Along with the online application, a Personal Statement in the candidate’s own words must also be sent.
  • The whole of the admission process, the application fee, the required documents must be uploaded online through the UCAS portal.
  • Every year the college starts accepting applications at the start of September for admission of students in the month of October for the next year. The deadline is set to be January 15 for all the programs except the department of Medicine which accepts applications till October 15.
  • While making your application at the UCAS website use code LEICR L34, to symbolize admissions at the University of Leicester.
  • Due to the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the university has introduced a new way of study and learning through Ignite, which combines face to face personal learning experience with digital learning. This initiative taken by the university ensures that learning never stops for students even in the time of a pandemic, without jeopardizing their safety.
  • Through Ignite, the students can choose between offline university learning and online virtual learning and switch according to their needs and requirements.
  • The university has canceled and postponed several events and functions to avoid the spreading of the disease and ensure the health and security of the students.

Highlights

Application PortalOnline
Acceptance RateVery high
UCAS CodeL34
Mode of PaymentCredit card/ debit card
English Proficiency TestTOEFL, IELTS, PTE
Scholarships and AidsAvailable
For related informationadmissions@leicester.ac.uk (UG) pgadmissions@le.ac.uk (PG)

University of Leicester Admission Deadlines

  • The deadline for submitting applications for the undergraduate degrees at the University of Leicester is that of January 15
  • Thus, the application portal is open from the month of September to the mid of January.
  • Although the Department of Medicine has an early closing of the application process by October 15.
  • Applicants are strongly recommended to apply much before the stated deadline of January 15 so as to avoid the chance of losing the opportunity of getting admission in the University of Leicester.
  • UCAS portal and the University of Leicester accept late applications from applicants staying outside of UK, but those will be considered and reviewed only at the University’s judgment.

University of Leicester International Students Admissions

An estimate of more than 4000 students from over 110 different countries are welcomed every year at the University of Leicester. The process of admission is different for undergraduate and postgraduate degree students.

Application Portal – Online

Application Fee: N/A

Academic Requirements:

  • The college provides its international students with a huge number of scholarships and opportunities to secure financial aid for themselves during their study at the University of Leicester, such as the President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme, Sanctuary Scholarships, etc.
  • Along with the complete application, the applicants must submit all their high school transcripts and certificates, mark sheets. These documents must be sent from the issuing institution directly to the college and must be original. If in any language other than English, translated copies of the same must be sent along with the original certificates.
  • Personal Statement is a highly important part of the whole application process and must contain the applicant’s personal thoughts and opinions about future prospects.
  • English Proficiency Test – All applicants must be fluent in English to get admitted to the university and they must fulfill the given Cut-off marks for the respective examinations in order to qualify.
  • There are a few Country-based requirements with respect to the application process at the University of Leicester. Some of the South Asian countries and their requirements are tabulated below:
CountryUndergraduateGraduate
IndiaMust have completed 12th standard from a CBSE/CISCE board school with a minimum of 75% overall;
For a few individual courses, the cut-off is 80% or more overall, with 85 or more marks in individual subjects of importance with regard to the chosen degree.
60%-75% is mandatory’
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in First Class.
BangladeshMust be enrolled in A-Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB);
If you have completed three years of Bachelor’s degree study in a Bangladeshi university, then you can be considered for admission in the first year of a Bachelor’s degree
Relevant Masters degree with ‘first division pass’, 3.2/4.0 CGPA or 60%;
If the candidate has completed 4 years of Bachelor’s Degree, then you may be eligible for a Master’s Degree in the University, a ‘second division pass’.
Sri LankaIf the applicant has completed the Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) then, he/she is eligible to start the first year of Bachelor’s Degree study in the university.For candidates from Sri Lanka, a four year Bachelor’s degree or a three year Bachelor General degree is mandatory;
A minimum of 60% of the overall grade is important.
PakistanIf the student is studying in A-Levels or IB, then he/she is eligible to apply for and get admitted to the first year of a Bachelor’s degree; If the applicant has studied relevant subjects at a Pakistani University, for the first year of Bachelor’s degree, then he/she may be considered to be admitted to the first year of a Bachelor’s degree in the university.A bachelor’s degree (BA/ BBA) with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4 to be considered for a Master’s degree;
For Masters in Engineering or Informatics, BSc/Beng with 2.7/4.0 GPA

Student Visa For International Students

An additional charge for people from outside EEA has been introduced by the UK Government from April 2015 in which tier for applicants are required to pay. Once paid, the students are entitled to free health services from National Health Services (NHS) during their stay. Before applying for visa application the following steps are to be followed:

  • Add passport number to UCAS application.
  • Prove English language skills.
  • An unconditional offer of a place on a course.
  • Apply for Tier 4 student visa

Documents required for tier 4 student visa:

  • Current passport or other valid travel documents
  • Proof that you can support yourself and pay for your course – this will vary depending on your circumstances.
  • Proof of parental or other legal guardian consent if you are under 18
  • TB test results if you are from a country where you have to take the test.

English Language Proficiency Test Scores

The table below shows the minimum scores required in the English language.

TestMinimum Scores Required
TOEFL22
IELTS5.5 bands
PTE51
CAE162
CPE162

University of Leicester Admissions

The University of Leicester offers over 70 programs fro it’s students that cover subjects from various departments. The application deadline is January 15, make sure you send in your application through the UCAS website well ahead of the deadline. Given below are the requirements required at the time of admission to the University of Leicester.

Application Portal- Online

Application Fee: N/A

Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Requirements:

  • Transcripts and Academic Qualification certificates
  • Personal Statement/ Research Proposal
  • Two letters of Recommendation or Name and Contact details of two individuals who can be contacted for the recommendation (one of these must be academic personnel)
  • Test of English Language Proficiency (for those candidates who practice a native language other than English) same criteria as that of International Students.
  • After submitting the application, making changes isn’t possible, thus the candidates are asked to be thorough with their application and only then hit ‘Submit’
  • PGCE students have to apply through UCAS

Few graduate programs offered by the university are listed below

RequirementsMaster of Business AdministrationLaw (International) L.L.MApplied Health ResearchActuarial Science with Data Analytics
Application PortalOnlineOnlineOnlineOnline
IELTS Score6.5 bands6.5 bands7.0 bands6.0 bands
TranscriptsRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Letter Of Recommendation2 LOR2 LOR2 LOR2 LOR
GMAT/ GREGMAT: 500GMAT: 500GMAT: 500GMAT: 500
Other important documentsPersonal Statement Work ExperiencePersonal StatementPersonal statementPersonal Statement Mathematical ability will be accessed.

Applicants are suggested to apply before the January 15 Deadline for undergraduate courses. The English Proficiency Tests must not be more than 2 years old. Once applied, making changes in the course can be very difficult, thus make sure you choose your course after researching your options thoroughly. Applicants must keep track of their application through the UCAS Track and stay updated with the information sent out to them from the university’s side. Some Courses might contact the applicant directly and ask for an interview. The results of the application, whether it has been accepted/rejected will be notified to the applicant within a span of 28 days.

Faqs

Ques. What rank does the University of Leicester hold?

Ans. The University of Leicester is ranked 167th in the World and 25th in the UK by Times Higher Education University Rankings.

Ques. If I want to apply to the University of Leicester, what is the minimum grade point required?

Ans. To apply, you must have a minimum of Grade C in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and the other required subjects.

Ques. Is getting admission to the University of Leicester difficult?

Ans. No, it isn’t very difficult as the acceptance rate of the university is very high.

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