The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England. The university established itself as a research-led university. It previously consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the United Kingdom. The university is famous for the invention of genetic fingerprinting and contributing to the discovery and identification of the remains of King Richard III.

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There are only limited scholarships available for international students to help with the cost of studying in the UK.  Most scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and should be applied for well in advance of the beginning of your course. If you are applying to start a new course, you will find useful links on the Fees and Funding page about University of Leicester scholarships, as well as suggestions to help you find other sources of funding for your studies.



Head of College Scholarship

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-Maximum number of scholarships available:

  • 25 scholarships for students from the College of Social Science, Arts and Humanities
  • 25 scholarships for students from the College of Life Sciences
  • 30 scholarships for students from the College of Science and Engineering

-Value of scholarship: £2,500

-Criteria: Academic merit

-Application deadline - there will be two deadlines during the year:

  • 30 March 2018 if you receive your offer to study with us before 10 March 2018
  • 31 July 2018 if you receive your offer to study with us after 10 March 2018



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This scholarship is for new international (non-EU) students on a full-time, taught, campus-based Masters course starting in September 2018 or January 2019.


The scholarship will not apply if an industrial placement or exchange year is undertaken, or if you suspend your studies for any reason.


In accordance with scholarship guidelines, students are allowed to hold only one University of Leicester scholarship, awarded either centrally or by a department. If you are awarded more than one scholarship, you will therefore receive only the higher value award.


If you currently have a conditional offer of a place at the University, you are still required to fulfil any conditions stated on your offer letter.


The scholarship is awarded in the form of a reduction in tuition fees.


To apply for the scholarship, please complete the application form and return to:

  • Email: scholarships@le.ac.uk
  • Mail: Scholarship Applications, International Office, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK.




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