New students 2013
During the summer you will receive important information from the University and School of Law by post and email. There is also a wealth of information on these pages, via our facebook groups (including "Law students at the University of Leicester") and in the Frequently Asked Questions section below.
Do I need to do any prior reading?
No, however students that do want to do some prior reading may find our advice on preparing to study law at university useful.
How / when do I apply for accommodation?
The Admissions Office will email you with information about how to make an application for a room in the University's Halls of Residence. Please note that you can only apply for accommodation when you have made us your "firm" choice. Once your offer becomes "unconditional" the Accommodation Office will allocate you a room and email you with further information.
All information, including applying for a room, room types, arrival dates and arrangements and contact details, can be found on the University Accommodation office website.
Which halls of residence should I chose?
Students may chose to live in any of the Halls of Residence. The Oadby Student Village is very popular with new university students and the City Living halls (Opal Court, The Grange and Nixon Court in particular) are more popular amongst older students and overseas students.
Where can I find out about private accommodation?
You may find this information from the Student Welfare Service useful.
How / when do I apply for a visa? (overseas students only)
All information – including how and when to apply for a visa, our sponsor licence number and CAS information – will be provided by the University’s Admissions Office and Student Welfare Service. Please note you will not be contacted until you have made Leicester your ‘firm’ choice and your offer is made ‘unconditional’.
How / when do I pay my fees? (overseas students only)
Tuition fees for overseas students starting in 2013 are £12,820 per year. This will be confirmed in writing on your offer letter and on your CAS information. You do not have to pay a deposit to reserve your place. All information - including how and when to pay your fees - will be provided by the Cashiers department. Please note that you will not be contacted until you have made us your “firm” choice and your offer is made “unconditional”.
How can I check if you have had my fee payment?
You must contact the cashiers department.
What is the International Students Welcome Programme (ISWP)?
This is a programme designed for students coming to Leicester from outside the UK. It is organised by the University’s Student Welfare Service.
Do I need health insurance? (overseas students only)
No. Students coming from outside the UK do not need to organise health insurance as they are entitled to use the National Health Service (NHS). The Healthy Living Service provide a guide to the NHS for international students on their website.
Where can I get advice about student loans?
Students from the UK / EU can find out more about student loans here. Canadian students requiring the completion of documentation for OSAP, StudentAid BC etc can contact Beth in the School of Law on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I apply for scholarships?
Information regarding our comprehensive package of scholarships for UK / EU students is provided by the Admissions Office. Information regarding scholarships for overseas students is provided by the International Office.
When will I get access to my University of Leicester computer account?
Your student computer account will be created as part of the registration process in the summer. Your timetable will be only available via this account from the start of term.