English language requirements
You meet the University of Leicester English language requirements if:
- You are a national of one of the countries listed below, and completed your secondary (high school) or tertiary (further/higher) education in that country.
- Or have completed your secondary education in one or more of these countries.
- Or you completed two years of an undergraduate/Bachelors degree in one of these countries where the medium of instruction was English within the last three years.
- Or you completed a postgraduate/Masters degree in one of these countries where the medium of instruction was English within the last three years.
- Or you passed one of these English language tests, at or above the grade stated
- Or you passed one of these English language qualifications at or above the grade stated
Countries and territories
- Antigua and Barbuda
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Christmas Island
- Cocos Islands
- Cook Islands
- Falkland Islands
- New Zealand
- Norfolk Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- United Kingdom
If you require further information, please contact the Admissions Office (Undergraduate) email@example.com or Postgraduate Admissions Office firstname.lastname@example.org where staff will be happy to advise you.
Language requirements for visa
If you require a Tier 4 (General) Visa to study in the UK, you must also meet UK Government regulations about English language ability.
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English language preparatory courses for international students
If you do not yet meet our English requirements we can help you to improve your English to the necessary standard. The University’s English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help campus-based students with the English you need for your studies.
Each preparatory course consists of 21 hours of intensive language training per week in small, international classes (maximum 16 students, but usually no more than 12). You can join a course at any point, depending on your current language level.
If there is any doubt about your English language ability, the University of Leicester reserves the right to require you to achieve a satisfactory score in a recognised English language test, or to pass a test of competence, set and marked by the English Language Teaching Unit.