Fees and funding

How to make sure your experience is affordable, including information on tuition fees, loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships, and living expenses.

Whatever type of course you study at the University of Leicester, finance will always be an important factor. There are costs to be met: tuition fees, course materials, accommodation, travel, living expenses. But there are also possible sources of funding: loans and grants, bursaries and scholarships. And there is always advice available, through the University and through national online resources.

International Students only - for specific information about financing your studies, see:
Fees and funding for international students

Undergraduate finance

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Fees and finance for Home/EU students starting in 2015

Or for Home/EU students starting in 2014

The University of Leicester charges undergraduate tution fees in line with Government policy. A system of scholarships totalling more than £8 million is being introduced alongside these fees.

Postgraduate finance

Postgraduate fees vary from course to course. Please see individual course pages for the 2014/15 fees.

Postgraduate study at the University of Leicester has its own set of tuition fees for taught and research-based courses. For more information on postgraduate fees and funding opportunities, please visit the Graduate School website.

University of Leicester alumni are entitled to a 10% discount on postgraduate fees.

A range of postgraduate scholarships in specific disciplines are available.

Distance learning finance

View the Distance Learning section

Study by Distance Learning has its own set of course fees. Visit the Distance Learning pages to find out more about the financial aspects of Distance Learning at the University of Leicester.

Part-time finance

View the Part-time fees and funding section

Tuition fee loans will be available to students on part-time undergraduate courses from September 2012. Loans are not available to part-time postgraduates. Part-time students are not normally eligible for maintenance support (except for disability support).

Finance advice

Financial advice is available to students and prospective students through the University’s Student Support Service.

For the latest information on undergraduate fees, contact the Fees Payments Office on 0116 252 3449 or feespayments@le.ac.uk.

For information and advice regarding Federal funding and loans for eligible US Citizens, please contact usloans@le.ac.uk

For general advice about student funding including student loans, awards and grants, contact one of our Student Finance Advisers on 0116 223 1185 or welfare@le.ac.uk


Our e-payment system provides an easy and flexible way to pay tuition and accommodation fees.

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