Fees and funding for international students

Planning your budget

It is important that you understand the costs of studying at the University of Leicester and that you ensure that you have enough money for your tuition fees and living costs for the whole of your period of study.

For 2014-15 tuition fees, please click below

Int tuition fees 2013-14 EU fees 2013-14

For 2015-16 tuition fees, please click below

Int tuition fees 2013-14 EU fees 2013-14

For details of scholarships and other funding opportunities, please click below

Paying your fees

You must pay your tuition fees when you register. You do not need to pay a fees deposit.

Small deposits are required for the following:

If you want to pay part or all of your fees in advance you can do so. The minimum amount that we will accept is GBP 1,000. Should your study plans change for any reason, so that you do not take up your place at Leicester, any fees paid will be refunded in full. For information about how to pay your tuition fees, please see our paying your fees webpage

Living expenses

The cost of living in Leicester is very reasonable compared with many other cities in the UK. It is very difficult to estimate living costs, as every student has different expectations! We think that, for 2015-16, GBP 800 - 850 per month would cover living costs for a student lifestyle, including accommodation, lighting, heating, food, daily local travel, books/stationery and modest clothing, leisure and personal expenses. Your expenses could be significantly higher if, for example, you are accompanied by dependent family members, intend to own a car, use a mobile phone extensively, or travel, other than locally.

Working and studying

Many students take part-time jobs. However, your priority is to be successful in your studies, so you need to balance working with the demands of studying.

Students whose course lasts more than six months are allowed to work for up to 15 hours a week during term-time, and full-time during vacations. You can find all kinds of casual jobs on and off-campus. The Student Welfare Service can provide further information and advice.    

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Contact Information

For futher information please contact the International Office:

E: International Office
T: +44 (0)116 252 2296

For Erasmus enquiries please contact:

E: Erasmus Team
T: +44 (0)116 252 5142

For Study Abroad enquiries please contact:

E: Study Abroad
T: +44 (0)116 252 5687

For other useful contacts see the essential guide to starting at Leicester.