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 2015-16 tuition fees, please click below
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:
- MSc Bioinformatics
- Full-time English Language Programmes (except Study Skills Course)
- When you apply for University residential accommodation
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.
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 2013-14, GBP 700 - 750 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.