Securing your place

Places are limited on our medical sciences, biosciences and psychology courses, so to secure your place on the course (subject to meeting the academic requirements) we ask you to either:

  • pay a deposit, or
  • provide evidence of sponsorship, a scholarship or a loan application

within four weeks of accepting your offer.


You will need to pay a deposit if you (or a family member) are paying your tuition fee. The deposit we ask for is £750 for UK/EU students, or £2,000 for international (non-EU) students.

Please note that you will still need to pay 50% of your total tuition fee in order to register on the course. Your deposit will be subtracted from your first tuition fee instalment.

No deposit

You may not be required to pay a deposit if:

  • …you are applying for a postgraduate tuition fee loan from Student Finance England.
  • …you are applying for another type of loan to cover your tuition fee, such as a Career Development Loan.
  • …you are applying for a scholarship to cover 50% or more of your tuition fee.
  • …your fees are being paid by a sponsor (not a member of your family).

You must provide evidence of your application for a loan or scholarship. If you are being sponsored you must provide a letter from your sponsor which clearly states that they are paying your tuition fee at the University of Leicester, including the course title, the course duration and your name.

Please send your evidence of application or sponsor letter to


After accepting your offer from the University of Leicester, you will have four weeks to secure your place on the course by either paying a deposit or submitting application evidence or a sponsorship letter. You should therefore have your funding secure before accepting your offer.

If you receive offers for more than one course at Leicester, you will need to decide which one to accept before paying or submitting.

If a problem arises and you are unable to make this four-week deadline, please contact as soon as possible to discuss your circumstances.


This requirement applies to full-time or part-time versions of these courses:

  • Applied Health Research MRes
  • Bioinformatics MSc
  • Bioinformatics and Molecular Genetics MSc
  • Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology MSc
  • Chronic Disease and Immunity MSc
  • Diabetes MSc/PGDip/PGCert (campus-based)
  • Infection and Immunity MSc
  • Medical Statistics MSc
  • Molecular Genetics MSc
  • Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics of Cancer MSc
  • Post Mortem Radiology for Natural and Unnatural Death Investigation MSc/PGDip/PGCert
  • Psychological Research Methods MSc
  • Quality and Safety in Healthcare MSc/PGDip/PGCert


If you have paid a deposit but want a refund, please contact We can refund your whole deposit if you contact us within 14 days of payment. After that, we will deduct a £200 handling charge before refunding your deposit.

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College of Life Sciences
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
University Road