Canadian Applicants

With around 300 Canadian students which account for 25% of our total population, Leicester Law School has the largest number of Canadian students of any other UK law school. We have over 10 years of experience teaching Canadian students and supporting them with their return to Canada to practice law.

Come along to an information session to ask your questions in person to our professors, hear from our alumni about their experiences and find out what it's like to be a student with us. Register your interest here

, Saturday 17 March 2018, 2:00pm
Policy Room 2270, SFU at Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University (maps and directions)

Edmonton, Sunday 18 March 2018, 2:00pm
L1 230, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), University of Alberta (maps and directions)

Calgary, Monday 19 March 2018, 7:00pm
SH 215, Scurfield Hall, University of Calgary (maps and directions)

, Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 7:00pm
LH 1L08, Lockhart Hall, University of Winnipeg (maps and directions)

Toronto, Thursday 22 March 2018, 7:00pm
OI 2214, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E), University of Toronto (maps and directions)

Saturday 24 March 2018, 2:00pm
KP 108, Koffler House, University of Toronto, M5S 2J7 (maps and directions)

Hamilton, Sunday 25 March, 2:00pm
Room C/D, McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Rd. South (maps and directions)

Ottawa, Monday 26 March 2018, 7:00pm
Morisset (65 Univ) pièce/room 252, University of Ottawa (maps and directions)

St. John's, Wednesday 28 March 2018, 7:00pm
Room A 1046, Arts and Administration Building, Memorial University of Newfoundland (maps and directions)

Fielding Johnson Building

The study of law in the UK is similar to Canada due to the common law heritage and we welcome Canadian students to study a qualifying law degree with us immediately after high school or after they have completed an undergraduate degree.

Our 2 year LLB JD Pathway is a fast track programme designed for Canadian university graduates. We also offer a 3 year LLB Law degree which students can enter straight after completing high school. Students on these programmes will have the opportunity to study 'Foundations of Canadian Law' and 'Canadian Constitutional Law'. These modules will be excellent preparation for the National Committee on Accreditation exams, as well as provide foundational knowledge for a career in Canadian legal practice. All Canadian students starting with us in 2018 will receive the University of Leicester Canadian Entry Scholarship of a 10% tuition fee reduction each academic year.

Support for Canadian students

Support for Canadian law students at the University of Leicester is second to none amongst UK universities. We have a long history of taking Canadians and our students are supported with both their academic studies and return to Canada to practice law from their very first week with us. Sessions are held throughout the year to provide guidance on making the transition to a legal career in Canada and workshops help students to prepare their resume for law firms. Students are kept up-to-date with information about gaining accreditation through the National Committee on Accreditation in Canada and the Managing Director of the NCA speaks to students annually about the process. We also arrange for students’ transcripts to be sent directly to the NCA upon graduation. Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of British Columbia also visit us to give presentations on their LLM courses as a route gaining accreditation to practice law in Canada.

The Peter MacKay cup

Students can get hands-on experience debating issues of Canadian law through the National University of Leicester Canadian Law Mooting Competition which we launched in 2014. Students compete against teams from other UK Universities in front of a panel of judges and experts from the UK and Canada. By joining the Pro Bono society, students can become advisors for the free legal advice clinic and get experience of giving legal advice for real-life cases under the supervision of a practicing solicitor.

Each student is also given a personal tutor who is a member of academic staff that they can go to for advice and support on both academic and personal issues throughout their degree.

Hear from our students and alumni about their experiences of the support at Leicester Law School.

Entry requirements and applications

You can find information about our entry requirements on our course pages for LLB Law and LLB JD Pathway. We do not require students to have taken the LSAT or LNAT. If you are unsure if your qualifications meet our entry requirements then please contact us at

All applications to UK universities are made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You will need to submit an online application form with information about yourself including your personal details, your academic achievements, a personal statement and a reference. The deadline for applications is 30 June each year but we recommend that you apply as early as you can. There is guidance on how to complete an application on the UCAS website.

Once we have received your application from UCAS, we will decide if we can make you an offer to study with us. There are different types of offers that you can be made and the UCAS website has detailed information about what these mean.

Fees and scholarships

Information on the tuition fees for international students is available on our course pages for LLB Law and LLB JD Pathway. Leicester Law School is also offering scholarships to our Canadian students. All Canadian students starting in 2018 will receive the Canadian Entry Scholarship (10% tuition fee discount each year) and will be able to apply for the Canadian Excellence Scholarship (competitive £3000 tuition fee discount each year).

Living costs for students at the University of Leicester are estimated to be an average of £850 per month which includes accommodation, food, bills, social activities etc. The University has a webpage with further information about living costs as a student.


All first year students who apply by 1 September are guaranteed a place in University allocated accommodation. There are a variety of options available to suit all needs including catered, self-catered, single rooms, shared bathrooms and studio apartments. Find out more about the range of University accommodation here.

There are also plenty of options for students wanting to stay in private accommodation in Leicester.

Canadian graduates from 2011

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