How to Apply

All students joining us on exchange from partner universities should be nominated before starting the online application.


Dates and deadlines

Fall Semester 2018 and Academic Year 2018/19

  • 31st May 2018 application deadline for Semester 1/ September 2018 entry

Spring Semester 2019

  • Application deadline: 31st October 2018

Completing your application

Stage1 Contact the Study Abroad Office at your home university. They will be able to confirm if you are eligible to apply.
Stage 2

Decide which programme you will apply for (exchange or fee-paying). Please see Programmes for more information on which to choose.

Stage 3

Complete the Online Application Form

You must first complete the online application form. This form will ask you to provide your personal information, previous qualifications and home university details.

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You must also upload the following documents:
  • Current university transcript (minimum CGPA 3.0).
  • Copy of the photo-ID page of your passport.
  • If English is not your first language, please provide evidence of your proficiency in English with an overall IELTS score of 6.0 - 7.0 (depending on course) or TOEFL iBT 80 -100.

Please note that if you require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK you will need to obtain at least a 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking in IELTS (or equivalent).

Stage 4

Complete the Subject Indication Form

You must then indicate from which academic department you wish to select classes (called modules at Leicester).


Once your application has been accepted

  • You will then receive your Starter Pack, which contains information about the airport bus service, accommodation and optional study tours by the deadlines.

  • Class lists and module selections: each year we update our 'Courses' webpage with a list of available modules (classes). You will be contacted by the Study Abroad team to select your preferred classes. Choices will be subject to departmental approval and availability.

  • If you are applying for a Tier 4 Visa, request a CAS from our office by emailing

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Global Opportunities Team
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86 - 92 Regent Road


T: +44 (0) 116 252 5687