How to Apply

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


Dates and deadlines

Spring Semester 2021

  • Application portal will open in September 2020

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 Direct Applicant). 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.

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.

Please note that you will need to obtain at least a 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking in IELTS (or equivalent).

Students coming from non-partner universities will be asked to provide a nomination letter and two academic reference letters.

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.

  • You will be contacted by the Study Abroad team to select your preferred modules (classes). Choices will be subject to departmental approval and availability.

  • If you are applying for a Tier 4 Visa, request a CAS by logging into My Student Record

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Contact Study Abroad

Global Opportunities Team
Readson House

98 Regent Road


T: +44 (0) 116 252 5687