Study Abroad Programmes

Students' UnionStudy Abroad is available as different programmes, fee, partner fee, or exchange. If you are joining us as an exchange student, you will not pay tuition fees to the University of Leicester. If you expect to pay a fee, please view our 'Tuition fees/ other costs' webpage for financial information. All programmes do not cover the additional costs of accommodation or living expenses.

Exchange and partner universities

Exchange students join us from universities that have a formal agreement with our University. In some cases, if there are no exchange places available, students that come from partner universities may choose to pay a fee to join us. Students that join us from partner universities, exchange and fee, will be nominated by their home university before they submit their application.


If you submit your application as a direct applicant you will be expected to pay full fees as applicable directly to the University of Leicester. A full chart can be viewed on our 'Tuition fees/ other costs' webpage. You will not be eligible for the partner university discount.

Unsure which programme you are eligible for? Please email to ask.

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Erasmus+ and Europe

Students from EU countries mostly join us as Erasmus exchange students. Please view the Erasmus section of the website if you are interested in this programme. Erasmus+ students from South Africa and South Korea are considered as Study Abroad students.


The 3+1+1 programme provides students from four Chinese partner universities with the opportunity to study at your home university for three years and to then complete your studies at the University of Leicester by taking our Study Abroad programme followed by a Masters.

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Contact Study Abroad

Study Abroad Team
International Office

T: +44 (0) 116 252 5687