Tuition Fees/other costs

Tuition Fees 2018/19


Exchange students do not pay any tuition fees to the University of Leicester.

Arts & Social SciencesScience & Engineering**
Study Abroad Programme (International)*
Full Year £11,250 £13,500
Semester 1 £5,625 £6,750
Semester 2 £5,625 £6,750
Partner University Study Abroad Programme (International)*
Full Year £9,000 £12,000
Semester 1 £4,500 £6,000
Semester 2 £4,500 £6,000
Study Abroad Programme (EU)
Fully Year £9,250 £9,250
Semester 1 £4,625 £4,625
Semester 2 £4,625 £4,625
Partner University Study Abroad Programme (EU)
Full Year £8,250 £8,250
Semester 1 £4,125 £4,125
Semester 2 £4,125 £4,125

* Study Abroad (International) programme fees include tuition and airport pick-up service.

** Science & Engineering includes: Biosciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology. This fee does not include project work.

All prices are in Pounds Sterling (£ GBP).

Exchange students do not pay any tuition fees to the University of Leicester. Please check with your home university for arrangements.

Other costs

In addition to the cost of tuition, you should also budget to allow for the following costs.


There is a wide variety of rooms available through our University halls of residence. We recommend that our incoming students choose University accommodation, although there are private providers in Leicester which you could also consider. Please note that we will guarantee accommodation for students that apply before the deadline, details will be sent to successful applicants.

Bus Pass:

Depending on your student lifestyle and where you choose to stay you may wish to consider buying a bus pass. Leicester is well served by bus links throughout the city, and the number 80 bus operates as a frequent link between the main campus and the Oadby student village. Please view the Arriva website for pass rates.

Bedding, Bathroom & Kitchen Supplies:

Depending on your choice of room, it may not include linens. You may wish to consider purchasing one or a few of the supply packs available through the shop@le website. These packs can be pre-ordered and will be delivered to your room in time for your arrival. Please view the online store for the full range available.

Cultural Tours:

Each year we offer a range of optional Cultural Tours for students that wish to see more of the country with other students. Previously we have visited; York, Stonehenge, Bath, Wales, and the Chilterns. The popular Discover London Tour is offered twice each year, for our September and January incoming students. This offers students the chance to arrive early, visit the capital, and make friends before term starts. We update our 'Cultural Tours' page each year with new destinations.

Sports and Gym Membership:

There are two main gyms at the University of Leicester, pitches, courts, sauna, steam, swimming pools, sports halls, activity rooms, intramural sports teams, and fitness classes.  Students are welcome to choose Gold+, Gold, Silver, or Pay as you go, membership during their studies. Each band has a different level of access to facilities and classes.  The 'Sports and Recreation' webpages contain further information.


Some halls provide catering for students, in addition to this service, and for students living in self-catered accommodation, you may wish to consider activating a UpayChilli card once you arrive. The card allows students to store funds, which also gives access to discounts and fast-track payment queues on campus.

Personal telephone:

Mobiles, or cellular phones, are popular in the UK. Sim cards are available in phone stores, and supermarkets. Once you arrive and complete registration, you may wish to obtain a letter from the Student Services Zone to verify your student status. Often exclusive deals are offered to students in the UK.


Students are welcome to join the NUS (National Union of Students) during their studies. Cards can be bought at 'The Point' in the Students' Union. Students will need to show NUS cards at point of sale, or register online in advance for a code, to access discounts at cinemas, restaurants, museums, stores, and attractions.

Police Registration:

Depending on the terms and conditions of your visa, you may be asked to register with the police when you arrive. Charges may apply.

Additional costs:

For two years running a 2016 survey by HSBC has found that Leicester was the cheapest place for first year students to live in the UK. How much you will spend as a student will vary according to your spending plans, but we estimate that students should budget for approximately £750 - 800 per month, covering accommodation, lighting, heating, food, and personal expenses. Please note: Students applying for a Tier 4 visa will be required to demonstrate that they have money for any course fees, plus £1,015 for living costs each calendar month of your course.

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Lauren Yamaski, McMaster University, Canada

Contact Study Abroad

Study Abroad Team
International Office

T: +44 (0) 116 252 5687