Tuition Fees/other costs

Tuition Fees 2019/20

Exchange students do not pay any tuition fees to the University of Leicester. If you have any queries what fees are applicable, please contact us:

Arts & Social SciencesScience & Engineering**
Study Abroad Programme (International)*
Full Year £12,200 £14,600
Semester 1 £6,100 £7,300
Semester 2 £6,100 £7,300
Study Abroad Programme (EU)
Fully Year £9,250 £9,250
Semester 1 £4,625 £4,625
Semester 2 £4,625 £4,625

* 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.

Other 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 spend will vary according to your lifestyle, but we estimate that you should budget for approximately £750 - £800 per month*


There is a wide variety of rooms available through our University halls of residence. We recommend that you choose University accommodation, although there are private providers in Leicester which you could also consider.

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. The Arriva website provides information on pass rates.

Bedding, Bathroom & Kitchen Supplies:

If your choice of room does not include linens you can purchase one of the supply packs available at the shop@le. These packs can be pre-ordered and will be delivered to your room in time for your arrival.

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 London, York, Stonehenge, Wales, and Edinburgh. If you are interested please check our 'Cultural Tours' page.

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. The 'Sports and Recreation' webpages contain further information.


Some accommodation options provide catering for students. Students living in self-catered accommodation can activate a UpayChilli card. The card allows students to store funds, which also gives access to discounts and fast-track payment queues on campus.

NUS Student Discount Card:

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.

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.


*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

Global Opportunities Team
Enkalon House

86 - 92 Regent Road


T: +44 (0) 116 252 5687