How to Apply

If you meet the required eligibility criteria and are interested in applying to join our LEAP or MedLEAP programmes then there are three easy steps for you to follow below.

If you have any questions at any stage of the process email us at

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Step one – Check your eligibility

Have your checked that you meet the eligibility criteria to apply for one of these programmes?  If you meet all the essential criteria and the required priority criteria then you're ready to apply!

It will not be possible to progress your application if you don't meet the eligibility requirements.

Step Two – Apply online

You can apply online by following the link below when it goes live shortly.

Please carefully read all the information on the landing page before you start to complete your application form to ensure that you have all your required information at hand.

We will ask you to confirm that you meet all essential criteria as well as which of the priority criteria you meet. You'll also be asked to provide a short (no more than 300 words) mini statement on why you want to be involved in the programme.

As part of the application process we ask you to nominate a teacher in your school (and provide their email address) so that we can contact them for a supporting reference and confirmation of some of the criteria. Please make sure you have spoken to this teacher in advance before you put down on the application.

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Step Three – Selection of students

We will allocate places based on the shortlisting process as highlighted in the 'Eligibility and Selection' section.

All completed applications will be assessed against the eligibility criteria. If you need to provide evidence for any of the priority criteria (as outlined) please email this to with your full name and school name included in the message.

For students who are assessed as eligible - we'll contact your teacher referee to ask them to provide a supporting reference.

We cannot guarantee a place to everyone who applies.
Due to programme eligibility criteria and limited numbers of places available on both LEAP and MedLEAP.
If you do not meet the eligibility criteria we will not consider your application.
If you've applied for MedLEAP and are unsuccessful in securing one of the limited places  then you will be automatically considered for MedReach if you meet the eligibility criteria

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Widening Participation Team
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH

Office hours: 9am - 5pm

Tel: 0116 229 7545
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School & College Services
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH

Office hours: 9am - 5pm

Tel: 0116 252 2674


Twitter: @UoLOutreach