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University of Leicester
Leicester, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Minimum GPA: 3.0 Housing Options: Dormitory
Areas of Study: Accounting, Advertising, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Dietetics and Nutrition, Earth Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, Finance, French, German, History, Human Rights, International Business, International Studies, Italian, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Spanish, Sports Science, Theater/Drama Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Type: study abroad Language of Instruction: English
Program: Exchange
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The city of Leicester has a population of more than 330,000 and is a commercial and cosmopolitan city with a variety of cultural amenities.  Leciester is home to three major sports teams, a range of free museums and art galleries, a state-of-the-art theatre and the largest covered market in Europe (which has been on the same site for 700 years), just to name a few. Leicester is a culturally diverse city with a fantastic track record of shared cultural events.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Leicester is almost the exact geographical center of England. It is within easy reach of major cities and places of interest including London (75 miles), Stratford-upon Avon (home of Shakespeare), and both Oxford and Cambridge.


The University of Leicester has established itself as a leading research university, perennially ranked in amongst the top 15 universities in the United Kingdom. The University was founded in 1921 and is a government-financed institution with a leading international reputation for teaching and research. With an enrollment of over 17,000 students, the University has first-rate facilities for teaching, study, research, sports and leisure. The campus, located just off of the beautiful Victoria Park, is a short walk to the city center.


A list of the courses (modules) offered at Leicester is available on their International Student Course Catalogue page. Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s).

All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students.  Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students).  Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad.  All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale.  There is no Pass/Fail.


Leicester gives students a wide range of housing options within their residence halls. You may choose between single and shared rooms, rooms with or without a private bathroom, and if you want a catered plan (housing with meals) or self-catered. More information on the types of housing can be found on their accommodations page.


For the Leicester exchange, students are responsible for paying:
Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
Students who withdraw or become ineligible after the application deadline will be responsible for a withdrawal fee. For more details, please refer to the Study Abroad Policies & Procedures page.


Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA.  Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.


In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs.  All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad.  Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.

For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator


Leicester is known in the UK for having a great quality of life for its students. For more information about what it is like to be a student at Leicester, check out their student life website.


Call 662-915-1508 or email to schedule an appointment.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/06/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019 03/06/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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