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University of Leicester

  • Public University, Estd 1921
  • Leicester, England
  • 0 Course

University Highlights

  • Founded in 1921
  • Earned the Royal Charter in 1957
  • Main campus on the south of the City Center
  • Three towers for different college buildings
  • Around 20,000 students with over 1,500 international students
  • The Students’ Union consists of 220 different societies
  • 28 university-managed halls and 37 private halls
  • Earned £57m from research grants in 2019/20
  • Ranked 49th in the UK for research strength (Scimago Institutions Rankings 2021)

University at a Glance

  • International
  • Male/Female
  • UG/PG Course
  • Faculty/Student
  • No. of
  • Yearly Hostel &
    Meals Expense
    £4.0K - 8.2K


Established in 1921, the University of Leicester earned the Royal Charter in 1957. The main campus is near the Leicester City Center.
This institution offers more than 400 courses to 20,000 students each year. Over 1,500 students come from overseas. The Students' Union has 220 different societies. Three colleges have several schools and research centers.
Leicester offers 28 public halls to all students. Private housing is available in 37 halls. Single, shared, en-suite, or adapted - various kinds of rooms are available.
Several scholarships are available for students of all programs. External funding is also available for international students. The university website lists all country- and subject-specific information.
The university accepts scores of different tests for English skills. The validity of the scores remains for up to two years. All country- and subject-specific information is available on the website.
Leicester earned £57m from research grants in 2019/20. Scimago Institutions Rankings places it 49th in the UK for research quality. The alumni members are notable around the globe. All these features make the University of Leicester popular among students worldwide.


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On campus accommodation :
  • 28 university-managed and 37 private halls
  • Housing is divided into village and city halls
  • Single, shared, en-suite, and adapted rooms are available
  • Both catered and self-catered services available
  • Pricing range estimates £4,002- £8,234 (USD 5,490.34- USD 11,296.22)
  • Contract length is generally 46 weeks to 52 weeks

For more information: https://le.ac.uk/study/accommodation


Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    University of Leicester University Road Leicester LE1 7RH UK
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    +44 (0)116 252 2522

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