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* University of Leicester - Leicester, England, UK
Leicester, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Restrictions: CSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017
Rolling Admission 01/15/2018 06/08/2018
Applicants for Leicester's School of Management must be in direct contact with for approval by Sept 18 and must complete application process by Sept 22. For other subjects, CSU acceptance decisions are announced on rolling basis beginning September 23. Contact if initiating application after October 1. Late applicants have access until October 14. Due date for CSU nominated applicants to upload information and documents to Leicester is October 31. Please verify dates with Leicester's study abroad office before arranging travel. Optional pre-program in London involves arriving Heathrow airport a few of days ahead of start date. Most visiting students arriving Leicester in January complete assessments during mid-late May, but those enrolled in biological sciences, engineering, geology, or math subjects must stay for regular exams during mid-May to mid-June.
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students applying to CSU-sponsored programs will be notified of decision within two weeks of application submission. Students applying to non-CSU sponsored programs need to contact their program provider for decision dates.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Grade Point Average:
2.7 (3.0+ preferred)
Language(s) of Instruction:
Program Coordinator:
Derek Smallwood Program Type: CSU Exchange Program
Areas of Study:
Business, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences Recommended Programs: Journalism and Media Communications
Program Description:

University of Leicester
in Leicester, England, U.K.

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The University of Leicester, with about 17,000 students, was established in 1921. The university offers a wide range of subjects. It is held in high academic regard and has an international reputation for research in a wide range of areas. The International Office is active in study abroad student life. The university has the advantage of being on a self-contained and attractive campus close to the city center.

Leicester, a thriving city of 300,000, is located in the middle of England. It offers the attractions of an urban area with the rolling countryside within easy reach. Leicester is one of England's oldest cities, and its Roman and medieval history is easily visible in the restored old town. It is one of England's most ethnically diverse cities. In the center of the city's shopping district is a 700-year-old market, one of the largest and most well-known in Europe. The university campus is walking distance from the city center and train station and a short bus ride from the student housing area.  

Leicester's central location facilitates touring England, Scotland, and Wales by train or motorcoach.  Nearby East Midlands Airport offers low fare flights throughout Europe. Frequent trains provide 75-minute service to London's St. Pancras Station with internal connections to Eurostar trains to Paris and Brussels as well as London's underground and bus systems for quick assess to anywhere in London plus other train stations and several airports, including Heathrow and Gatwick.


CSU students study alongside the British students. They are welcome to take any combination of classes at the corresponding level of academic background but must avoid time conflicts and comply with a few restrictions. Unlike the British degree candidates, visiting students can have classes within two or three departments.

The British system does not include the American freshman year.  Leicester courses (called modules) at level 1 generally transfer to CSU at the 100/200 level, while levels 2 and 3 generally transfer to CSU at the 300/400 level.  The relevant CSU department has flexibility in this matter in consultation with the registrar's office.  

4 Leicester credits typically = 1 CSU credit.  The normal course load is 60 Leicester credits per semester.

Biological Science, Engineering, Geology and Maths students (one semester and full year) are required to stay for the exams in January and/ or June.

IMPORTANT:  CSU students who want to enroll in business modules within Leicester's School of Management should contact the UK Education Abroad Coordinator. You are required to complete the CSU application process at least a few days ahead of a firm special Leicester deadline, which occurs in mid-April for fall semester and academic year applicants and mid-September for spring semester applicants.


University of Leicester Accommodations

University accommodation is guaranteed if you apply before the deadline specified in your Joining Instructions or sent by email after your Leicester Study Abroad application is accepted.


Please see the relevant student budget link above for fall or spring semester.

This exchange program allows CSU students to attend the University of Leicester for one or two semesters while Leicester students attend CSU.  CSU exchange students pay CSU tuition, which is favorable for in-state students.  Enrollment as a non-exchange participant is also available for one or two semesters, paying tuition to Leicester via CSU at the relevant band rate, which is preferable for out-of-state students (and includes a sizable partner discount off the Leicester tuition rate). 

BUTEX Scholarship : Learn how to apply for a BUTEX Scholarship worth £500 British pounds (about $800) for study in UK. See their website for eligibility and deadline information. 


Please visit Leicester's website for the most comprehensive and up-to-date calendar.

The program includes the Welcome Programme ahead of the semester start date. Transport from London's Heathrow airport to Leicester is offered at modest cost. An optional multiday London Orientation program is offered for additional cost, including pick up at Heathrow on an earlier date followed by transfer to Leicester for the Welcome Programme.  Other optional study tours or excursions are offered for additional costs.  Participants can reserve and and pay for the London Orientation program and/or other study tours with forms provided in the online Joining Instructions for the relevant term.


Leicester International Office
United Kingdom Student Visa & Travel Information
Resources for Students Traveling Abroad