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Clearing and Adjustment hotline

UK Students: 0116 373 6000

International/EU Students: +44 (0)116 223 1888

Confirmation: 0116 252 2222

Hotline opening times
Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm (UK time)

Why Leicester?

Preparing you for career success

Build the skills, experiences and exposure that employers are looking for - including paid internships - from the start of your time with us. We have won awards for our commitment to improving student employability and long-term career success.

See how to build your skills


We offer scholarships and discounts to help with the cost of your education. When you get a place with us through Clearing you may be eligible for our undergraduate scholarships, including our new Lifestyle Support Bursary.

See if you’re eligible for our scholarships

Affordable city

We’re the 5th most affordable city for students in Britain. Not only is Leicester a vibrant and diverse city, but it is also one of the best value for accommodation, food and other living costs.

More about the city

A guaranteed place to live

When you get a place with us through Clearing you are guaranteed University-allocated accommodation if you apply before 1 September 2017.

Browse our accommodation

Choice and flexibility

Major/Minor degrees enable you to study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (your minor subject).

More about Major/Minor degrees


Located in the centre of England, Leicester is the country’s 10th largest city. It has great transport links and is just 70 minutes from London.

Travelling to Leicester

Proud history and heritage

DNA fingerprinting, black holes, English local history, mass communication and, of course, the discovery of Richard III: the University of Leicester has an enviable history of globally important research and discoveries across many different academic fields.

Discover more about our research

Facts and figures

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    Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world

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    95% of students in employment (or further study) 6 months after graduation

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    Guaranteed place in University-allocated accommodation

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    Leicester was named the most affordable university destination in Britain in 2014 and 2015

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    £145 million in campus improvements since 2008