University of Leicester

University Rd, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom


University of Leicester

About the University

The University of Leicester is a leading UK university committed to international excellence through world changing research and inspirational teaching. We are ranked 25th in the UK (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017) and in the top 100 of the Times Higher Educations most international universities in the world (2016). Of our 14,000 full-time, campus-based students, over 25% come from outside the European Union, from more than 70 different countries.

Ideally located in the centre of England, Leicester is the perfect base from which to visit other nearby cities, including Nottingham and Birmingham, and is just 160km (or one hour train journey) from London.

The University occupies an attractive campus close to the city centre and offers a wide range of catered and self-catered University-managed accommodation to suit all tastes. The campus includes a state-of-the-art library, restaurants, sport and health club, and student services centre. Our newly-redeveloped Students' Union includes a 1,750-capacity entertainment venue, shops, cafes, and a bank.

Interesting Facts

Two Chinese Supermarkets in Leicester sell a range of East Asian food and both are within walking distance from the city centre.

Some Chinese dishes are available in restaurants on campus plus some oriental snacks in the Student Union shop. There are also Chinese restaurants and takeaways in Leicester. The International Student Association provides good value tours to various parts of the UK and there are various East Asian national societies providing activities to students from the area, e.g. Chinese New Year.

New international students are invited to take part in International Welcome Week, a programme of fun and informative activities that help students settle into their new life in Leicester and the UK, and meet other like-minded students.

University Information

School Type: Public

Established: 1921

Times Ranking: 14

Guardian Ranking: 32

Independent Ranking: 16

Tuition Fee:

No. of students: 20000+

Acceptance Rate: N/A

Ave High School GPA: N/A

Student / faculty ratio:

Degrees offered: Bachelor's degree,Master's degree,Doctorate

Popular Courses

Banking & Finance
Media & Communications
Museum Studies

Location Details

University Rd, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

Country: UK

Location: City centre

Town/City: Leicester

Nearest Airport:

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