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The University of Leicester is consistently highly ranked: 14th by The Times 2014 and 13th by The Guardian 2014. Leicester is also ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2013 and THE World University Rankings 2013.


Times Higher Education Aawrd Winner 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Awards include: ‘University of the Year’, ‘Outstanding Library Team’, ‘Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology’, and ‘Outstanding Support for Students’, ’Outstanding Communications Team and Outstanding Fundraising Initiative’.


Inspirational Teaching and Research We believe that teaching is inspirational when delivered by passionate scholars engaged in world changing research - and that our research is stronger when delivered in an academic community that includes students - students who question and challenge us every day.


Research: Our world-class research continues to encourage the best academics to join our teaching staff; academics at the cutting edge of their field, whose passion for their subjects results in exciting and innovative teaching. We have one of the highest proportions of research-active staff in the UK and our research citation levels put us in the top 150 universities worldwide and top 20 in the UK, according to the


2013 QS World University Rankings.


Career success A University of Leicester degree is valued by employers – evident in the number of graduate


About the International Study Centre and Pathway to Education

Why study at an International Study Centre

The International Study Centre offers international students, on-campus degree preparation for undergraduate and, postgraduate courses and is part of the university. The preparatory courses will provide, you with the necessary academic skills and English language, tutoring to undertake a degree at the University of Sussex.

Qualifications around the world do not always match with UK qualifications and quite often to gain entry into a top rated university, students need to follow a pathway.


There are several stages to a pathway.

An Undergraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages (Stages 1-4) of study which on successful completion results in the award of a Bachelor's Degree. A Postgraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages of study (Stages 1 - 2) which on successful completion results in the award of a Master's Degree.


Foundation or Stage1 - A pre degree programme for students who do not meet university entry requirements. Successful completion leads to progression to year 1 of a UK bachelor degree. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language.


Diploma Year 1 (International Year One) - Stage 2  - Designed for students who fail to meet the entry requirements for drirect entry, but who are still capable of studying at that level. Successful completion leads to the 2nd year of a UK bachelor degree programme. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language. Stages 3 and 4 comprise of the 2nd and 3rd year of an honours degree.


Pre Masters -  is a 6 month or 9 month programme for students who have a 1st degree, but whose degrees are not equivalent to a UK degree. Generally 1 or terms additional learning is required in order to follow onto a master degree. The offer is made with a conditional of progression upon successful completion. Successful completion leads to the master degree which in the UK is normally 9 months.

English Language - A pressional English Language programme is available for those who fail to meet the mnimum English Language requirements. Please note visa regulations may differ in the cae of English Language entry.

Pathway Programmes


International Foundation Year


Economics and Management


Engineering and Technology


Society and Culture




Progression Degrees


International Foundation Year


Economics and Management http://www.leicesterisc.com/international-foundation-year/economics-and-management


Engineering and Technology http://www.leicesterisc.com/international-foundation-year/engineering-and-technology


Society and Culture http://www.leicesterisc.com/international-foundation-year/society-and-culture


Science http://www.leicesterisc.com/international-foundation-year/science






Entry Requirements

International Foundation Year




Bangladesh: Successful completion of High School Certificate with passes in 4 or more subjects with 60% overall.


International: The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) and the Diploma Programme Course (IB Certificate) 26 points or A/AS levels - 80 UCAS points.

               IGCSE/GCSE - 5 passes at A-B in relevant subjects.




English: IELTS: 5.0 overall (with 5.0 in Writing)

Pearson Test of English: 46 overall (in all bands)

English Preparation + Foundation: IELTS: 4.0







Dates and Prices

January Start


Fees and Payment


All prices are in pounds sterling (GBP).


    2014/15 2015/16
International Foundation Year
Economics and Management; Society and Culture
  £13,665  £14,500
International Foundation Year
Engineering and Technology; Science
  £14,550  £15,435
English Language Preparation   £4,510  £4,760
 StudyCare insurance (12 months cover)   £416  
 Airport pickup (one-way transfer) Heathrow (LHR)
Birmingham (BHX)


2015/16 Tuition Fees are valid from January 1st, 2015 for programmes commencing from September 1st, 2015 and are in £ sterling, unless specified as Euros. The Enrolment Fee will be £170 for UK ISCs from January 1st, 2015. 

 Tuition fees do not include the cost of text books, which will be approximately £75 per term.


Confirmation payment
Once you have sent your application form to the International Admissions Centre, we will send you an offer of a place. In order to confirm your place, you must return the signed acceptance form and pay the required conformation payments:


  • £170 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable)
  • £1,000 Refundable Deposit
  • £500 advance fees




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