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University of Leicester Admission 2024

Leicester, UK

University of Leicester
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University ranking

  • This university has been ranked at #22 in the nation by the Times Higher Education (THE) University Guide 2023. 
  • The university has a QS World University Ranking of #279 (2023). 
  • It also has a Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking of 163 (2023). 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of the University of Leicester was last recorded in 2011. The acceptance rate was 71.2% at the time. 

Admission eligibility criteria 

  • In order to apply to the undergraduate degree course programs of the University of Leicester, applicants must first register with the ‘University and Colleges Admissions Service’ (UCAS). 
  • Next, they must choose their desired course from the option and core modules. 
  • Applicants must write a personal statement mentioning why they are passionate about the subject and get a reference from a school or college teacher. 
  • The process of application is completed upon the payment of the application fee. 


  • Applicants must make an application for their chosen postgraduate courses at the University of Leicester. 
  • The admission requirements include the submission of academic qualifications such as the successful completion of school and other courses. 
  • Students must submit copies of their transcripts and references.
  • International students applying to the postgraduate courses of the university must submit a proof of their ‘English Language Proficiency’ tests. 

Documents required 


  • UCAS registration
  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts and academic qualifications
  • Resume
  • Application fee


  • Transcripts and academic qualifications
  • Research proposal or personal statement
  • Two completed letters of recommendation and one must be academic. The applicant may also provide names and details of two persons who can be requested for references. 
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency in case English is not the first language of the applicant. 

Tests required 

  • TOEFL 

Popular courses 

  • Arts and humanities
  • Clinical, pre-clinical and health
  • Engineering and technology
  • Life sciences
  • Physical sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Law
  • Education
  • Psychology. 

How the university evaluates applicants 

Applicants at the University of Leicester are evaluated on the basis of their academic history, employment history, transcripts, resume, personal statement, proposals, letters of references, interviews and other criteria.  

Tips for applying to the University 

  • Ensure that you meet all the eligibility requirements before applying. 
  • Keep an eye on the deadlines for specific courses. 

Application deadline 

The closing date for applications at UCAS is 26th January. For the Medicine program, the closing date is on 15th October.

Acceptance Rates of Top Universities in UK

UniversityAcceptance Rate
Imperial College London Acceptance Rate14% - 15%
University of Leicester Acceptance Rate71.2%
Queen Mary University of London Acceptance Rate43.6%
Northumbria University Acceptance Rate65%
University College London Acceptance Rate26%
University of Strathclyde Acceptance Rate42%
Sheffield Hallam University Acceptance Rate43%
Manchester Metropolitan University Acceptance Rate80%
University of Sussex Acceptance Rate92%
Glasgow Caledonian University Acceptance Rate23%
University of South Wales Acceptance Rate95%
Liverpool John Moores University Acceptance Rate23%
Goldsmiths University of London Acceptance Rate67%
Robert Gordon University Acceptance Rate22%
Bath Spa University Acceptance Rate12%
Birkbeck University of London Acceptance Rate76% 
Liverpool Hope University Acceptance Rate85%
University of Manchester Acceptance Rate70%
University of Edinburgh Acceptance Rate47%
Falmouth University Acceptance Rate26%
University of Chichester Acceptance Rate83%




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