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Why the International Study Centre?

Begin your journey to studying an undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester. Students of the International Study Centre benefit from improved English language skills and a multicultural environment aimed to fully prepare you for international study at the University of Leicester. Our International Study Centre programmes are provided in collaboration with Study Group.

The University of Leicester ranks 30th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2018). Receive a conditional offer of a degree place when you join the International Study Centre.


Excellent learning environment

Discover excellent learning facilities and receive a high-quality learning experience. The University of Leicester International Study Centre provides specialist degree preparation for international students. Our programmes combine academic modules, study skills and English language training. They aim to give you the best opportunity to succeed in your university degree.

Fantastic location

The University of Leicester International Study Centre's fantastic city-centre location is only 20 minutes' walk from the University. The vibrant city of Leicester's shops, restaurants and train station are close by.

Access to University facilities

As a student of the University of Leicester International Study Centre, you will feel like part of the University from day one. You can make use of the University library, sports facilities and Students' Union.

Individual attention from expert teachers

Receive more individual attention from our expert teachers. We keep class numbers low to make sure you get all the help and support you need.

Preparation for university study

Become familiar with the style of teaching you will experience at the University. We will support you to improve your English language to the level you need for degree study. The subjects you will study at the International Study Centre will be relevant to the degree you want to study at University.


Make the most of the careers service we have integrated into each one of our programmes. It is focused on helping you become a confident – and employable – graduate.

Ongoing support and guidance

Welcome to our international community. The University of Leicester International Study Centre's 'family atmosphere' will help you settle in and succeed in your studies. By the end of your programme, you will be well-prepared for your degree at Leicester.

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An international student giving a tour of St Georges Tower, the accommodation for the University of Leicester International Study Centre
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Our students

Student Alexandra
The teachers were really supportive, like a family. You feel at home and they give you their full support. You actually feel like someone is backing you up no matter what happens.

Alexandra from Hong Kong

International Foundation Year - Science, progressed to BSc Psychology with Neuroscience