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University of Leicester's Merit Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarship introduction

Ranked 27th in the UK (and 185th in the world) in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings - the University of Leicester is a leading UK university committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Leicester is consistently one of the most socially inclusive of the UK’s leading universities with a long-standing commitment to providing fairer and equal access to higher education.


Media, Communications and Sociology Merit Undergraduate Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship, worth either £3,000 or £5,000 per year, is open to international-fee-paying students applying for an undergraduate degree in the University of Leicester School of Media, Communications and Sociology.

Applicant qualifications

This scholarship rewards academic achievement, in whatever qualifications your country has that are equivalent to British A-levels, as follows:

  • Two grades above standard A-level equivalent – £3,000 per year
  • Three grades above standard A-level equivalent – £5,000 per year

Terms and Conditions

  1. You must be classified as an international student for fee purposes.
  2. You must be starting a full-time, campus-based undergraduate course in the University of Leicester School of Media, Communications and Sociology, commencing in September 2022.
  3. The fee discount will be calculated on the basis of the standard tuition fee for each year of your course.
  4. The scholarship will not apply for periods of industrial placement or overseas exchange, or if you suspend your studies for any reason.
  5. In accordance with scholarship guidelines, students are allowed to hold only one University of Leicester scholarship. If you are awarded more than one scholarship, you will only receive the higher value award.
  6. If you currently have a conditional offer of a place at the University, you will still need to fulfil any conditions stated on your offer letter.

Scholarship amount

Either £3,000 or £5,000 off per year

Scholarship application deadline



United Kingdom

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Media, Communications & Sociology