International students

Welcome to Leicester College!

As one of the largest public further education colleges in the UK, we offer a range of courses just for international students. This includes English language (ESOL) courses, Semester in Leicester! Study Abroad Programmes and International Foundation Programmes (IFPs). The IFPs are designed to prepare you to get a place at a British university the following year.

De Montfort University Associate College

Leicester College is an Associate College of De Montfort University. This means that we work in partnership with the university, and if you successfully complete an IFP course with us then you have an automatic place on a degree programme at DeMontfort for the following year. The IFPs can also be used to prepare for a place at other UK universities too.

International Teaching and Learning

Our excellent facilities and expert teaching will help you to improve your English as well as your subject knowledge so that you’re ready for university in Britain. With smaller class sizes than most universities, studying with us means you receive more personalised attention and support from our teaching staff. Find out more.

Studying in the UK before you do your degree means you will have the opportunity to develop skills and experience, increase your cultural familiarity with the UK, and improve your English language skills both in and outside the classroom.

We know that the prospect of leaving your home and moving to a new country to study can be a stressful time, so we promise that you will receive the support and guidance you need to make the most of your time with us.

International School of Footwear

Leicester College is home to the world-renowned International School of Footwear, which was established in Leicester in 1897, which also includes a CAD Centre of Excellence.

Over its 120 year history, the International School of Footwear has hosted students from more than 60 countries – including Japan, Indonesia, India, South Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United States, Mexico, Greece, Turkey and Zambia.

International Student Enrichment Activities

On arrival in Leicester, the International Office will provide sessions to welcome you to the College and to provide information and support to help you integrate into the College and into the city of Leicester itself.

In addition to coursework, a series of enrichment activities are available for our international students. We offer a range of activities and events. Some of these are specifically for international students and some open to all College students. The aim of the enrichment programme is to help you make new friends and improve your understanding of the UK’s different cultures and traditions. A timetable of activities will be provided to you at enrolment.

Contact the International Office

Leicester College has a dedicated International Office to assist and support students interested in studying with us. Our friendly team can help you with or direct you to information concerning:

  • the courses available to international students and course progression options
  • applying to study at Leicester College and the cost of study
  • visas and immigration
  • getting to Leicester
  • accommodation and life in Leicester

And the support doesn’t end there – our International Office provides advice and support services to international students throughout their time at Leicester College. We are available to support you every step of the way.

Our International Office is located at our  St Margaret’s Campus, which is located between St John Street and Grafton Place near the St Margaret’s Bus Station in Leicester city centre.

International Office Postal Address

International Office
Leicester College
St Margaret’s Campus
St John Street
Leicester LE1 3WL
United Kingdom

International Enquiries and Admissions

Phone: +44 (0)116 224 4111
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