International students

Welcome to Leicester College!

One of the largest public further education colleges in the UK, we offer a range of English language (ESOL) courses, Semester in Leicester! Study Abroad Programmes and International Foundation Programmes (IFPs) to provide access to higher education in the UK.

De Montfort University Associate College

Leicester College is an Associate College of De Montfort University and works with De Montfort to provide pathways to degree level in many subject areas following study at Leicester College. Significantly, students successfully completing our IFPs will be entitled to automatic progression to a relevant De Montfort University undergraduate (Bachelor’s degree) programme. Of course our IFPs can also lead to enrolment in higher education courses at any UK university.

International Teaching and Learning

Our excellent facilities and expert teaching provide our students with the knowledge, skills and experience to be a leader in their chosen field, opening doors to employment and further education. 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

Significantly, studying in the UK 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 environment.

We know that the prospect of leaving your home and moving to a new country to study can be an exciting but stressful time, but we promise that you will receive all of 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 additional 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. A range of activities and events are generally offered – some specifically for international students and some open to all College students – designed to help you make new friends and enrich your understanding of the UK’s different cultures and traditions. An enrichment 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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