University of Leicester

Quick Facts

  • Location: Leicester, East Midlands of England 
  • Main areas of Study: Wide Ranging
  • 17% International Students
  • Welcomes students from over 70 different countries

The University of Leicester is a research-led university that was founded in 1921. It is ranked among the best universities (17th) in the UK and is notably famous for the invention of genetic fingerprint and (more recently) for the discovery of the remains of King Richard III.

The main campus is located close to the centre of Leicester and new international students are guaranteed accommodation if they apply in time.Both the University Library and the Students' Union have recently  been refurbished as part of a £300 million campus redevelopment plan.

Leicester is the tenth biggest city in the UK, and is famous for is cultural diversity, with many different racesand religions prevalent. For example, the city's Diwali celebrations are the biggest outside of India. The campus also offers good transport facilities with nearby motorways, and a major railway station.