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  • Locations: Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 04/02/2017
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Rolling Admission 09/18/2017 06/23/2018
NOTE: The Fall 2017 & Academic Year 2017-2018 application deadlines have been extended to April 2.
Fall 2017 04/02/2017
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Rolling Admission 09/18/2017 12/16/2017
NOTE: Although Fall term ends in mid-December, students taking courses in the following departments will be required to stay through late January to sit for final exams: Biological Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Geology, and Mathematics. The Fall 2017 & Academic Year 2017-2018 application deadlines have been extended to April 2.
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/16/2018 05/12/2018
NOTE: Although Spring term ends in mid-May, students taking courses in the following departments will be required to stay through late June to sit for final exams: Biological Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Geology, and Mathematics.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB and other SUNY students Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Area of Study: American Studies, Art History, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Classics, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Film Studies, French, Geography, Geological Sciences, History, International Studies, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Media Study, Microbiology & Immunology, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish Term: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Housing Options: On Campus Program Advisor: Krista Paszkowsky
Credits: 12-18 per semester
Program Description:

University of Leicester


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Located in the heart of England, the city of Leicester is an excellent place to experience modern Britain. Its early history as a large market town can be seen in its covered market which is over 700 years old and the largest of its kind in Europe. Today, Leicester is Britain’s tenth largest city with an ethnically diverse population of 300,000 residents. It is also a modern city with plenty of cultural opportunities and leading sports teams in rugby and soccer. With London only 70 minutes away by train and two international airports nearby, Leicester offers all the advantages of a medium-sized city with easy access to the rest of the UK and Europe.

The University of Leicester is internationally recognized for the high quality of its teaching and research. It also strives to be a prestigious institution that is accessible and inclusive by encouraging a diverse student body. Leicester has a total student population of 21,000 with more than 2000 students coming from outside the UK. The university has a campus setting which combines the advantages of a strong campus community with close proximity to the city.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Leicester is a comprehensive and multi-faculty university. Available subjects include:

• Ancient History & Archaeology
• Art History
• Biological Sciences
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Criminology
• Economics
• Engineering
• English Literature
• Geography
• Geology
• History
• Law
• Management Studies
• Modern Languages
• Physics & Astronomy
• Politics & International Relations
• Psychology
• Sociology


Classes are lecture style and tutorials are held for discussion of lecture material. Students generally spend about 8 classroom hours per week which requires more independent reading and research than the US system. The main form of assessment is usually a written exam at the end of the semester. This method of teaching places a greater responsibility on the student to study outside the classroom and keep up with the material.

Study abroad students take regular university courses with their Leicester counterparts. UB students are required to take 60 units per semester (usually 3 to 6 courses) in order to earn full UB credit.


Please note that if you choose to study at the University of Leicester during your Sophomore year, you may be restricted to Level 1 or 2 modules, as there are pre-requisites for upper level modules. Please reference the credit conversion chart below to learn how credits earned at the University of Leicester will convert to UB credits:
UK Credits UB Credits
30 8
20 5
15 4
10 3

ACCOMMODATION
Study abroad students are guaranteed accommodation in nearby Oadby Student Village. Several halls and houses provide single and shared rooms on a catered (meal plan) or self-catered (no meal plan) basis.  For more information, please visit the Leicester Accommodation website.

ESTIMATED COSTS
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

PROGRAM DATES
At the University of Leicester, the academic year program consists of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. The Autumn and Spring terms are the teaching terms while the Summer term is intended for review classes and exams.

Students who study at Leicester for a semester will follow the Leicester semester schedule. Students who study for the full year will follow the regular academic year calendar.


Fall Semester: Mid September - Mid December*
Spring Semester: Mid January - Mid May*
                                Spring semester includes a 5 week Spring Break (late March-early May)


Full Year:  Mid September - Late June

*Students studying Biological Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Geology, and/or Mathematics courses will be required to stay through late January for fall semester final exams and through late June for spring semester final exams.
APPLICATION DEADLINES
Fall Semester and Academic Year:  March 15
Spring Semester:  September 15

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the University of Leicester website.