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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission 09/21/2019 12/14/2019
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.
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission 09/21/2019 06/13/2020

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB and other SUNY students Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3 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, Mechanical Engineering, 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.

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

Please review the list of modules for course offerings. 

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

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

Please refer to the semester schedule for program date details.

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

*Students studying Biological Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Geology, and/or Mathematics courses will be required to stay through late January for fall semester final exams.
Fall Semester and Academic Year:  March 15
Spring Semester:  October 1

Visit the University of Leicester website.


This program is currently not accepting applications.