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University of Leicester

United Kingdom

235th US-News World Ranking

Founded in 1921 as a memorial to the Great War, the University of Leicester is a public research university in Leicester, England. Genetic fingerprinting was invented at the University of Leicester.

The university comprises of three colleges: College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities; College of Life Sciences; and College of Science and Engineering. The university is held in high regard for the quality of its teaching. Leicester's most popular courses include Genetics, Biological Sciences, Medicine, Museum Studies, Economics, Historical Studies, Law, Management, Physics, and Astronomy.

The total student population at the university is over 17,800 of which more than 11,500 are enrolled in undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 16:1.

The undergraduate students at the University of Leicester can choose 1 of 3 options: single honors degrees (with focus on one subject), joint honors degrees (which splits time equally between two related subject areas such as English and history), and major-minor degrees. There are a wide range of combinations available from subject areas across the academic spectrum, providing students with greater flexibility and a broader knowledge base. Many courses offer modules from other related departments to add depth to studies.

The university has partnered with Study Group to provide International Foundation Year Program and International Year One program. The International Foundation Year develops the English language and the academic skills needed to succeed in an undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester. Once the student complete the program and achieve the required grades, then the student can enter the first year of their chosen undergraduate degree at University of Leicester. The International Year One is designed to help international students to prepare for second-year entry to an undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.

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Notable Alumni: Khurshid Ahmad (Islamic scholar), Alan Bryman (social scientist), Heather Couper (Astronomer and television presenter), Arthur Humphreys (Inaugural Professor of English and first Dean of the Faculty of Arts), Jyrki Katainen (Prime Minister of Finland).

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Mengdi Chen

Mengdi Chen, is currently studying Aerospace Engineering at the University of Leicester. He completed his high school at International School of Choueifat, Dubai. Mengdi secured 91% in his final year and 1430 in SAT (630 in English, and 800 in Math). Many US universities accepted him including University of Washington, Purdue, Ohio State, Rutgers, UC Davis and University of Maryland College Park.

Mengdi’s Testimonial

Dear Roshan, I have settled in the University of Leicester. The city of Leicester is beautiful and I have already made many friends from the university. It was difficult choosing the UK over the US, but I am grateful I got accepted to the University of Leicester. Thank you for helping me during the tough process of applying to the universities.


Abdulhamid is studying B.Sc. Psychology at the University of Leicester. He completed his A Levels from Pristine Private School with an ABC, and scored 680 in his UKCAT. Abdulhamid is very passionate about football and creative writing.

Abdulhamid's Testimonial

When I decided to study in the UK, I wasn’t sure what my next steps should be. Mr. Varun made a visit earlier that academic year to our school, so I decided to give brighterprep a shot, and I am now happy that I did. As I was applying for medicine to the UK, the things that were important for me were the IELTS, UKCAT and the Personal Statement. From the individual sessions with Mr. Varun and Mr. Roshan, to the very valuable IELTS lessons by Ms. Veronika, to the very informative UKCAT classes by Mr. Vinod and others, they simply had it all. Not that only, but also the Personal Statement sessions where they review your personal statement for you and also help you with your application. Studying now at the University of Leicester, one of the top 1% universities in the world, I am really happy that I have chosen brighterprep

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