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University of Leicester

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Leicester, United Kingdom, Europe

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University of Leicester

The University of Leicester (/ˈlɛstər/ les-tər) is a research-led university based in Leicester, England. The main campus is a mile south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria Park and Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College. On 23 October 2008 the University was named University of the Year by the Times Higher Education at their annual awards celebration. The University was founded as Leicestershire and Rutland University College in 1921. The site for the University was donated by a local textile manufacturer, Thomas Fielding Johnson, in order to create a living memorial for those who lost their lives in First World War. This is reflected in the University's motto Ut Vitam Habeant — 'so that they may have life'. The central building, now known as the Fielding Johnson Building and housing the University's administration offices and Faculty of Law, dates from 1837 and was formerly the Leicestershire and Rutland Lunatic Asylum. Students were first admitted to the college in 1921. In 1927, after it became University College, Leicester, students sat the examinations for external degrees of the University of London.

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    Number of Undergraduate Students 
    9,000
    Total Number of Students 
    23,000
    Student to Staff Ratio 
    14
    Percentage of International Students 
    23%
    Languages of Tuition
    English
  • Tuition

    Tuition Fees Local - Currency 
    GBP
    Tuition Fees Local - Amount 
    9,000
    Tuition Fees - International (Average) 
    26,515
    Tuition Fees - Description 
    Tuition fees are stated on a yearly basis for certain undergraduate degrees and do not include accommodation. These amounts are representative and do not reflect all degrees. EU students qualify for local fees.
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    Guardian University Guide

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University Address 
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

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It was one of the best educational experiences

Reviewer: Anonymous
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It was really nice to attend such a great university, I like the environment and faculty of the University of Health Sciences Antigua.

Reviewer: Rebecca R.
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Studying at St. Andrews was one of the best choices I have ever made.

Reviewer: Andrew L.
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I went to FSU on an athletic scholarship having finished a degree at Stirling University in Scotland.