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De Montfort University


De Montfort University was founded in 1870 as the Leicester School of Art and in 1992 officially became De Montfort University. The university campus houses many buildings such as the Kimberlin Library, Campus Centre Building, Hawthorn Building which houses the Heritage Centre and Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and the Queen’s Building which consists of the Faculty of Technology. Also on the campus is the Hugh Aston Building which houses the Faculty of Business and Law.  

The university has specialised faculties for all kinds of streams including Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and Faculty of Computing, Engineering, and Media. De Montfort University is a campus-based university with all its facilities within walking distance. Every year more than 2,700 international students from over 130 countries choose to study here.  

Postgraduate Programs They Run 

They provide over 100 undergraduate courses and more than 70 Master’s programs spanning design, law, business, humanities, media, engineering, computing, sciences, social sciences, and energy. You can browse all their postgraduate courses here. Academic accreditations they offer include Master of Science (MSc), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Master of Art (MA), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and more.  

Admissions Process 

UK based full-time students should make their applications via UCAS. If you are still in college or school, they are likely to be registered with UCAS and can assist you in completing your application. It is important when filling out the application that you include the correct institution and course code, these can be found on the De Montfort University website. Once you have submitted your application, the university will be in touch with you in the coming weeks to update you on your application’s status.  

Students wishing to do a postgraduate course that are already a student of De Montfort University or have graduated since 2015, based in the UK or coming from overseas, can visit the university’s website and complete the postgraduate PDF application form and email it to 

Those who are new to the college or graduated pre-2015 either UK based or coming from overseas can apply through the De Montford University online portal or complete the PDF application form and send it to the email address above. You can find out exactly what you need to include in your application on the De Montford University website. After you have sent your application, the university will be in touch with you in the coming weeks to let you know if they are offering you a place.  


All of De Montford University’s accommodation is within walking distance from their campus. Given the location of the university, this means you will also be nearby Leicester’s many attractions. The university offers you the choice of 10 halls of residence with 2,500 rooms. Contract lengths vary to suit your needs and rent ranges from £99 to £185 per week. All of the halls are self-catered so you can come and go as you please. Most of the accommodation has shared kitchens and communal bathrooms. You will likely also have access to a laundry facility and bike storage facilities. Students with disabilities will have access to a disability car park spot. Rooms consist of a single bed with under-bed storage, a vanity unit with cupboards above, a washbasin with a mirror and towel rail, a wardrobe and coat hook, a desk with a notice board, desk lamp, bin and shelves, and a desk chair and bench.  

Most bedrooms are shared between two people; however, some rooms are intended for single occupancy. In saying that, they do cost more. The accommodation usually has a common area too such as a TV room. You will have access to fast Wi-Fi which is generally included in the rent. You can book accommodation by visiting De Montford University’s online room-booking scheme. When you visit the website, you will be able to choose your room. All the rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to make your provisional booking, you will need your CAS personal ID or your De Montford University reference number, the password the university emails you when booking opens and £200 to secure your room. If you have any questions, contact  

Scholarships and Financial Support 

De Montford University offers a number of scholarships and bursaries each year to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Some of these scholarships include the DMU Global High Flyers Scholarship which awards up to £1000 to eligible students, the DMU Sports Scholarship, and the Article 26 Scholarship which seeks to support asylum seekers. There is also the Care Leavers Bursary, Estranged Students Bursary, and NHS funding available to help students pay their tuition fees. Some of the scholarships available for postgraduate students include the DMU Sports Scholarship and Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship. There are also scholarships available for specific courses, mainly in business and law.  

Contact Info 

For general enquiries, call +44 (0)116 255 1551 

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