University of Leicester
Set in the center of England and 70 minutes by train from London, Leicester is a vibrant student-centered city and the 10th largest city in Britain with a population of approximately 330,000 people. The university, situated near downtown Leicester, is a leading research school with a strong reputation for the quality of its teaching in all departments, especially in the sciences. In fact, students may apply to do independent research in biology, chemistry and biochemistry. The university also has excellent programs in English, history, criminology, psychology and media and communication. The university’s International Office offers day and weekend trips around the U.K., and there is an opportunity to book a London Orientation trip before classes begin. Accommodation in the attractive Oadby Student Village or downtown self-catered residence halls is guaranteed when students book before the deadline.
£500 scholarships through BUTEX, a U.K. higher education membership organization, are available for students in all NCC England programs.
Junior or Senior standing; GPA 3.0 preferred
Students are required to complete GLS 277 in the spring term prior to studying abroad in the fall.
Varies by course load and length of stay; usually 12 credits per term. All grades earned abroad affect your North Central College GPA when transferred back. Students cannot take courses pass/fail.
• American Studies
• Ancient History and Archaeology
• Biological Sciences
• Computer Science
• English Language
• English Literature
• History of Art
• Management Studies
• Media and Communications
• Modern Languages
• Natural Sciences
• Physics and Astronomy
• Politics and International Relations
For available courses at the University of Leicester, click here.
Note: Students must have courses pre-approved by North Central College prior to taking them abroad. If students change their course schedules while abroad, they must get this change approved. Some departments only permit students to take a certain number of courses that count toward their major abroad. To ensure that all courses count towards their degrees, students must get their department's approval.
Housing and Meals
Students have access to both catered and self-catered accommodations.
For accommodation information at the University of Leicester, click here.
Students pay North Central College tuition and room and board to the host institution. Students are personally responsible for paying airfare, health insurance, departure tax, books, extra personal travel, and spending money, as these items are not included in room and board fees. North Central College financial aid does apply.
Last Updated: September 2016