Named after one of the city of Leicester’s most famous sons, De Montfort University (DMU) has built up a reputation as a modern and forward-thinking institution, with top-quality teaching and research.
DMU works closely with industry to design engaging courses that will equip students with the skills and experience to accelerate their careers and get ahead in the competitive job market. It strives to build what employers need: work-ready graduates with professional experience and industry skills on the CV. Your career will be in focus from minute one, with UK and overseas placements, internships, targeted training, coaching and research opportunities part of DMU life and study.
Why choose DMU?
- More than 97% of DMU graduates from summer 2017 are now in work or further study, above the UK average;
- TEF Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework;
- Over 170 of DMU’s courses are accredited by professional bodies, ensuring they remain relevant to industry;
- The only UK university to be designated as the United Nations’ (UN) designated Global Hub for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16;
- Leicester is a great place to be a student, with the latest Student Living Index (compiled by NatWest) ranking Leicester in the top ten ‘most affordable student cities’, based on the cost to students of food, rent and fun.
DMU offers more than 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate, many of which offer professional accreditations, links to industry or work experience. To browse courses, please visit the university’s course webpage.
DMU has an ambitious Research Strategy which aims to make research central to its mission as a university. As a university committed to the public good, DMU has a track record of research that impacts society and makes a real difference to people’s lives through improvements to health and well-being, infrastructure, creativity, economic growth, business and civil society.
The Research Excellence Framework for 2014 found that 60% of research activities carried out by De Montfort University were either ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’.
Each year more than 2,700 international students from more than 130 countries choose to study at DMU. Information for international students, including fees, scholarships, entry criteria, and accommodation, can be found on the university’s dedicated international webpage. The university also has a dedicated International Student Support Team, who can be visited online at the Student Gateway or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DMU offers free English language support while you’re studying – 2 hours per week for undergraduate and research students, and 3 hours per week for postgraduate students. They also offer free airport pick-ups, and an international welcome week when you first arrive on campus. They have a dedicated International Student Support Team and a ‘buddies’ scheme which matches you with a current DMU student to help you settle in.
We can supply advice about what to expect during your studies at De Montfort University, as well as general information about living and studying in the historic city of Leicester. We can also put you in touch with other International students from your home country.
Visit the university’s website for more detailed information on the subject of visas, biometric residence permits, arrivals, and living in the UK.
There are small variations in the qualifications required for each individual course, so you should carefully consult the DMU website to see if you are qualified for the course in which you desire to enrol.
All courses at DMU are taught in English. If English is not your first language, you will have to show proof that you are qualified to the level of IELTS 6.0 for Art and Design, Business, Computing and Engineering Courses, IELTS 6.0-6.5 for Humanities and Media courses, IELTS 6.5 for Law courses, and IELTS 6.5-7.5 for Science courses.
DMU is located in the welcoming and multicultural city of Leicester, just over an hour from London (UK). They are a campus-based university situated in the city centre, with the hub of activity in Leicester right on their doorstep.
DMU is committed to successfully shaping a sustainable world by combining research excellence, innovative thinking and ambitious plans for their estates. For more information, please visit the university’s sustainability webpage.
How to apply
There is more than one way to apply for admission to De Montfort University. The university recommends that you use their own part-online and part-postal process, details of which can be found on their website. From there, you can download the application form for free. You will then be asked to prepare: a copy of your passport; a copy of your qualifications; a copy of your English language certificate; and references (one reference if you are applying for an undergraduate course, or two references for postgraduate studies). You can then return your completed application form, with its related supporting paperwork, to De Montfort University’s International Admissions Office. Alternatively, you can make use of De Montfort University’s Online Portal for your admission.
Another option is to apply through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. This is the service utilised by the majority of UK resident students. You will need to register online with UCAS first, and then fill in a virtual form providing your details. You then need to select your course, compose a personal statement (this is your chance to sell yourself), and find someone to supply you with a reference. De Montfort University’s UCAS code is DEM/DM26.
Reasons to study at DMU
International students at DMU