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Stetson Exchange - University of Leicester (Exchange)
Leicester, United Kingdom
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/24/2017 10/10/2017 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: American Studies, Archaeology, Art History, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Criminology, Economics, Engineering, English, Geography, Geology, History, International Relations, Law, Management, Media Studies, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Program Type: Exchange Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing Options: Dormitory
Program Description:

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The University of Leicester has approximately 23,000 students, 24% of which come from countries outside of the European Union. It has established itself as a leading research institution and is consistently ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the United Kingdom.  The University is most famous for the invention of DNA Fingerprinting and for the discovery of the remains of King Richard III. 

The University of Leicester offers several on-campus facilities, including restaurants, a bookshop, sports facilities, health center, and a newly-redeveloped Union that includes an entertainment venue, shops, cafes, bank, and a student advice center.  It is well connected to public transportation, and is around 70-90 minutes away from London by train.

City Information:

Leicester is in the East Midlands of England, and the city lies on the River Soar and at the edge of the National Forest. In the 2011 census, the population of the Leicester unitary authority was 330,000, the highest in the region, with 509,000 people lived in the wider Leicester Urban Area, making Leicester the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom and England's eleventh largest urban area. According to the 2011 census Leicester had the largest proportion of people aged 19-and-under in the East Midlands.

"Unlike almost every other city in the UK, Leicester has retained a remarkable record of its past in buildings that still stand today". Ancient Roman pavements and baths remain in Leicester from its early settlement as Ratae Corieltauvorum, a Roman military outpost in a region inhabited by the Celtic Corieltauvi tribe. Following the demise of Roman society the early medieval Ratae Corieltauvorum is shrouded in obscurity, but when the settlement was captured by the Danes it became one of five fortified towns important to the Danelaw. The name "Leicester" is thought to derive from the words castra of the "Ligore", meaning camp of the dwellers on the (river) Legro. Leicester continued to grow throughout the Early Modern period as a market town, although it was the Industrial Revolution that facilitated a process of rapid unplanned urbanisation in the area.

Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England, it was the centre of the bishopric from around 670, endowing it with city status. However, it lost city status in the 11th century during a time of struggle between the church and the aristocracy. The boundaries of Leicester were extended several times in the 19th and 20th centuries; it became a county borough in 1889, and was re-granted city status in 1919.

The city has the highest ethnic minority population in the United Kingdom in terms of its size, particularly of South Asian origin. To cater for the South Asian community, there are many Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other places of worship and the Melton Road district serves as a focus, containing a large number of Asian restaurants and other small businesses. Leicester is a centre for higher education.

On 20 June 2013, Leicester was announced as one of four shortlisted cities for the second UK City of Culture award.

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Course Information

Areas of Study
  • American Studies
  • Ancient History and Archaeology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Law
  • Management Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Communications
  • Modern Languages
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

For more information on classes offered at the University of Leicester please click here


How to Apply


Ensure you meet all the requirements for this exchange, listed below, before starting an application.

If you are ready to apply, click on the "Apply Here" button at the top of this screen.

Should you wish to secure more information on this program please click the "Request Information" button at the top of this screen.

•    Sophomore Standing
•    16 Stetson credits completed at time of application
•    3.0 cumulative Stetson University GPA at time of application and departure
•    Good academic, judicial, and financial standing at time of application and departure
•    All students are expected to enroll in the equivalent of 12-16 credits while abroad


The Stetson Exchange program is competitive. Enrollment is limited in all programs.
Meeting the requirements does not guarantee admission to a given program in a given semester.



Travel


Students are responsible for the cost of their own transportation to the site, including visas and ground transportation if required.

Specific arrival and departure dates will be shared with students admitted to the program.



Additional Information


We encourage you to look at the University of Leicester website.
However, you should apply for the exchange program via this system.

Academic Calendar


Semester Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Arrival Program 22nd September - 26th September 2014  
Classes Begin 29th September 2014 21st January 2015
Classes End 12th December 2014 15th May 2015

Allow for extra expenses such as books, travel, weekday lunches, clothes, laundry, recreation and entertainment, vacation accommodation, insurance etc. It is difficult to estimate the total cost of Living in Leicester as it varies depending on how you spend your money.
The average cost of living is approximately 700-750 GBP/ monthly covering accommodation, heating, food, and personal expenses.  

Fees and Cost


Fees and Tuition Yearly Semester
Arts and Social Science 9,000 GBP 4,500 GBP
Science and Engineering 12,000 GBP 6,000 GBP
Buss Pass 365 GBP 160 GBP
Police Registration 34 GBP  
     



Leicester is a commercial and cosmopolitan city located in the heart of England.  It has a large variety of shops, restaurants, and cultural and recreational amenities, including the award-winning National Space Centre.

The University of Leicester’s incoming exchange student website provides a wealth of information on housing, costs, visas, etc.


Please note:
Airfare, transportation, as well as student visas, and other documentation required by the study-abroad country is the financial responsibility of the student.
Food, housing, excursions, local transportation and any other personal costs are the responsibility of the student and not included in the tuition fee paid to SU.

While SU and the foreign institution may produce documents required for students to secure a visa; the processes, cost and responsibility of securing a visa are the student's alone.
SU cannot secure visas for students per the requirements of consulates.
We encourage students and their families to begin researching the visa process, and requirements, at the point of application.


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