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De Montfort University

TOP 200 best young universities in the world (“under the age of 50”)
Address: The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

Description De Montfort University

  • Founded: in 1870
  • Location: Leicester, United Kingdom
  • The age of students: 18+ years old
  • Number of students: 18830 (2000 - foreign students)
  • Programs: International Year Zero, Bachelor's, International Incorporated Master's, Master's, MBA, Graduate School
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Accommodation type: residence
  • Language of studying: English.

De Montfort University (DMU) is a higher education institution located in Leicester. This university has a rich and eventful history, which began in 1870, when the university still had the Leicester School of Arts. Since then, this institution has experienced more than one transformation, in 1969, becoming a college Leicester Polytechnic. In 1992, more than 120 years after the foundation, the school received the university status and a new name, which is widely known today.

The university has gained worldwide fame thanks to its programs: one of the most popular among international students around the world is the baccalaureate course "Contour Fashion". No less popular are other creative specializations that are taught at the highest level: the media, technology, fashion, product design and so on. For example, the DMU graduate diploma in journalism is accredited by the National Council for the Studying of Journalists (NCTJ). In addition, the university is accredited by the Government of Britain as the Excellence Center in the field of teaching performance skills.

De Montfort University has a high coefficient of further employment of their graduates for each of the offered courses - 170 courses are accredited by organizations, most of which are ready to offer young people paid part-time work during their studies. Graduates who are holders of the DMU diploma have almost 100% employment rate.

At the University of De Montfort four faculties, where students are offered more than 400 Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs. By the way, the university is the second among the higher educational institutions in Britain by the number of post-graduate teachers.

Every year this English university comes to study about 20 thousand students, among whom 2000 young people from other countries. Among the graduates of De Montfort, a huge number of people who have reached the high results in their careers have become employees of the world's leading organizations, directors of Oscar-winning films, designers who create shoes or dresses for celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Beyonce.

The research activity of the university is also highly appreciated: in 2008, the Research Assessment Exercise was carried out (according to its results, funding from the state is allocated), during which more 70% of scientific papers in the DMU were recognized as leading investigations at the part of the world. Separately, the high level of this university was marked by RAE research in the field of teaching English literature, which did not yield even to Cambridge.

At the University of De Monfort all specialties are divided into four faculties, connected with different directions:

  • Art, Design and Humanities
  • Business and Law
  • Health and life sciences;
  • Technologies (including computer science and Technical design.)

At DMU faculties, students can study the following disciplines:

  • Architecture and construction
  • Business and Management
  • Biological Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture
  • Natural Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Art and Design
  • History and Philosophy
  • Linguistics of English
  • Mass communications
  • Mathematics, Computational Technologies
  • Medicine and dentistry
  • Medicine: close Editors
  • Pedagogy and Teaching
  • Law
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Languages ​​in Asia, Africa, America and Australia.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in De Montfort University

Program name
from 14 495 £ / year

The Bachelor's Program (International Year Zero)

  • Age of students: from 18 years old
  • Dates: January, April, July, September
  • Duration of the program: 12 months.

International Year Zero is an excellent way to prepare for admission to undergraduate studies at the DMU. This program is designed specifically for international students who, upon successful completion, receive an International Foundation Certificate and automatically qualify for the first year of the university.

You can take the course in several ways:

  • Business and law
  • Media
  • Art and Design
  • Life Sciences
  • Technical Design and Informatics
  • Pharmacology.

In addition, the pre-university program provides assistance in admission, that is, every student goes through studies under the guidance of a mentor who follows the student's progress and helps him throughout the course. The curator gives the student feedback, points out the gaps that need to be corrected. The progress of students is tracked through regular exams and tests.

In addition to classes in basic subjects, the program includes an annual English language module that aims to improve the language skills of students.

Undergraduate (BA)

  • Age of students: from 18 years old
  • Dates: September to June
  • Duration of the program: 3-4 years.

The bachelor's program at De Montfort University is structured in such a way as to give students the opportunity to gain practical experience and real skills through which young people will be able to get a great job in the future. In the campus of the university there are also conditions for practicing skills in each of the specialties, be it medicine, design, technology, and so on.

The educational course for each bachelor's degree is made with the participation of real employers, therefore, DMU graduates in more than 90% of cases have no problems with further employment. The latter is also facilitated by the production practice, which is organized by the Internship Department at the university. Here, young people can get advice on resume writing and interviewing, and also to meet with a personal mentor who is a professional in any field of activity.

from 7 495 £ / term

The International Pre-Master's Program

  • Age of students: from 18 years old
  • Dates: January, April, July, September
  • Duration of the program: 1-2 semesters.

This combined program (IIM) is designed to prepare graduates of the bachelor's degree who want to continue their studies in the magistracy. This course helps students to improve their English language skills and academic level, which will help young people to successfully enter any university in Britain, not only in the DMU.

You can complete the course in three specializations:

  • Business
  • Arts and Design
  • Engineering.

In the magistracy students have a lot to work independently, so in the course of studying, teachers will track the progress of each young person in this direction. For this, exams and tests are systematically conducted, and also for all the works performed the student will always be able to receive feedback in written or oral form and correct what is needed.

Master's Courses

  • Age of students: from 18 years old
  • Dates: September to June
  • Duration of the program: 1-2 years.

Like Bachelor's programs, the Master's curriculum is created for different specialties with the participation of direct employers, various professional organizations, and is supported by world research in various fields.

At the stage of the master's program students are waiting for a lot of independent work, such as conducting research, studying literature and searching for other authoritative sources of information, practicing skills, for example, preparing and protecting an individual project.

from 12 200 £ / year

Postgraduate study (PhD)

  • Age of students: from 23 years old
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration of the program: 2-3 years.

At the University of De Montfort, postgraduate students study under an international program that enables young people to conduct research outside of Britain, in their home country. Although the bulk of graduate students still undergo studying on the university territory. At the same time, regardless of geographical location, all students have the same level of control and supervision of teachers, which is possible thanks to modern technologies. The defense of scientific work, of course, takes place directly at the university.

Accommodation, housing and food

To accommodate their students, the University of De Monfort offers several comfortable residences of the university, with a total of about 2500 rooms. Here students can find the conditions that they consider most convenient for themselves: it can be mixed type apartments, either only men's or women's, rooms with common kitchen, furnished rooms (in some of them there is a separate bathroom). Each hostel has access to the Internet, and there are all the amenities necessary for living. Territorial residences are within walking distance from the campus.

Students usually eat in the university cafeteria on campus, or in a cafe or bistro, located here. In addition, DMU students are offered discounts to some establishments in the city of Leicester.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Agriculture, architecture, art, Art and design, Biological sciences, building, business, business and management, computational sciences, computer science, design, engineering, English (Linguistics), Health care, history, humanitarian sciences, Information Technology, law, mass communications, maths, medicine, Natural Sciences, pedagogy, pharmacology, philosophy, social sciencies, Stomatology, Technology and design, Veterinary science

Events De Montfort University

DMU Administration takes care of its students and does everything to provide young people with a rich educational and entertainment program, as well as to create a comfortable atmosphere for all activities, from sports and creativity to study and work.

In addition, the university has a Student Union, which actively deals with a variety of issues, helps to resolve the emerging difficulties and In general, it is to ensure that the situation remains comfortable.


The main part of the independent rankings of universities assigns the university a place in the TOP 80 of the best universities in Britain, as well as in the TOP 5 percent of the world ranking.

Equipment De Montfort University

De Montfort University is located in the city of Leicester in central England. It intersects many transport routes and passes several major highways, which can easily be reached almost anywhere in the country from north to south. A little more than an hour takes the road from Leicester to St. Pancras Station in London, where the Eurostar high-speed train station is also located. 30 minutes from the city of Leicester is the airport of the East Midlands.

De Montfort's campus is also well equipped and has excellent infrastructure. The management of the university strives to make the stay here the most convenient for its students, therefore there are fitness centers for sports (swimming pool, sauna and climbing wall) on campus, there are several eateries and cafes, various clubs and sections and even student discounts in several companies of the city.

In addition, the university hosts an excellent Kimberlin library, which has more than half a million publications and a 24-hour work schedule on studying days (access is organized through an online service). In the halls of the library there are several zones for teamwork or individually. These are comfortable workplaces with power for laptops, as well as rooms with DVD players and interactive equipment.

In order for students they can easily gain important working skills, the DMU uses the best resources and industry equipment, which is equipped with different thematic laboratories, studios and workshops.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Additionally paid:

  • Roundtrip flights
  • Transfer to the campus of the university
  • Visa service and consular fee
  • Health insurance
  • Living in residences
  • Meals at own expense.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

In order to successfully pass the entrance examinations and be enrolled at De Montfort University, international students are advised to pre-qualify for the International Year Zero course when enrolling for a bachelor's degree program and the International Incorporated Master's Upon admission to the magistracy.

Conditions for admission to different programs for international students:

  • International Year Zero - high school diploma with a high average score;
  • Undergraduate - successful passed International Year Zero, which will allow students to attend the first course at De Montfort University. In addition to this program, the qualifications of A-Levels, IB or APs are suitable.
  • Master's Degree - Bachelor's Degree Specialist, Bachelor's Degree by the specialized program (Pre-Master's.).

You must provide the following package of documents (only copies are needed) for admission committee of the university:

  • Copy of the first page of the passport of the candidate (name and photo)
  • 2 recommendatory letters - characteristics from the place of study and work (there must be two academic recommendations if the lack of work)
  • A copy of the school certificate, or a report card with grades for several years of study (from 15- 16 years) + a certificate confirming the high level of the student's English language, for example, IELTS or Cambridge certificate. If you only plan to take the test, you must specify the deadline, after which immediately send the results to the admissions office.

Scholarships De Montfort University

One of the significant advantages of the De Monfort University for international students is the academic scholarships offered by the university:

  • Scholarship for Masters or Postgraduate Students at Leicester Castle Business School . Such a bonus that fully covers the tuition on these higher education programs can be obtained by one foreign student whose name is determined on a competitive basis. To do this, they need to fill out an application, document their academic achievements before the end of June this year. In addition to paying for the educational course, the scholarship includes £ 5000 for accommodation and daily expenses.
  • Principal's Scholarship (£ 4000) for programs that start in January - MSc Business Management in Sport, MSc Business Management in the Creative Industries MSc, MSc Global Banking and Finance, MScGlobal Finance and Investment.
  • International scholarship Square Mile. This scholarship can be obtained by one student who wants to work as a volunteer on the project Square Mile, which specializes in helping local people living in the campus of an educational institution. A volunteer scholarship will cover all expenditure items on any De Montfort University Degree Program - from air tickets in both directions to the cost of the course and housing costs. The holder of a scholarship is determined on a competitive basis, so applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement and the desire to help people.
  • Scholarships for students from some countries. In DMU scholarships are provided for foreign students from certain countries, and Russia is among them. So, our student can get 2 types of bonuses: a scholarship for a master's program (3000 £) or a discount of 1000 £ for an early payment of a tuition fee of not less than 3000 £. The applicant can get a scholarship to the magistracy with excellent points and an offer for admission to the course from the university, and the discount is the first few people who will make the payment first.
  • Discount on tuition fees. At the University of De Monfort there is another discount for students who timely pay for the curriculum - if all necessary payments are made within 4 weeks from the date of enrollment, then the student will pay less by 500 £.
  • International alumni scholarship . The £ 2,000 discount is intended for DMU graduates who graduated from university not more than two years ago, and this year they are going to continue their studies here. If a graduate holds a degree of upper second or 1st class degree, then the discount increases to 5000 £.

Also on the campus for students is the Unitemps agency, in aim of search of work-earnings, which can be combined with study. This can be done by representatives of the university who conduct excursions on campus for visitors and help at university events, or students can apply for university vacancies, and there is always a variety of work in the city - from part-time work in the office to work in the store, a cafe or bar. Such a program helps young people to gain work experience that will be relevant in real life.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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