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  • Locations: Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: HC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Suggested GPA: 3.0
Maximum Capacity: No cap ICIP Required: Yes
Housing Options: Residence Hall Community Based Learning: No
Ability to work abroad: Academic-year students only Board: Partial Board
Program Exception Flag: None Program Sponsorship: Holy Cross Office of Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Visa required for U.S. passport holders: Yes Earned Academic Credit: Yes
Program Description:

Leicester City CentreLeicester City Centre

Summary: Located in the heart of England, Leicester is one of the UK’s oldest and most diverse cities. Fun fact: it is home to the largest Diwali festival outside of India! Leicester is known for its affordability relative to other cities in the UK. It is also one of the happiest cities in the Country! The city has a successful Rugby and Football (soccer) team and can be an exciting place for sports fans! Home to the Curve Theatre, The Phoenix Independent Cinema, and the New Walk Museum and Gallery, there is no shortage of culture on offer in Leicester. A true student city, you will also find plenty of affordable pubs, clubs, and restaurants to enjoy in your spare time. Leicester has the geographic advantage of being located less than two hours by train from London. Study abroad students at University of Leicester love the easy access to London and other parts of the UK.
Leicester is a suitable study abroad location for most majors. From Psychology to Economics, study abroad students have access to a large range of classes and subjects. Leicester is very welcoming and is a great option for students who want to take advantage of a very engaged study abroad office! Our partners at Leicester tend to know Holy Cross students by name, and can connect them with tutors, academic advisors, and all sorts of other campus resources!

Name: University of Leicester
Location: Leicester, England
University size:  28,000 undergraduate and graduate students (8% international)
University founded: 1921
Terms available: Fall, Spring, & academic year 
Dates: mid-September to mid-June (academic year); mid-September to early January (fall semester); mid-January to mid-June (spring semester)
Academic Calendar: Start and end dates noted are tentative and subject to change.
Pre-university program: n/a
Registration info: 120 credits per year (60 per term) are a full course load. This usually ends up being 4-5 classes per semester. Please be advised, however, that students don't always take the same number of classes. Different classes (modules) have different credit amounts. You might find 15-credit classes, 20-credit classes, and even 30-credit classes! No matter how many classes (modules) you take, a semester at Leicester is equal to a semester at Holy Cross (4 HC credits towards graduation) as long as you are taking 60 Credits (120 for the academic year)!
ICIP required: Yes, for academic-year students
University website:
Study Abroad website:

Visa fees: A visa is required for academic year students only. Semester students do not need to obtain a visa. Academic year students should plan to spend around $1000 on the UK student visa (the actual number fluctuates and depends on exchange rates with the British Pound)
Housing deposit: n/a

Course Catalog (module search)*:
Courses previously taken by Holy Cross students:
On left-side menu, click on Courses Taken Abroad for Holy Cross Credit then select program. Please be aware this list is meant to give you an idea of the types of courses available to you at University of Leicester based on what past students have taken. This is NOT a list of classes that are guaranteed to be available to you and you are not limited to the classes on this list. Class offerings change each semester and you can certainly register for classes that you do not see on this list.
Grade equivalency sheet: Available on the Holy Cross Registrar’s website:

*Note: In the UK, classes are called “modules” and majors are called “courses.”
All information listed above is subject to change.
For more information, please contact:
Piper O'Sullivan, Assistant Director
Phone: 508-793-3053
Office: Smith 218


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.