De Montfort University International College

De Montfort University International College (DMUIC) is an international college dedicated to laying the foundations for your future degree.

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De Montfort University International College (DMUIC) is an international college dedicated to laying the foundations for your future degree.

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De Montfort University The Gateway Leicester LE1 9BH UNITED KINGDOM

Features and Benefits


Represented countries

full university

student status from the day you start


teaching staff

small classes

up to 18 students


progression to De Montfort University

great location

at the heart of De Montfort campus

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From the Director's desk

Although a lot of hard work lies ahead, the teachers and student support team at DMUIC will help you enjoy every minute of your studies. The university is big enough to offer excellent teaching facilities, student support structures, and opportunities to join varied sporting and social events, but the college is small enough for us to get to know each student. Along with DMU, we have a proven track record in helping students achieve their goals and ambitions – and we are sure our new students in 2022/23 will deliver even more! I look forward to working with you, getting to know you, and sharing in all your successes.

I look forward to working with you, getting to know you, and sharing in all your successes.

Every best wish!

Philip Moere

College Director

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Discover a variety of academic preparation programmes and English courses that are proven to help international students prepare for and transition to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

International Year Zero (IYZ)

You will study the IYZ at DMUIC before continuing to year one of your chosen degree course at DMU.

This is a practical course that includes creative work as well as theory. You will learn how to manage creative projects and prepare your portfolio. Whether you are going on to study fashion or architecture, you will learn the foundations needed for your chosen discipline.

DMUIC / IYZ / Art & Design

This course is designed to give you a solid grounding in the basic principles of management, marketing strategy and economics as well as law, government and society, depending on your chosen route of study. Students on this course will gain insight into a wide number of organisational practices, theories and behaviours.

DMUIC / IYZ / Business & Law

This is a broad course encompassing key principles of both disciplines.

Designed to give you a foundation in real-world systems, to prepare you for a degree across a range of exciting areas including Cyber Security, Digital Forensics and Aeronautical Engineering.

DMUIC / IYZ / Engineering & Computing

A career in science is challenging, but the rewards are huge – you will be at the forefront of the latest medical discoveries and have the chance to help others. On this course, you will be given a thorough grounding in human biology and chemistry.

DMUIC / IYZ / Life Sciences

This course introduces you to a wide spectrum of topics. From politics to production, you will study everything you need to get a solid foundation in media and progress to your media-related degree.

DMUIC / IYZ / Media

This course gives you the solid foundation in the principles of chemistry and biochemistry that you need to be able to study towards a pharmacy degree with the prestigious Leicester School of Pharmacy.

DMUIC / IYZ / Pharmacy

International Year One (IY1)

You will study the IY1 at DMUIC before continuing to year two of your chosen degree course at DMU.

This course is the first year of a business-related degree. You will learn core subjects relating to management, marketing, business strategy, accounting and finance as well as Organisational Behaviour Theory. On successful completion, you will continue onto the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree course.

DMUIC / IY1 / Business & Management

This course is an opportunity for you to start your engineering or computing degree with access to all of DMU’s cutting-edge facilities. On successful completion you will continue on to the second year of your undergraduate degree course with DMU’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media.

DMUIC / IY1 / Engineering & Computing

International Second Year (ISY)

The International Second Year (ISY) is equivalent to the second year level study of a three-year undergraduate degree. It supports international students who wish to complete their undergraduate studies at De Montford University (DMU).

The International Second Year in Business provides an intensive combination of more advanced subject specific content with the opportunity to develop their language and academic study skills as elements of a focused 30-credit module, while studying business management modules, earning them the remaining 90 of the 120 second-year credits.

Upon successful completion of the ISY, you will continue to the final year of Business Management BA (Hons) at De Montford University.

DMU / ISY / Business

The Pre-Top Up (PTU) in Business

The Pre-Top Up (PTU) is designed to help international students with a qualifying diploma move directly onto the final year of a DMU degree course. Depending on your academic qualifications, the Pre-Top Up course can be studied over one or two terms.

The programme is offered as a one term (of 10 weeks) or two term (of 20 weeks) and upon successful completion of the PTUP, students will continue directly to the top-up or final year of selected undergraduate business-related programmes at De Montfort University (DMU).

If you do not have the grades required for direct entry to the top-up or final year of an undergraduate degree at DMU, the PTUP is the ideal route for you.

The PTUP will support you in your transition from learning in your home country to learning alongside UK university students.  The PTUP is designed to help you develop your skills in English Language and acquire advanced study skills and critical thinking skills to continue with confidence to the top-up or final year of your undergraduate degree at the university.

DMUIC / PTU / Business


A postgraduate qualification can enhance your career opportunities and help you stand out to potential employers. It could also help if you are looking to change career and need further training to boost your job prospects within a new field.

This course has been specifically created to enhance your skills, knowledge and practice of art and design. You will explore digital techniques, traditional art mediums and professional practice across the industry. Students also benefit from using state-of-the-art DMU Art and Design facilities in the award-winning Vijay Patel Building.

DMUIC / PM / Art and Design

This course will enhance your skills, knowledge and understanding of professional practice within the business and commerce industry. You’ll develop subject knowledge in relevant areas such as management and marketing and improve your study skills to better prepare for your degree.

DMUIC / PM / Business

Develop practical insight into Engineering at master’s level. This course will give you thorough grounding in fundamental theories as well as real world knowledge in a subject which offers excellent career prospects. You will also develop an industry-relevant portfolio, gain the ability to lead large engineering projects and help to bring a new academic approach.

DMUIC / PM / Engineering

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Life at DMU

Being a university student is not only about education, but also about creating and developing experiences and memories on and off campus that help shape your future.

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Experiences beyond your classroom

There are over 120 student groups and societies, upwards of 40 sports clubs, volunteering groups, and more. These give you the chance to make friends, learn new things, and create long-lasting memories.

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Explore and collaborate with students around the world

There’s an international experience programme – DMU Global, which offers subsidised and affordable international travel opportunities to all DMU students so that they can enrich their studies and broaden their cultural horizons. More than 13,000 students have travelled overseas to a huge variety of destinations, including New York, Hong Kong, San Francisco and Berlin.

There are also on campus and online learning opportunities, offering the chance to collaborate with fellow students around the world and learn from academics and business leaders.

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What kind of support can you expect at DMU?

The welfare of our students is always our top priority, and DMU offer a range of dedicated services to provide support when needed throughout your time here. Students have access to mental health support, counselling, disability services, and a medical centre on campus. We also run Healthy DMU – a wellbeing service that aims to help students have a healthy, happy and productive time at university and develop habits that can enrich wellbeing for years to come.

International and EU Student Support team

For international and EU students, there’s a dedicated support team on hand to provide help and guidance before and during your time at DMU. The team runs our International Welcome Week, airport pick-ups and a ‘buddies’ scheme, which offers opportunities to be matched with a current DMU student to help you settle in.

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What is like to study and live in Leicester?

The DMU campus is a safe and peaceful place to study with everything in easy reach, while only minutes away from the exciting buzz of the city centre. At the heart of the campus is the award-winning Vijay Patel Building, home to art and design subjects. The regeneration of the Great Hall of Leicester Castle brought new life and purpose to the former court of law in this Grade I listed building as a teaching space for students in the Faculty of Business and Law.

The central Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology. The campus also has several sustainable design features, from solar panels to greener travel initiatives.

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Your Route to De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

University Info

De Montfort University International College (DMUIC) is an international college dedicated to laying the foundations for your future degree.

Degree Courses

Discover the wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes De Montfort University can offer you.


What student support does DMU offer?

De Montfort University (DMU) has a dedicated student support team to help deal with any issues you may have before, during and after your studies. Whether it’s finding accommodation and settling in, to arranging academic support – the support team can help point you in the right direction.

DMU has dedicated resources to provide extra academic support to students. Areas we provide help with include:

  • Essay writing (style, structure and referencing)
  • General written English (grammar, punctuation)
  • Research (skills and sources)
  • Time management
  • Verbal presentations
  • Revision and exams

All DMU undergraduate and postgraduate students have a designated personal tutor throughout their programme. From the moment they join the university, students are encouraged to build a relationship with their Personal Tutor who, along with specialist services, as appropriate (e.g. The Student Gateway, Library and Learning Services, Student Advice Centres) will support and guide students in their journey to fulfil their academic potential and to achieve their academic and personal development goals.

Our Student Finance team is here to provide students with advice on all aspects of money matters, including tuition fees, financial help and funding studies.

Located within Student Gateway, the Student Finance and Welfare Counter provides information and guidance on a range of student funding issues. The advice given is confidential and impartial. The team is responsible for:

  • Liaising with Student Finance England/Student Loans Company (and other student funding bodies, but not the NHS)
  • Confirming registration to release students maintenance payments
  • Confirming attendance to trigger tuition fee loan payments and sending ‘Change of Circumstance’ notifications.

The team also offer a variety of appointments to suit student needs that can be booked at their convenience.

The Disability Advice and Support (DSA) team are committed to providing leading support to enable students to achieve their full potential. We know that each person’s disability can affect them in different ways, so the support we offer is flexible and tailored to each individual. We aim to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to fully participate in their chosen course and university experience. We encourage students and applicants to inform us about a disability or medical condition as early as possible, so that relevant support can be arranged for their studies. This can include liaising with academics, the exams office and other key teams to ensure that all support is in place.

The Wellbeing team offers counselling to give students the opportunity to talk in confidence with someone who is impartial and separate from work, social and family life. The team also offers a fantastic range of #HealthyDMU masterclasses, including mindfulness and many more. These masterclasses are an opportunity to develop life skills such as managing pressure effectively and becoming more confident.

The Mental Health Inclusion team offer support around practical, day to day solutions to various issues students may have. Coming to university is for the majority of students a fantastic experience. It’s a chance to meet new people, have lots of new opportunities, achieve academic goals and work towards a career. We want to try and ensure that all students have a positive experience at DMU, so the Mental Health Inclusion team are an excellent resource for students to utilise.

All students and staff have the right to feel respected, safe and supported. DMU and DSU are committed to providing and promoting an environment which is free from harassment and discrimination. Unwanted sexual comments, advances or assaults have no place at DMU or anywhere else. We have a team of trained professionals who are here to listen and ensure students receive the very best support and help.

Starting university is an exciting time, with lots of opportunities to take advantage of – some students can find this quiet daunting. The Transitions team can help students cope better with the challenges of academic study, independent living and thriving in a new environment.

DMU Works is our exciting careers programme to help students become work-ready by providing opportunities that will make them professional, adaptable and business-aware, equipping them to succeed in a competitive world and make choices about the future they want. Opportunities offered include:

  • professional experiences such as placements and internships
  • work-readiness training, coaching and development
  • business insider visits
  • enterprise support
  • research and consultancy opportunities.

Each faculty has its own Student Advice Centre (SAC) to help, support and advise students with all learning support enquiries. Services that SACs provide to students include:

  • Coursework hand-in and collection
  • Supply of forms for change of programme/module changes, change of address etc.
  • Contact details for lecturers
  • Photocopying
  • Locker rental
  • Information leaflets on all student services and university regulations and procedures
  • General enquiries and signposting to other departments
  • Exam and coursework deferral forms and advice
  • Provision of one-to-one appointments with a member of staff should your problem be of a private or confidential nature

International Student Fees

You can find the applicable international student course fee for your chosen pathway study route listed below.

Study Route Tuition Fees (2021-22) Tuition Fees (2022-23)
International Year Zero (IYZ) From £14,995.00 From £14,995.00
International Year One (IY1) From £15,495.00 From £15,795.00
Pre-Master’s (PM) From £9,995.00 From £9,995.00
Pre-Top-UP (PTUP) From £9,995.00 From £9,995.00
Please note: There is an additional £200 administration fee payable to Oxford International. Stated fees do not include tuition applicable for your degree course continued at the De Montford University.

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Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)