De Montfort University

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

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De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) is located in the welcoming and multicultural city of Leicester, just over an hour from London and offers more than 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate, many of which offer professional accreditations, links to industry or work experience.

Each year more than 2,700 international students from more than 130 countries choose to study with at DMU.

DMU also has a wide range of accommodation within walking distance of the campus. Situated on the edge of the city centre, this also means Leicester’s many attractions are only minutes away.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards. Previous DMU graduates have gone on to work on Oscar-winning films and with organisations such as the BBC, HSBC, Nike, BMW and the NHS.

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Features and Benefits


26,000 students and 2,600 staff.


Professionally accredited courses


Top 3 UK student cities

Industry-standard equipment

Laboratories, art studios and study spaces


Best University Careers and Employability Service 2021

150+ years

Historical reputation

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Leicester ranked in the top three UK student cities – after Manchester and Cambridge – in NatWest's Student Living Index 2020. Students call it ‘the perfect size’, with the right balance of history and culture as well as intimacy and community.

Based in the East Midlands of England, Leicester is described by many as one of the most diverse cities. It is home to Britain’s largest Caribbean festival outside London, as well as the biggest Diwali celebrations outside India. Combined with this is the undying sporting spirit and its solid reputation for creative energy and innovation.

If that did not convince you, here are other top reasons to study in Leicester:

  • Affordable: The cost of accommodation, grocery shopping and social activities in Leicester combined was far more wallet-friendly than Birmingham, Coventry and neighbouring Nottingham.
  • Well-connected: At a speedy 1-hour journey from London, Leicester’s location means you’re never too far from the capital’s action.
  • Diverse: Leicester is home to several communities with different backgrounds and ethnicities.


DMU’s campus is located in the heart of Leicester, just a 10-minute walk away from the bustling high street filled with shops, restaurants and a vibrant music and film scene.

Campus - Key Information
  • The new DMU campus is fully committed to state-of-the-art lecture theatres and technology.
  • The Kimberlin Library provides a space to work, study and access a vast range of print materials.
  • DMU boasts of many places to eat and drink including the Food Village – a light, spacious environment where students can order a range of cuisines.
  • Students’ Union helps improve the student experience with extra break-out space to study, chat and relax.
  • Prayer Room for students of all faiths in the Portland Building.
  • Flexible learning approach which featured a mix of both online and face-to-face teaching. Free NHS rapid-turnaround lateral flow tests provided for students and staff.

Food Village

Students can order fresh pizza, pasta dishes, fish and chips, halal food options and more. The award-winning Riverside Café, specialising in vegetarian and vegan cuisine, oozes charm on the bank of the River Soar.

Sports leisure centre

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee
Leisure Centre offers students a 25-metre six-lane swimming pool, sauna, 13-metre climbing wall, sports hall, free-weights area, fitness suite and a comprehensive fitness programme with a variety of activities, from aerobics and abs blast, to yoga and Zumba.


DMU's halls of residence aim to place every new student in a safe and affordable place to live where they’re happy and feel at home.

DMU’s campus offers students 10 different halls of residence. All rooms are modern and self-catered, with shared kitchenes, laundry facilities and internet access. Many rooms will have en-suite bathrooms (personal bathroom inside their rooms).

Halls of residence are close to both campus and the city centre. Bede Hall offers fully adapted rooms for wheelchair users, including kitchens.

All DMU-sourced halls of residence are signed up to the Universities UK national student accommodation code of practice. Find more information about halls of residence here.

Accommodation Costs

Hall of residence Contract length Room type Number of rooms Weekly charge Yearly charge

Filbert Village

43 weeks and one day Classic en suite 431 £122.40 £5,280.70
Newarke 43 weeks and one day Classic en suite 340 £143.82 £6,204.83
Bede Hall 38 weeks and one day Standard 227 £99 £3,776.14
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Key Features & Amenities

High speed WiFi throughout the halls of residence

Follow Universities UK national student accommodation code of practice

Halls of residence close to both campus and the city centre

Student Experience

DMU defines itself as an international community, with a friendly energy and picturesque campus.

At DMU, there is a place for all types of students. With a wide range of modern facilities, lecture theatres, specialist equipment and extracurricular activities, it is difficult to find something missing.

Along with this, DMU aims to broaden cultural horizons, improve students’ ability to communicate and develop other key skills valued by employers.

The university’s award-winning DMU Global programme is offering students hundreds of overseas, on-campus and online opportunities to experience different cultures and ways of learning to boost their job opportunities and help them develop a range of key skills.

Since its launch, more than 14,000 students have gone overseas with DMU Global, visiting over 65 countries and 60 universities. 


Students gone abroad with DMU Global


Dignity and respect for all

Healthy DMU

Resources to be happy and healthy

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DMU’s 200 clubs and societies can support you, whether you are interested in singing acapella, taking up skateboarding or passionate about homelessness.

DMU’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre is home to a six-lane pool, sauna, 13-metre climbing wall, sports hall, free-weights area, fitness suite and a comprehensive fitness programme

As an independent student-run and student-led organisation, DMU’s Students’ Union looks after 200 student groups and societies, close to 40 sports clubs, numerous volunteering groups and media group Demon Media.

Your Route to this University

Our pathway courses are designed to help you prepare for life and study as a student at De Montfort University.

De Montfort University International College

De Montfort University International College (DMUIC), located at the heart of DMU’s campus, offers international students an alternative route to an undergraduate degree.

DMUIC has small class sizes and offers a high-quality academic experience, meaning students will receive personal attention and support as they adjust to life in the UK.

The options available to students are the International Year Zero, International Year One.

Your route to DMUIC

Degree Courses

DMUIC offers students pathway courses that progress onto more than 160+ degrees at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Depending on your chosen route, you can access courses in Art & Design, Business, Law, Engineering and Computing, Life Sciences, Media and Pharmacy. The International Incorporated Bachelor’s degree is designed specifically to strengthen English skills.

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Supporting students to success

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

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

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)