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Leicester, England

Located in the center of England, Leicester is well-connected to major cities such as London, Nottingham and Birmingham. Leicester is less than half an hour from East Midlands International Airport, and Birmingham, Luton and London Stansted airports are all within reach. There are also good transport links with London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports. As a city university, the DMU campus is less than five minutes' walk from hundreds of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, cinemas, gig venues and a world-class theater. Leicester has been named as one of the best cities in which to live and work for the UK, according to the 2016 Good Growth for Cities Index. 

About De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) has a vibrant and friendly international community, and welcomes applications from students at partner institutions to study at DMU on exchange for a semester or year. Currently, the DMU population encompasses staff and studnets from more than 130 nations; they are immensely proud of this diversity and welcome students from all over the world. Alongside the outstanding teaching environment, DMU offers students an unforgettable student experience with great extra-curricular activities offered through the De Montfort Students' Union (DSU), and a range of exciting festivals, celebrations and on-campus events for students to get involved in, which are a great way to meet new people and make friends. 


De Montfort University

Gateway House

Leicester LE1 9BH, UK


DMU Global Student Exchange Team

+44 (0) 116 207 8479

De Montfort University Application Process

Step 1: Submit the following items directly to the Coggin Study Abroad Office (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

DEADLINE: March 15 for fall semester or full academic year

Step 2: Your study abroad advisor will sent your nomination to DMU. Soon after, DMU will send an email with instructions to apply online. Students must submit the following documents to their online application for DMU:

  • Copy of valid passport
  • UNF transcripts
  • Module Choice Form
  • Supporting Statement

DEADLINE: May 1 for fall semester or full academic year

De Montfort University Academics

Academic Calendar

The fall semester (Term One) runs from mid-September to mid-December; the spring semester (Term Two) runs from the beginning of January to the beginning of April. View the 2019-2020 term dates

Note: Students can only study at DMU for the fall semester or full academic year. Students cannot study at DMU for the spring semester only. 


Credit & Grade Conversions

  • DMU Grade Conversion Scale (coming soon)
  • DMU Credit Conversion Scale (coming soon)

De Montfort University Housing & Cost


All exchange students at DMU are guaranteed accommodation at the Liberty Court halls of residence (close to campus) if students complete their application before the given deadline. All of the halls are self-catered and fully furnished, offering shared kitchens, laundry facilities and internet access. With on-site or on-call security, halls also have on-site managers, CCTV and/or electronic door entry systems. The price of accommodation is likely to range from £118 to £130 per week for an en suite room. 

Note: students are responsible for finding their own housing if they choose not to find housing through DMU.


UNF students participating in a Coggin semester exchange program will pay UNF tuition. Students will be responsible for all other expenses (i.e. flight, meals, housing, etc.). To see an estimated cost for one semester at DMU, please see the estimated cost documents below.

Note: We recommend using Oanda as a currency converter when determining your budget. 


Please view our Study Abroad Funding page for information about scholarships other funding opportunities.