International students at DMU

At De Montfort University (DMU), we call ourselves ‘The Empowering University’ because our supportive and nurturing community of academics, students and advisers will empower you to realise your dreams. Our courses are carefully designed and taught by expert academics to help you gain the skills needed to enter today’s competitive jobs market and succeed in your career. 

We are also innovating the way we teach, with Education 2030 – our new student-centred, innovative and inclusive approach to learning. The majority of our undergraduate courses will be delivered in a ‘block’ format, focussing on one subject at a time. As a result, it will give you more time to engage in your learning, receiving faster assessment and feedback as well as a stronger learning community as you will be with the same teaching group of coursemates for each block. DMU is one of the only universities in the UK to teach in this way, and from those who do, it has been proven to lead to better results and learning outcomes.

We are rated a 5-star ‘excellent’ institution by QS, a world leader in evaluating higher education performance. An internationally-recognised mark of quality in which education experts rate universities across a broad range of criteria. DMU joins 15 other universities in the UK and just over 100 universities worldwide in being granted the 5-star accolade. We not only achieved an ‘excellent’ rating overall but also scored the maximum five stars in key criteria including teaching, employability, internationalisation, academic development and facilities.

Every year we've helped thousands of international students from more than 130 countries find their new home. Located in the city of Leicester, we’re a campus-based university in the city centre, with the hub of activity in Leicester right on your doorstep – and we’re one of the few universities in the UK where you’re getting the best of both worlds.

What you learn in books is just the start. Gaining your degree is a stepping stone to landing your dream career, and our Careers Team, is here to open doors. This service is able to provide you with guaranteed access to work experience opportunities, flexible career support tailored to your needs, placement years that count towards your degree and unlimited digital tools.

Take a look below for everything you need to know and if you have any other questions please get in touch with our dedicated international team.

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