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De Montfort University

About De Montfort University

De Montfort University, a global school with more than 26,000 students and 2,600 faculty members, was founded in 1870. The multicultural city of Leicester, England, is where DMU is situated. De Montfort University attracts more than 2,500 international students annually from more than 130 nations. This institution is acknowledged as a Gold-rated institution in the Teaching Excellence Framework. A DMU graduate has the opportunity to work for renowned companies like the BBC, HSBC, Nike, BMW, and others and win Oscars.

DMU is one of the top 20 colleges for graduate programmes according to The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. The De Montfort University Rank falls between 801 and 1000, as per the QS World University Ranking 2023. For undergraduate and graduate programmes, it received rankings of 293 and 216, respectively. The Times Higher Education magazine has ranked DMU as one of the top 150 greatest young universities in the world. On the list of the top universities in the UK, DMU is included.

For students, the De Montfort University Campus has established a contemporary and tranquil setting. The DMU campus is fully equipped, including lodging. This university offers one of the best campuses in the nation to international students. You will have the opportunity to apply for a variety of UG and PG level programmes at DMU, including those in Accounting, Arts, Business, Engineering, IT & Software, Law, and more. More than 300 courses are available to students, and many of them offer professional accreditations. Popular De Montfort University Courses available to international students include B.Tech., BBA, MBA, M.Pharm., etc. Students gain various advantages from a curriculum throughout their studies.

Admission to De Montfort University occurs in January and September. When compared to other renowned institutions throughout the world, the ratio of students to teachers at this institution is an impressive 21:1. Due to this university's high acceptance rate of 41%, admittance is very competitive for international students. All incoming UK and international students at the university will have access to housing that is part of the university through DMU. The university's library, sports facilities, dining options, and other amenities are all available to students.

De Montfort is dedicated to assisting its students access higher education financially and academically. Undergraduate scholarships, Postgraduate scholarships, and International scholarships are the three types of De Montfort University Scholarships that are offered. At the university, there is a lot of help accessible for students. There are more than 10,000 cherished De Montfort University Leicester Notable Alumni worldwide. Charles Dance, an actor, Chris Williamson, Sir Peter Soulsby, Debra Searle, an explorer, and Manjinder Virk, among others, are well-known alumni of the university.

De Montfort University Campus

De Montfort University’s campus is located in an area of Leicester. 

Location Specialities 

Leicester is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United Kingdom. It is also Britain's first environment city. Leicester continued to grow rapidly throughout the 20th century.

De Montfort University Accomodation 

University offers accommodation for all international students, based on certain criteria. There are 13 halls of residence with 4,100 rooms. All halls are self-catered, giving students the full freedom to come and go at any time as they wish ,and furnished bedding pack including a duvet, pillow and bedsheets.

All accommodations are within easy walking distance to campus also very close to many attractions in Leicester many attractions.

De Montfort University Rankings

  • #801-1000 World University Ranking - QS 2021
  • #601-800 University Ranking - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #81 University Ranking (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #119 University Rankings - The Guardian 2021
  • #1174 Global Universities - US News & World Report 2021

De Montfort University Course Rankings

De Montfort University Business Courses

#301-400 PG Business and Economics - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021

#50 Business & Management Studies (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021

#41 Accounting & Finance Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021

#82 Accounting & Finance Rankings - The Guardian 2021

#103 Business, Management & Marketing - The Guardian 2021

De Montfort University Engineering Courses

  • #251-300 PG Engineering and Technology - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #58 Electrical & Electronic Engineering - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #50 Mechanical Engineering Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #56 Mechanical Engineering - The Guardian 2021
  • #56 Electronic & Electrical Engineering - The Guardian 2020

De Montfort University Computers Courses

  • #201-250 PG Computers - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #50 Computer Science - The Complete University Guide 2021


In 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework, the UK Department of Education awarded the institution a Gold Rating, describing teaching as "consistently outstanding" and "of the highest quality found in the UK higher education sector.

De Montfort University Ranking

The University was ranked 94th in the UK for the Guardian rankings of 2018,70th by The Complete University Guide for 2019, and, Times Higher Education (THE) ranked De Montfort University 50th in the world In 2019.

Teaching Quality

  • Excellence teaching and its relation to research are at the heart of the mission of De Montfort University (DMU)
  • DMU won 22 National Teaching Fellow Awards for Creative and Transformative Teaching, while Senior Lecturer Dr. Momodou Sallah was named the most creative teacher in the country at the 2015 Times Higher Education Awards.

Academic Divisions

  • The Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities 
  • The Faculty of Business and Law
  • The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
  • The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media

Why  De Montfort University?  ( Advantages)

  • DMU was the "exceptional performer" for graduate employability in the Times Higher Education mock TEF assessment held in 2016, placed first among all UK universities in this category.
  • Campus Facilities & Great Location
  • DMU has invested heavily in the development of a beautiful campus mixing traditional and modern study spaces.
  • The core of the campus is the magnificent Vijay Patel Structure, which houses our subjects of art and architecture and the Riverside Cafe.
  • The Great Hall of Leicester Castle offers a historic learning environment for business students. 
  • Green fields fill the campus and students can relax by the canal or in the Castle Gardens.

Teaching Excellence

DMU has achieved Gold - the highest possible standard - in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Accredited courses

Students can choose more than 170 graduate level courses accredited by professional bodies, which allows them to get waivers from professional qualifications .

Work placements

DMU offers  one year, full-time paid work placement for the majority of our courses, including all undergraduate courses and all postgraduate Engineering and Computing courses. 

Supportive and friendly

International Student Support Team will provide students with support before, during and after their time at DMU. They also runs an international welcome week, free airport pick-ups, and a 'buddies' scheme which matches students with a current DMU student to help them settle in.

How to Reach De Montfort University?

  • East Midlands International Airport is less than half an hour away and Birmingham, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted airports are all within reach.
  • High-speed rail links connect Leicester to London and many other major cities, while bus and coach services provide valuable and reliable connections across Leicester and most parts of the United Kingdom. Park-and-ride services are also available throughout the area.
  • By car Leicester is just off the M1 and close to the A1, allowing easy access to the North and South. The M69 and M6 are also close by and offer access to Birmingham, Wales and the South West.

De Montfort University Famous Aluminis

  • Gavin Bryars, composer
  • James Stevens Curl, architectural historian, architect and author
  • Gary Day
  • Christopher Duffy
  • Simon Emmerson, composer
  • Desmond Fernandes
  • David Greenaway, economist
  • Ian Hall
  • Robert Hewison
  • Christopher Hobbs
  • Derek Hockridge
  • John Hoskin
  • Andrew Hugill
  • Chris Joseph, writer
  • Joanna Scanlan, actress
  • Stephen Thomas Knight
  • Leigh Landy
  • Jim Marshall
  • Nicholas J. Phillips
  • Kate Pullinger
  • John Richards, musician
  • Martin Rieser
  • Michael Scott
  • Debbie Sell
  • Dave Smith, composer
  • Sue Thomas, author
  • John Young, composer
  • Lala Meredith-Vula

De Montfort University Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
MBA (1 Courses) 2 year GBP 14000
Engineering (7 Courses) 12 Month - 3 Year GBP 12250 - GBP 17780
Science (4 Courses) 3 Year - 4 Year GBP 12250 - GBP 14250
Arts (9 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 9000 - GBP 11750
Law (3 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 13750 - GBP 14100
Media Films (10 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 3280 - GBP 12250
Information Technology (IT) (6 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 12250 - GBP 17780
Banking & Finance (1 Courses) 2 year GBP 12200
Management (17 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP - - GBP 14100

De Montfort University Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Engineering IELTS , TOEFL
Information Technology (IT) IELTS , TOEFL
Management IELTS , TOEFL
Media Films IELTS , TOEFL

De Montfort University Application Process

De Montfort University admission process is completed online.

Application Portal: Online Application Form, DMU Online Portal or apply via UCAS with the institution code DEM/D26

Application Fee: Not charged

Application Deadline: February 8 for September Intake

Supporting Documents:

  • Academic certificate and transcripts
  • English language test scores: IELTS
    • For Foundational Courses: 4.5 with pre-sessional English
    • For UG: An overall score of 6.0 – 7.5 (can vary based on courses)
    • For PG: An overall score of 6.0 - 6.5 (can vary based on courses)
  • One Academic reference for Undergraduate and two for postgraduate
  • Personal Statement
  • Copy of passport
  • Course-specific requirements like a portfolio, interview, etc

Applicants with other English certificates are required to mail the international admission team at to ascertain the acceptability of that test. Applicants without English Language test results can enrol in the Pre-sessional English Language course.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

De Montfort requires all their international applicants to meet the university’s minimum IELTS requirement of 5.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 5.5 in every component. However, in the light that the applicant fails to meet these requirements, the university offers them a pre-session English course to be studied immediately before entering the first/second stage of the chosen program.

The specifications are as follows.

IELTS Art & Design: 6.0 Business, Computing, and Engineering: 6.5 Law Courses: 6.0 Humanities: 6.0-6.5 Media Courses: 6.5-7.5
SAT 1000
ACT 23
GMAT 590
Average GPA 3.0

De Montfort University English Language Requirement:


  • UG – 6.0 ,no modules less than 5.5.
    • Art and Design, Business, Computing and Engineering courses – 6.0
    • Law courses – 6.5
    • Humanities and Media courses – 6.0-6.5
    • Science courses – 6.5-7.5
  • PG – 6.5 ,no modules less than 5.5.
    • Business and Computing courses – 6.0
    • Art, Design and Engineering courses – 6.0-6.5
    • Humanities, Media, Law and Science courses – 6.5

The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.

De Montfort University Highlights

Type of Institution Public
Campus Setting Urban
Endowment £1.17 million
Number of Campuses 4 faculties
Number/Percentage of International Students 23205
Total number of Professors 3240
Student Satisfaction Rate 86%
Graduate Job Rate 97.3%
Number of Residence Vacancy Around 3000
International fee Undergraduates- £13240 (annual) Postgraduates- £15950 (annual)
Number of Academic Programs UG, PG, Part time, distance, blended
Mode of Program Full time, distance and online
Average Graduate Salary 19800 pounds a year

De Montfort University The tuition fee (In GBP) for various programs is tabulated below:De Montfort University Average Cost

Field of Study Avg.Fees
Art, Design and Humanities: £13,750
Business and Law £13,750-£14,550
Media £13,750 - £14,250
Engineering £14,250
Computing £14,250
Health and Life Sciences £13,250 - £14,250
Nursing BSc £14,950

De Montfort University The Average Tuition Fees and Other Expenses

Expenses Estimated cost in pounds
Undergraduate tuition fee 13,250- 14950
Postgraduate tuition fee 13600-15,900
On campus accommodation 5,000-6040
Average cost of living 97-110 per week

DMU International Scholarship up to 1500 pounds

  • TEF Gold Outstanding Alumni Scholarship up to 3000 pounds
  •  Leicester Castle Business School Scholarships:
  1. Global MBA Scholarship £3,000 - £5,000
  2. Full Postgraduate Scholarship
  • LGBTQ + Allies Scholarship-two fully funded post graduate taught scholarship packages including full fee weaver and maintenance bursary.
  • Vice Chancellor's Sports Scholarship- three different scholarship packages are available with eligible students being awarded up to 6000 pounds of support.

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

De Montfort University Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 14,450


£ 14,670

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 12,000

Campus accommodation

£ 4,526

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.