De Montfort University Entry Requirements & Scholarships | Student Connect

De Montfort University

Located in the multicultural city of Leicester, De Montfort University (DMU) is renowned for consistently providing outstanding education of the highest quality in the UK Higher Education Sector. With over 2700 international students enrolled from over 130 countries, DMU is also ranked as one of the top three universities in the UK for teaching excellence by the Times Higher Education magazine.

Founded as the Leicester School of Art in 1870, it attained the University Status in 1992 and got its name from Simon de Montfort.

Named as one of the best cities to live and work in the UK by the Good Growth for Cities Index in 2016, Leicester offers diverse and multicultural learning experience for students. The university campus is equipped with modern, state of the art technology and facilities to provide a unique learning experience in a student friendly academic environment.

100% of students at DMU expressed overall satisfaction in the quality of the courses, teaching methodology, and research facilities (National Student Survey, 2019).

The four faculties of the university namely Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities, Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences offer over 100 undergraduate courses, and over 70 Master's programs.

Proud recipient of Gold Rating by the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017), the De Montfort University was also awarded the Centre of Excellence status for its performance practice teaching and student support.

The university offers professionally accredited courses through an excellent academic framework and a wide range of employability support services like Short-term placement opportunities, Recruitment fairs, business insight visits, speed networking, webinars etc.

De Montfort Universityis Committed in its effort to positively impact society through improvements to health and well-being, infrastructure, creativity, economic growth, business, and civil society. 

Why study at De Montfort University?

  • More than 170 courses are accredited by professional bodies like Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Chartered Management Institute (CMI), providing significant exemptions from professional qualifications after graduation. 
  • Achieved the highest possible Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework for excellent academic quality.
  • Investment of over £136m for the development of a modern and inspiring learning environment equipped with cutting edge technology.
  • Development of employable skills and assistance in graduate placements through:
    • DMU Works helps students develop entrepreneurial skills or launch and grow their own business.  
    • DMU Local helps students gain valuable employability experience through volunteering and consultancy projects.
  • Frontrunners scheme helps students gain high quality work experience within the professional and academic departments of the university.
  • Located at the heart of Leicester, easy access to a range of diverse and affordable food, transport and entertainment options.
  • DMU Global offers year-round employment support and services for international students. Activities include individual business advice, enterprise competitions, workshops, events, and international trips.
  • Opportunity to experience diverse world cultures at multicultural metropolis Leicester.
  • 60% of the University's research activities as "world-leading" or "internationally excellent” (Research Excellence Framework).
  • Host of scholarships and funding options available for international students.

Entry Requirements

English Language for all Level and Type of Courses:

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.


  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A-level or equivalent (eg BTEC)
  • Five GCSEs grades A-C including; English Language and Maths
  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent)

    English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade C.

    We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course.

  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points.

Postgraduate Typical Entry Requirements:

You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours degree in a related subject. If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis.


Typical Entry Requirements

A good portfolio and normally:

  • Art and Design Foundation or
  • 32 UCAS points, including one A Level or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma or Certificate
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ Points 
  • Five GCSEs grades A*- C including English Language or Literature at grade C or above.

We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English at grade C or above.


International Scholarships:

  • DMU International Scholarship.
  • DMU Sport Scholarship.
  • Sustainability Scholarship.
  • Early Payment Discount.

Postgraduate Scholarships and Bursaries:

  • DMU Sports Scholarship.
  • Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship.
  • The Harry James Riddleston Charity
  • Sir Thomas White Loan Charity

Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship:

  • Art Design and Humanities.
  • Computing, Engineering and Media.
  • Health and Life Sciences.
  • Business and law

Stephen Lawrence Professional Scholarship.

Other Charities and Trusts:

The Directory of Social Change details 4,500 UK trusts and foundations that give around £3.9 billion each year ( Other publications that can be accessed at local libraries, or the Kimberlin Library on the DMU campus for existing DMU students, include:

  • The Directory of Grant Making Trusts (Charities AidFoundation)
  • The Grants Register (Macmillan Press)
  • The Charities Digest (Waterlow Information Services)

Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries

  • DMU Global High Flyers Scholarship.
  • DMU Sport Scholarship.
  • Article 26 Scholarship.
  • Access Scholarship
  • Care Leavers Bursary
  • Estranged Students Bursary
  • NHS Funding
  • Earning while you study.
  • Stonegate Scholarship.
  • Stephen Lawrence Professional Scholarship.
*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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