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Originally founded as the Leicester School of Art in 1870, the university has evolved through many incarnations including the Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology and Leicester Polytechnic. Leicester Polytechnic officially became De Montfort University on 26 June 1992. The name was chosen to reflect the university’s long association with Leicester by commemorating the celebrated Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, a crucial figure in medieval history who established the first parliament in 1265.

Many modern DMU courses have their roots in the late 19th century and early 20th century, when the School of Art and Leicester Technical School began training apprentices for local industries, such as boot and shoe manufacture, furniture making and design, hosiery and textiles manufacture, engineering, printing and bookbinding. In 2020 DMU launched a year of celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary since it was first founded in 1870. De Montfort University’s campus is located in an area of Leicester that is steeped in history.

£1500 scholarships available

The University has a limited number of automatic scholarships worth £1,500 which will be issued on a first come first served basis to international students who accept their offers and pay the required deposit. Early application is strongly encouraged.

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Why study at DMU?

DMU has an award-winning careers and employability service, DMU Works. They are amongst the best UK universities for helping students build their careers (NUE 2021).

Tuition Fees & Scholarships

£15,100 – £18,780
This is a guide only. Instalments may be possible. Your C2C counsellor will advise you of the exact tuition fee for your course.
A limited number of International Scholarships may be offered for the September 2022 intake. Please contact your C2C Counsellor for further details.
A limited number of early payment discounts may also be offered for the September 2022 intake. Please contact your C2C Counsellor for further details.

Your C2C Counsellor will advise you on scholarship criteria, eligibility and application deadlines


“There are a number of very attractive points about De Montfort University that I think would be of interest to prospective international students.

Key amongst them would be the availability of guaranteed and paid internships giving international students some very valuable work experience in the UK. The University enjoys very strong industry links and has a high graduate employment rate. Scholarships are also generous and the University's overall rankings and international reputation is high. I highly recommend DMU!”

Vipin Das India, MSc International Business & Management

£500 Student Bursary from Connect2Counsellors

If you apply to DMU through C2C you may be eligible to receive our £500 student bursary. Ask your Counsellor for further details.


Connect2Counsellors is an official representative of De Montfort University. This means that we can submit applications direct to the University and follow up with any queries. All our UK Counsellors are experienced counsellors, each has a proven track record in UK education counselling and UK student visa requirements. They are highly trained individuals having successfully placed many students with UK Universities and Colleges. Some have worked directly for UK universities so have in-depth knowledge on admission procedures and application processing.

A C2C Counsellor will assist you with all aspects of applying to study in the UK, this includes:

C2C has a 100% UK student visa success rate for the September 21 & January 22 intakes.

Connect2Counsellors Ltd is a British company based in Brighton, UK.