North Central College - Naperville, IL


University of Leicester, England

Exchange Program - Fall Term
Direct Enrollment Program - Fall Term

Located in the center of England, 75 minutes by train from London, Leicester is a vibrant, student-centered city. The university, situated near downtown Leicester, is a leading research school with a strong reputation for the quality of its teaching in all departments. It is especially strong in the sciences with excellent programs in English, history, and law as well.

University of Leicester website

Exchange Program Requirements/Information (Please see Direct Enrollment requirements/information at the end of this page)

Eligibility Requirements:

Junior or Senior standing. GPA 3.0 preferred.

Academic Credit:

Varies by course load and length of stay; usually 12 credits per semester.

Housing and Meals:

International Students have access to both catered and self-catered accommodations.

Estimated Costs:

Students pay tuition and fees to NCC; room and board fees estimated at $2750 for the semester, paid to the University of Leicester. Airfare not included.

Program Specifics:

Students are required to submit unofficial transcript and one academic reference.
Deadline for application materials: May 31

If the exchange program is at capacity, students may study at this university under the Direct Enrollment Program. Eligibility Requirements, Credits, Housing & Meals, and Estimated Costs are listed below:

Eligibility Requirements:

Junior or Senior standing. GPA 3.0 preferred, with substantial course work in major.

Academic Credit:

9-12 credits depending on courses selected.

Housing & Meals:

Standard self-catering housing provided. Meals not included.

Estimated Costs:

NCC fall tuition + $3000 program fee (unless otherwise noted). Fees include placement, orientation and guidance fee as well as standard self-catering housing. Fees do NOT include meals, airfare, travel from airport to campus, health insurance, departure tax, visa fees, books, extra personal travel, and spending money.

Cassandra Peterson

Studying in Leicester, England has been a blast!  I have met people from all over the world, which means I have been able to learn about the British culture, as well as the Kenyan, Chinese, South Korean, and Australian cultures.  I must say, the fish and chips in England are "brilliant", as the British would say.  I have joined the Mountaineering Club, even though I have never climbed before.