University of Leicester
University of Leicester


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Central England

University of Leicester


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Central England


Centenary Scholarship for Excellence
Scholarship Name Centenary Scholarship for Excellence
Nationality Any

The rewards are real

Studying at Leicester means becoming a part of a century-long legacy. Founded as a living memorial to those who made sacrifices during the First World War, from the beginning we’ve celebrated the power of education to shape positive change in the world.

In our centenary year, we’re offering the Centenary Scholarship for Excellence to high-achieving students to ensure this tradition of academic excellence remains stronger than ever. By making us your firm choice, you’ll take the first step to becoming eligible for the generous financial support offered by these scholarships.

Centenary Scholarship for Excellence

When you’re made an offer at Leicester, you deserve to be recognised.

We’re pleased to be offering these scholarships to high achieving Home and EU students who receive both Unconditional and Conditional offers and make us their firm choice. These inclusive, uncapped scholarships are designed for a broad range of qualification holders (including BTEC), and eligibility will be decided based on tariff scores.

Your results can be truly rewarding:

  • Achieve 160+ Tariff and be eligible for £4,000
  • Achieve 152-159 Tariff and be eligible for £3,000
  • Achieve 144-151 Tariff and be eligible for £1,000
  • Achieve 136-143 Tariff and be eligible for £500

The Centenary Scholarships for Excellence will be made in a single cash payment in February 2020.

Eligibility criteria

  • For students with a Home or EU tuition fee status
  • Undergraduate campus-based courses beginning in September 2019 or April 2020 (includes deferrals from 2018)
  • Only qualifications that carry UCAS tariff points can be counted
  • You must have been offered a place on a course and made a firm commitment to the University of Leicester, by making us your firm choice (conditional firm or unconditional firm)


There is no need to apply for this scholarship. We’ll confirm your award when we confirm your place at the start of term in September 2019 or April 2020.


  • Medicine MBChB, Distance Learning courses, Postgraduate courses and PGCE
  • Direct entrants to year two
  • Students with an overseas tuition fee status
  • Students who join Leicester through the Clearing process
  • AS-Level subjects also taken at A-Level cannot be counted towards the tariff total
  • Only the highest grade in a subject will be counted: resits will not count twice
  • Qualifications that do not appear on the UCAS website as carrying tariff points
  • Only one Centenary Academic Excellence Scholarship will be awarded per student
  • Students that become Firm with Leicester by default ie, by being rejected by one of their other choices
  • The scholarship is for 2019 only. Students who defer to 2020, will be considered for the schemes available for 2020 entry, not 2019
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