De Montfort University, popularly known as DMU, is a public university in the city of Leicester, England. 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. The university adapted according to the changing times and kept on adding new subjects, such as engineering, building, and machine drawing.

In 1992, the university came to be known as De Montfort University. The name of the university was borrowed from Simon de Montfort, who is known to be a 13th-century Earl of Leicester, credited with the task of establishing the first parliament in 1265.

The university campus comprises numerous buildings, including Campus Centre Building, Kimberlin Library, Queen’s Building which houses the faculty of technology, Hawthorn Building which includes DMU Heritage Centre and Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. There are also other buildings like the Trinity House which comprises the Vice-Chancellor’s office, Chantry Building, Great Hall of Leicester Castle which comprises business school and Gateway House. Additionally, the campus houses Hugh Aston Building which has the faculty of business and law, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Centre, The Venue which comprises skating rink, movie hall, and Vijay Patel Building which comprises arts, design and humanities school.

This university has specialized faculties for all types of streams such as Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities, Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and Faculty of Computing, Engineering, and Media. It offers more than 100 undergraduate courses, and over 70 Master’s programs in the areas of business, law, art, design, humanities, media, engineering, energy, computing, sciences, and social sciences. Each year more than 2,700 international students from more than 130 countries choose to study with the university.

De Montfort University also has globally popular research institutes like Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, Centre for Reproduction Research, Centre for Urban Research and Austerity, Cinema and Television History Research Institute, Cyber Technology Institute. Other centers include Finance and Banking Research Centre, Institute for Applied Economics and Social Value, Institute for Evidence-based Law Reform, Institute for Psychological Sciences, Institute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education, and Social Justice, Institute of Allied Health Sciences Research and Institute of Architecture. DMUsport offers more than 30 sports clubs from basketball and boxing to Jiu-Jitsu, football, triathlon, and snow sports.

This university has notable alumni in different sectors, such as novelist Louis de Bernières in the field of academics, famous Omani entrepreneur Qais Al Khonji in the field of business, Miss England 2008 and model Laura Coleman in the area of fashion and many more alumni in sectors such as health, medicine, media, law and order, sports, politics, and government.

University at a glance

Total International Students2,700
UG/PG Course Ratio1 : 0.71
Endowments ValuePound 1 million
No.of Campuses1
Yearly Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 4.6 Lakh
International Students Website
Students belonging to100+ Nationalities


CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MBA(1 Course)15 MonthsINR 16.7L
MEM(1 Course)1 YearINR 16.3L
BE/Btech(4 Courses)3 – 4 YearsINR 15L
MS(19 Courses)12 – 18 MonthsINR 14.8L – 18.5L
MIM(19 Courses)1 – 1.2 YearsINR 14.8L – 15.2L
BBA(2 Courses)3 – 4 YearsINR 14.5L
BSc(1 Course)3 – 4 YearsINR 14.5L
MA(5 Courses)1 YearINR 14.3L – 14.8L
MPharm(1 Course)4 YearsINR 14.5L
MArch(1 Course)2 YearsINR 14.5L
Other Courses(3 Courses)1 – 4 YearsINR 12.4L – 14.5L

Entry Criteria

MBA(1 Course)IELTS: 6 & Above
MEM(1 Course)IELTS: 6 & Above
BE/Btech(4 Courses)IELTS: 6 & Above
MS(19 Courses)IELTS: 6-6.5
MIM(19 Courses)IELTS: 6 & Above
BBA(2 Courses)IELTS: 6 & Above
BSc(1 Course)IELTS: 6.5 & Above
MA(5 Courses)IELTS: 6-6.5
MPharm(1 Course)IELTS: 6.5 & Above
MArch(1 Course)IELTS: 6 & Above
Other Courses(3 Courses)IELTS: 6-7

On campus Accommodation



  • De Montfort University provides on-campus accommodation to its students and aims to provide accommodation to all new UK and international undergraduate students who request it
  • University offers the choice of 14 halls of residence with more than 4,600 rooms
  • There is a variety of contract lengths, with prices ranging from £97 to £191 per week
  • All the halls are self-catered

Off campus Accommodation



  • The average rent is 600 to 800 pounds/month
  • The residence type includes studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments and shared apartments
  • The student residences comprise furnished bedrooms and fitted kitchens along with the laundry and bike storage facilities 
  • The apartments are located very close to the city centre and just 10 minutes’ walk from the train station, perfect for making the most of student life in Leicester

Know more about Studying in UK

Studying UK Details
Average 1st Year Tuition CostMIM INR 19.1 L|MS INR 18.8 L|BE/Btech INR 18.3 L|BBA INR 16.4 L|MA INR 16.9 L|BSc INR 18.3 L|MBA INR 20.1 L|BHM INR 13.5 L|MArch INR 15.7 L|MEM INR 17.8 L|MPharm INR 18.4 L|MBBS INR 32.8 L
Average Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 5.9 L (based on 139 colleges listed on
Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 88|IELTS: 6.5|PTE: 59|GMAT: 590
Part Time WorkPermittedMaximum of 20 hours per week of paid or unpaid work is allowed during course term for degree students in University
Post Study Work PermitPermittedUK government announced the comeback of the two-year post-study work visa for international students
Cost of Visa ApplicationPound 348 = INR 35,294.2
Visa Application ProcessModerateUK Student visa was two student categories under Tier 4 of the points-based system: Tier 4 (General)
Hot Job SectorsHealthcare, education, hospitality, consulting and management, are prominent sectors
Economy Growth RateIn 2019, UK’s economy picked up pace and UK gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 1.4..

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