** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Course(s) Available In:
American Studies, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Computer Science & Systems, Economics, English, French, Geography, Geology, History, Interactive Media Studies, Italian, Law, Management, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Study Abroad Advisor:
Kerry Strader, Kevin Fitzgerald, Paula Hudak, Ryan Dye
About the Program:
The University of Leicester is a leading UK University committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching.The University of Leicester is the University of the Year 2008-9 in England. In awarding the title the judges cited Leicester's ability to "evidence commitment to high quality, a belief in the synergy of teaching and research and a conviction that higher education is a power for good".Leicester is one of a handful of British universities to feature in the world's top 200 institutions: Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings 2008 and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities 2008.
The United Kingdom consists of the island of Great Britain (made up of the countries of England, Scotland and Wales), the northern part of the island of Ireland (Northern Ireland) and many small islands off the coast of these two major islands.Many students, when thinking of the United Kingdom, immediately gravitate toward London, but the country has many other fine regions to explore. England ranks among the world's most influential and far-reaching centers of cultural development. It was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. England was the world's first parliamentary democracy and consequently many constitutional, governmental and legal innovations that had their origin in England have been widely adopted by other nations.
Leicester is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England. It is the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies on the River Soar and at the edge of the National Forest. In 2006, the population of the Leicester unitary authority was estimated at 289,700, the largest in the East Midlands, whilst 441,213 people lived in the wider Leicester Urban Area. Leicester is the 10th most populous settlement in the United Kingdom using the 2001 census definitions and the urban area is the fifteenth largest conurbation in the UK.
Ancient Roman pavements and baths remain in Leicester from its early settlement as Ratae Corieltauvorum, a Roman military outpost in a region inhabited by the Celtic Corieltauvi tribe. Following the demise of Roman society the early medieval Ratae Corieltauvorum is shrouded in obscurity, but when the settlement was captured by the Danes it became one of five fortified towns important to the Danelaw. The name "Leicester" is thought to derive from the words castra of the "Ligore", meaning a camp on the River Legro, an early name for the River Soar. Leicester appears in the Doomsday Book as "Ledecestre". Leicester continued to grow throughout the Early Modern period as a market town, although it was the Industrial Revolution that facilitated an unparalleled process of unplanned urbanization in the area.
Today, Leicester is a thriving city, located on Midland Main Line and close to the M1 motorway. Leicester has a large ethnic minority population, particularly of South Asian origin, a product of immigration to the United Kingdom since the Second World War. To cater for the South Asian community, there are many Hindu, Sikh and Muslim places of worship and the Melton Road district serves as a focus, containing large numbers of Asian restaurants and shops.
Courses & Area of Study:
Students can enroll in any of the classes that Leicester University offers.
No specific classes or language level is required.
Housing and Meals:
Students can choose from catered halls of residence or self-catered accommodation, with a range of rooms from standard single rooms to en suite and deluxe. The University's Accommodation Services provide information and facilities for all students seeking University owned accommodation, whether catered or self-catered.
Students participating in exchange programs will pay Miami University Tuition and Fees directly to Miami University.Housing and meals will be paid directly to the host university.
Financial Aid and Scholarships:
Financial Aid is available to all Miami University students studying in a Miami University study abroad program.The amount of aid available to each student varies according to the program of study. Students are encouraged to meet with the Office of Financial Assistance in the 121 Campus Avenue Building, before they apply for their study abroad program.
Students who currently hold any Miami Scholarships such as the Oxford Scholars, Harrison Scholarship, Honors Scholarship and many others can use those scholarships to study abroad.For specific information concerning Miami University scholarships students should check the Financial Aid and Scholarships information on the study abroad website.Students are encouraged to meet with the Office of Financial Assistance in the 121 Campus Avenue Building, before they apply for their study abroad program to determine how their scholarships will be applied to their study abroad program.
There are a multitude of national and university scholarships available to Miami University students who study abroad.To determine which scholarships you would eligible for please review the Financial Aid and Scholarship information on the study abroad website at http://miamioh.edu/study-abroad/finance.
Students are required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation before they leave Miami University to participate in their study abroad program.The pre-departure session will cover your health and safety while abroad.But will also cover many other important travel details such as what to package and other important details.