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LIPC : A foundation year on campus

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Quick facts:

  • University preparation on a real campus
  • Several possible starting dates: September, January, April
  • Tuition fees more affordable on average

LIPC is an integrated college that offers undergraduate and graduate programmes to international students, allowing transfers to De Montfort University (or other British universities). LIPC offers excellent access to postgraduate studies at De Montfort University (DMU) in a stimulating and friendly environment. Once you have completed the first stage of your chosen LIPC course, you will continue to study directly at the university.

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Located in the heart of the De Montfort University Campus, LIPC is within walking distance of Leicester city centre, a vibrant and multicultural city, and only about an hour’s train ride from London. From the beginning of your studies at LIPC, you are automatically part of the University De Montfort, a true international university that welcomes about 3,000 students from 130 countries.

International Year Zero (IYZ)

You can join IYZ in September, January or April. IYZ offers you a choice of one of the following domains: art and design, business and law, engineering and computer science, life sciences/psychology, media, pharmacy. Each programme includes, apart from specialised courses, several indispensable modules: introduction to De Montfort University, computer science, communication and academic English. In addition to these core modules, there is also a course “continuing education in English” that allows undergraduate students to improve their language skills.

The courses are taught by quality university teachers to small groups to ensure excellent teaching quality and personalised attention, which you need to succeed.

Entry requirements

English level

For standard entry: IELTS score 5.5 (all scores must be greater than or equal to 5.5). Students with the lowest score are invited to take the English Pre-sessional English programme for 6 or 12 weeks, depending on their level.

Academic level

  • General Baccalaureate: 10/20
  • Professional Baccalaureate: 10.5 / 20
  • Technological Baccalaureate: 10/20


Living on campus at De Montfort University (Leicester)

De Montfort University has invested 136 million pounds to create one of the best campuses in the UK, with beautiful green spaces. LIPC occupies a specially designed spot in the heart of the DMU campus. As a DMU student, you will have full access to all De Montfort University facilities, including the library, gym, bookstore, cafes and computer rooms. Leicester is an ideal city for students, ranked in the UK’s Top 10 attractive cities for young people.

At Leicester International Pathway College, students enjoy a dynamic and friendly environment. Following the International Year Zero programme in this establishment will be a rewarding and enriching experience on a personal and academic level. If you would like to register for LIPC, or if you would like more information about this programme, please contact a Study Experience advisor.

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